Environment, Health and Safety Manager

in Montgomery, NY

Environment, Health and Safety Manager Job

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  • Job Location

    500 Neelytown Road
    Montgomery, NY 12549, US

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    Environmental Health & Safety

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    Full time

What Global EHS contributes to Cardinal Health

The Cardinal Health Global Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) team is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing EHS procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements. Additional responsibilities include mitigating EHS risks to the company, its employees, the environment, and the communities in which it does business.

The Cardinal Health Global EHS vision is to partner with our businesses and functions to proactively mitigate EHS risk across the enterprise. 

Position Overview

The EHS Manager will report to the U.S. Northeast Regional Director.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing EHS solutions in support of Cardinal Health assets in the Montgomery area.  These solutions are designed to manage, mitigate, and whenever possible, eliminate EHS risks to Cardinal Health employees, facilities, products and the communities in which the company operates.  Operations supported primarily include the Montgomery Distribution Center (DC) and Montgomery New England Regional Center (NERC), with ancillary remote support to Nuclear Pharmacy locations in New York and Pennsylvania.


Leadership and Consulting - 35%

Assists with implementation of the global EHS strategy to mitigate risk to people, property, community, information, and brand.  Partners with operation leaders to develop and execute site-specific annual EHS plans; standardize EHS programs; ensure critical information is communicated; and implement best practices.  Provides support and subject matter expertise for events (e.g., regulatory agency inquiries, natural disasters, business continuity, significant incidents, etc.).

Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control / Regulatory Compliance - 35%

Leads in the management of operation specific EHS hazard assessments and the development of risk mitigation plans.  Partners with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements.  Analyzes key EHS metrics to assist operations in the construction and execution of continual improvement plans.  Identifies budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance.  Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated.  Develops and maintains facility profiles. Assists with the response to regulatory agency inquiries and reporting obligations.  Participates in assessments and audits.  Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, business resiliency and occupational health processes.

Occupational Injury/Illness, Loss Prevention, Crisis Management, and Business Resiliency - 20%

Assist management teams in the investigation, notification, and case management for occupational injury/illnesses. Assists operations close out property/casualty recommendations from third parties such as FM Global.  Provides support in the development and implementation of business resiliency plans. Provides EHS leadership during business continuity situations.

Education and Mentorship - 10%

Educates and coaches management teams on their EHS roles and responsibilities. Helps foster a diverse workforce.


Technical Skills

Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred.  Advanced degree and professional certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, etc.) preferred.Minimum 7 years’ experience managing EHS for multiple operations preferredEHS experience in healthcare industry, preferredStrong understanding and experience in EHS Management Systems and their successful implementationMust have strong substantive knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA, as well as workers’ compensation requirementsStrong technical ability to work, collaborate and negotiate with government officials, consultants, and other third-party stakeholdersRequires up to 20% travel

Leadership Skills

Proven history as a valued, pragmatic and trusted EHS business partnerMust have collaborative leadership skills to achieve desired results in a highly matrixed work environmentFosters trust, confidence and followershipDedicated to the principal of ethical behaviorMust be self-directed, and able to work productively on multiple initiatives simultaneouslyMust have sound judgment, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and not be afraid of rolling up the sleeves to deliver practical solutionsMust be able to clearly and succinctly communicate, market and sell value-added solutionsMust have excellent written and verbal communications skillsMust be creative in developing cost-effective, sensible solutions that deliver results

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projectsParticipates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goalsRecommends new practices, processes, metrics, or modelsWorks on or may lead complex projects of large scopeProjects may have significant and long-term impactProvides solutions which may set precedentIndependently determines method for completion of new projectsReceives guidance on overall project objectivesActs as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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