Sr. Safety Manager

Location: Germantown, Wisconsin, US
Department: Safety
Reference: VN934
Summary of role
Under the direction of and reporting to the Sr. Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Sr. Safety Manager is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of company occupational health and safety initiatives and to help provide a safe workplace for employees. Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to occupational safety and health concerns including physical, chemical and/or biological hazards, process safety, workers compensation, incident investigations, safety training, safety inspections, investigations for incident reports, ensuring workplace conditions comply with global occupational health and safety standards. The Sr. Manager interacts with vendors and peers in all departments of the company. In addition the Sr. Manager assists with selection, development, and evaluating personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. The position requires superior leadership behaviours of the Sterling core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Your Responsibilities
  • Develops, implements and sustains comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety compliance programs.
  • Drives a culture of Safety First through engagement with all levels at the site and the broader Sterling Organization.
  • Ensure company compliance with all applicable Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding employee safety and train employees accordingly.
  • Responsible for the injury management program including incident investigation, corrective action implementation, restricted duty coordination, physical requirement criteria and return-to-work implementation. 
  • Maintain appropriate health and safety metrics, perform trend analysis and act on key findings.
  • Audit workplace environments, equipment, and practices/procedures.  Conduct inspections in order to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and government regulations and implement necessary improvements.
  • Research, develop, and maintain all required written health and safety programs and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Manage Job Hazard Analysis and Lock Out/Tag Out programs that identify threats and recommend measures to protect workers from hazardous work methods, processes and materials.
  • Demonstrate and train all employees on proper usage of safety equipment, ergonomics equipment, powered industrial trucks and machine specific safety devices, while enforcing its use.
  • Manage relationships with local authorities and outside vendors ensuring the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, medical monitoring, first aid supplies and routine inspections.
  • Be an active member of the Safety Steering team, contribute improvement ideas and assist with implementation accordingly.
  • Oversee the Safety CARE Team.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all health and safety regulations, assess if they apply to the facility and implement changes if necessary.
  • Assists EHS team with European, United States, and local regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the EPA, WDNR and OSHA.
Requirements for the Role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health & Safety or related degree and/or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of health and safety experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent understanding of the theoretical background/fundamentals of the work.
What We Offer
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, bonus program, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, 24/7 employee assistance program, flexible work hours, and the opportunity for career training and development.

Diversity and Inclusion
Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

This position is located in Germantown, WI, a vibrant city northwest of Milwaukee in Southeast Wisconsin.  A great place to live, work and raise a family, Southeast Wisconsin offers a variety of activities and diverse cultural scene. 

Why Consider Sterling?
Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.
We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK, Europe and the US, where we employ more than 1300 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.
Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 
Sterling Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.
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