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Sr. Health Safety & Environmental Manager - Newark

Key Responsibilities:

The site Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) Manager plays a key role in the site management team to ensure overall compliance with the Corporate HS&E Management System while being recognized by the business as a solution partner in resolving challenges and building site capability in identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating risk.

This position will ensure the local management systems are effectively designed, implemented, and controlled, highlighting significant areas of risk to site management and proposing solutions. Provide data analysis, trending, and recommendations to the site in support of continuous improvement and develop and provide technical and administrative direction on all HS&E matters at the site.


  • Facilitate and implement Corporate HS&E Management System strategy and performance targets by collaborating with local and regional management
  • Provide & Deliver Quality & HS&E Training solutions for the site
  • Drive & Partner with Operation on Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Support line management through investigation of all injuries, illnesses and incidents, and ensure outputs are used to enhance the Management System.
  • Review plant HS&E compliance and advise management accordingly.  Make suggestions for improvements and implement corrective actions.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the site operations to  ensure key risks are well-understood and mitigated through the site Management System.
  • Conduct routine audits and employee contacts to ensure the efficacy of the site Management System.  Report on deviations from standard to site management team and ensure Line Management lead issue resolution.
  • Support management in all site permitting requirements and in maintaining ISO 9001, ISO 14001; ISO 22000, and ISO 45001 system certifications.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Preferably in Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in HS&E manufacturing environment. Chemical industry experiences a plus.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) are desired or must be acquired within 3 years
  • Thorough knowledge of Environment & OSHA regulations including Process Safety Management
  • Root cause and risk assessment methodologies
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret statistical data, general business periodicals, professional journals, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation drawings/diagrams from vendors and design engineers, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and employees.
  • Ability to critically evaluate results, make recommendations and reports on projects
  • Proven track record to drive a strong Quality & Safety culture
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees at the site
  • Strong willingness and curiosity to learn and grow in HS&E  



We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively




Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Subsidized Cafeteria!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!


Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City