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Manager - Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainabilty

Stilwell, Kansas, US
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
Job Summary
Salary Range: $105,000 - $125,000

Annual Bonus Target: 7.5%

Responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs to ensure the Environment Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) compliance of the CRL Kansas facility.
Collaborate on the development and support rollout of corporate programs as related to implementation in Kansas. Lead and manage KAN EHS&S audits in collaboration with site management.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 5 days a week onsite ⦁ Develop and implement policies and procedures targeted toward increasing the safety and protection of the environment for the Kansas aggregate businesses including Safety Assessment and Biologics. Ensure facility compliance with applicable environment health and safety regulations.
⦁ Implement site audit program of the EHS&S compliance of the site, track and report status of corrective actions, and alerting senior management to developing problems where intervention or oversight is required.
⦁ Participate in site leadership as a member of the Leadership Team and conduct reviews at appropriate intervals with facility senior management.
⦁ Consult with management and employees on Federal, State, and Local regulatory compliance related issues. Work with facility management to ensure proper training programs are established with regards to environmental and health and safety compliance.
⦁ Responsible for timely submission of environmental reports and permits to US, KS, and Regional regulatory agencies.
⦁ Work with Leadership and Site/Global Procurement to develop cost savings initiatives to ensure business continuity and best in class service pricing.
⦁ Provide lead support and formal response to EHS agency inspections conducted by US and KS regulatory bodies (e.g., OSHA, MA DEP).
⦁ Manage moderate size capital infrastructure projects from inception to completion including regulated areas such as DEA, NRC, MA DEP, etc.
⦁ Develop program budgets and schedules in support of EHS&S initiatives including platform tools (e.g. Enablon).
⦁ Monitor and drive progress of EHS&S projects and programs, maintaining budgets and schedules.
⦁ Lead the selection process for hiring third party service firms, evaluating proposals, conducting interviews and making recommendations to senior management, in partnership with Procurement and Management
⦁ Provide supervision and development of EHS Site staff. Ensure appropriate communication takes place around EHS issues.
⦁ Consult with Corporate Engineering, Company management and workplace staff to identify and resolve potential EHS&S issues through engineering design changes or other means necessary, such as Facilities controls, JHA job hazard analysis.
⦁ Clarify, define, and assist in enforcement and application of Agency and Company policies and practices.
⦁ Support and affirm the Company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action.
⦁ Partner with site leadership to address audit findings from clients, regulatory agencies, or internal CRL audits.
⦁ Provide EHS&S training to staff and contractors including OEB, SOP, and EHS&S policy training.
⦁ Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications
⦁ Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a life science (biology, chemistry), environmental engineering, or related discipline.
⦁ Experience: Seven to ten years related experience.
⦁ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
⦁ Certification/Licensure: None.
⦁ Other: Sound working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and government regulatory requirements and guidelines. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Project. In- depth knowledge of environment, health and safety regulations required. Ability to communicate and influence senior management on EHS compliance initiatives.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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