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Senior Manager QHSE - St. Louis, MO

Lead an integrated Quality & HSE team for the site including Quality Control and QHSE Assurance in support of the core values and principles of the company.  Charged with ensuring a best in class QC laboratory and driving continuous improvement through an integrated QHSE assurance team which features a vision of being an injury-free company and shipping defect-free product to our clients.  Ensure overall compliance with company QHSE principles and policies while being recognized by the business as a solution partner in resolving challenges.  Build organizational expertise in identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating risk.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Successfully lead and develop team members and ensure the team functions in a highly effective and efficient manner.  Advise site management on all aspects of QHSE policy, planning and management in order to execute company strategy and ensure site QHSE regulatory compliance.
  • Effectively manage customer inquiries/complaints audits in a way which gives our clients the highest levels of confidence in Firmenich.  Develop and deploy QHSE improvement strategies and plans aligned with regional and local teams and Excellence Networks.
  • Ensure management systems in place and effective, including but not limited to Process Safety Management, HACCP, GMP, ISO and OHSAS.
  • Establish effective working relationships with local management to positively promote, encourage, and sustain a genuine commitment to effective QHSE management.
  • Provide advice and practical help to ensure that local managers are well placed to accept and fulfill their QHSE line management responsibilities.
  • Implement best practices, deploy QHSE tools and working directly with line management, adopt a “hands on” approach to the development and implementation of local solutions.
  • Ensure Quality and HSE reporting systems and databases are leveraged by the site as continuous improvement and performance measurement tools.  Ensure continuous accuracy of the data.
  • Ensure arrangements are in place for QHSE audits/reviews and inspections of the workplace, plant and equipment in order to monitor compliance with the Company QHSE Management System and local legal requirements.
  • Build effective working relationship with key regulatory bodies, including, but not limited to, USDA, FDA. Ensure all occupational injuries/illnesses, dangerous occurrences, incidents and customer claims are fully investigated and reported with findings and recommendations for preventive action and corrective action where appropriate.



  • A four-year degree in Engineering, Quality, HSE, Administration or related field with 10 – 15 years of QHSE experience with at least 5 years in leadership roles.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ISO management systems and principles including but not limited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, and OHSAS 18001.
  • Experience with USDA and FDA a plus


We value:


  • 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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and employees.
  • SAP experience preferred.


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!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!