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Direcor of Environmental Health & Safety

Direcor of Environmental Health & Safety

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    Life Sciences

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    €120000 - €140000 per annum

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    Next Generation

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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A leading global healthcare manufacturer committed to delivering life-changing medicines to patients around the world. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of EHS to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our employees and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations on a global scale.

Job Description: The Director of EHS will be responsible for overseeing and implementing comprehensive EHS strategies, policies, and procedures across our global pharmaceutical manufacturing operations. The successful candidate will lead a team and work collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to drive a strong safety culture and maintain compliance with local, regional, and international regulations.


  • Develop and execute global EHS strategies, goals, and initiatives aligned with business objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Lead the development and implementation of EHS policies, procedures, and training programs.
  • Monitor and evaluate EHS performance metrics and develop improvement plans as needed.
  • Conduct risk assessments and identify potential hazards, recommending appropriate controls and preventive measures.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with regulatory agencies and relevant industry organizations.
  • Stay current with emerging EHS trends, technologies, and regulatory changes to anticipate and mitigate potential risks.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to EHS teams globally, fostering a culture of safety, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including senior management, operations, engineering, and quality assurance teams, to ensure EHS considerations are integrated into business processes.
  • Participate in incident investigations and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.


  • Ideally Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
  • 8-10 years of progressive EHS experience within the pharmaceutical ,FMCG or medical device manufacturing industry.
  • Strong knowledge of global EHS regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including managing teams and driving change.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement effective EHS programs and initiatives.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a track record of achieving EHS goals and objectives.
  • Professional certifications in EHS (e.g., CSP, CIH, CPEA) are highly desirable.

The Next Step for you:

Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Sarah Mac Mullan from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on 00 353 1662 9120

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