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Manager, EH&S

United States - California - Santa MonicaManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity in the EH&S department. We are looking to build a world class EH&S team here at Kite Pharma. You will be working with a highly motivated and cross functional team to build a proactive Safety culture and execute exciting initiatives. The role of the EH&S Manager is to conduct and manage various programs and activities in the EH&S Department. We are looking for a self-starter with superior analysis and problem-solving skills ranging from simple to complex situations. This individual is expected to explain information and influence others in order to secure successful implementation of EH&S programs and directives as assigned.

The EH&S Manager will as an agent of change while working effectively. Basic essential duties include:

  • Direct experience on leading by example and ability to secure resources under challenging circumstances
  • Set goals and leading indicators to demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness of related activities, in addition to providing interpretative guidance regarding exposure monitoring results and recommending appropriate controls
  • Develop, innovate and execute SMART goals
  • Align Company goals with department specific while effectively influencing others without direct formal authority
  • Set goals and leading indicators to demonstrate efficiency and effectiveness of related activities, in addition to providing interpretative guidance regarding exposure monitoring results and recommending appropriate controls
  • Deliver agreed upon results ahead of schedule by effectively overcome barriers and potential challenges
  • Identify and mitigate hazards
  • Develop, assess, oversee risk assessment program for new and existing processes
  • Identify and mitigate hazards
  • Develop, assess, oversee risk assessment program for new and existing processes
  • Develop, enhance Leading and Lagging Indicators
  • Improve and enhance processes and customer service
  • Perform ergonomic assessments
  • Support physical security programs for Santa Monica locations
  • Represent EH&S in multiple technical programs or serve as a representative of EH&S Management during regulatory visits
  • Manage risk assessment program for new and existing processes
  • Develop and conduct EH&S training as assigned/appropriate
  • Prepare, revise and implement SOPs, Work Instructions, and compliance plans
  • Conduct incident investigations and tracking the completion of associated corrective actions
  • Review engineering projects and provide input
  • Enhance auditing program and conduct site-wide building inspections, including escorting regulatory agency personnel, preparing findings memos and developing and implementing corrective and preventive actions
  • Present findings and recommendations to management while insuring buy-ins on action plans
  • Manage multiple projects of significant complexity and risk
  • Demonstrate competent negotiation skills when dealing with challenging situations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience in EH&S in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of experience in EH&S in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • High School degree with 11+ years of experience in EH&S in biotech/pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in (Physical and/or Life) science or engineering or Certification such as CSP, CHMM, CIH, CSM
  • Knowledge with CAL-OSHA, CAL-EPA, DOT, NFPA, HAZWOPPER, ARB
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in Emergency Response
  • Experience in Biosafety
  • Experience in LOTO, Confined Space, Contractor Safety, etc.
  • Experience with implementation/execution of ISO related standards
  • Safety Management
  • Delivering Safety Training