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Title:  Sr. HSE Manager

Requisition ID:  66013
Date:  Jun 28, 2024

Tempe, Arizona, US

Department:  HSE

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Job Summary:


In this role, you will identify, develop, and implement health, safety and environmental programs and policies for multiple locations to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and corporate standards. This position reports directly to the Site Director and has the specific duty and responsibility for the overall workplace health and safety for all onsite individuals; employees, contractors, visitors and/or guests.  Technically guide the management of the site, location or business in matters related to Environment, Health and Safety.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Plan and implement site specific Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) programs and procedures, behavioral safety processes, corporate HSE mandates, problem analysis/troubleshooting, and interpretation of applicable regulatory regulations for multiple locations.
  • Manage site incident reporting process to ensure effective investigation, identification of root causes, reporting, corrective actions, trends, and best practice sharing throughout the business.
  • Implement and lead the risk assessment program including but not limited to Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Ergonomic, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), new chemicals, and equipment assessments for current activities and by participating in the project planning and turnover process regarding new equipment, plant process improvements, and modifications to the plant from the HSE perspective.
  • Manage HSE regulatory compliance programs such as  permit requirements including recordkeeping and applicable documentation.
  • Develop and update site specific HSE training needs required by HSE regulatory agencies and West Corporate.
  • Contributes to and/or plans and executes HSE, Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility (CR), Business Continuity and Crisis Management related projects and in other key HSE initiatives as assigned by the Director of Operations and West HSE Corporate.
  • Liaison between the site and the HSE regulatory agencies, corporate, HSE related visits from customers or on behalf of customers.
  • Translates Corporate HSE initiatives to strategic and tactical goals and objectives for the site, location or business.
  • Provides leadership for site HSE staff.
  • Manage onsite security.
  • Other duties as assigned



Basic Qualifications: 

  • 8 to 10 years of experience on the HSE field with Masters Degree in the fields of Environment, Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or science related field or 10 to 12 with a BS Degree in the fields of Environment, Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or science related.
  • Must have knowledge of local and country HSE related regulations
  • Prior manufacturing experience in an industrial setting required
  • Experience writing and implementing HSE policies and procedures 
  • Higher level of spoken and written knowledge of the English language


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Higher education in the fields of Environment, Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or science related field
  • Must have knowledge of local and country HSE related laws and regulations and experience with multiple locations
  • Good technical writing, presentation skills
  • Prior manufacturing experience in an industrial setting
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Able to track information and conduct audits
  • Ability to work irregular hours on occasion to support 24/7 operation
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills & be able to interface with employees in all levels of the organization; must possess good organization, time-management, negotiating & conflict resolution skills; excellent computer skills (including MS Office experience using Word & Excel) required.
  • Experience working with senior management and corporate leaders.


Travel Requirements:


  • 20%:  Up to 52 business days per year


Physical and Mental Requirements:


  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize. 
  • Able to work independently and autonomoulsy
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and resolve conflicts 
  • Able to develop effective working relationships
  • Operate in both office and manufacturing environments 
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Able to coach and develop people
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Leads by example in accordance with Wests values
  • Act as a change agent




West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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