The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Team Lead, Environmental Health & Safety in Hyderabad, India
Who is USP?
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
Brief Job Overview
This is supervisory position responsible to Plan, Implement, and Coordinate the Policies and Procedures surrounding the Environment, Health and Safety of UPS India Facility & Personnel. A role where proactiveness is a key requirement and incumbent is expected to handle Environment, Health and Safety related requirements for India Sites in coordination with Global EHS. The incumbent will be also responsible for driving initiatives on Environment, Sustainability & Governance (ESG) for the organization.
How will YOU create impact here at USP?
Environment, Health, and Safety
Contributing to organization team efforts in formulating strategies, policies, plans and monitoring the organization performance to ensure that environment, health and safety policy and its objectives are met with.
Implementing Environment, Health and Safety systems and practices
Develops local policies with respect to EHS and ensure compliance with all approved company SOP’s.
Collaborates with Head of Departments and Other Stakeholders on Environment, Health and Safety practices.
Plan Safety Promotional activities to create safety consciousness and improve awareness.
Closely interact with line management to identify the scope for improvement in safety.
Evaluate and provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for specific operations and ensure they are maintained well.
Ensure that all near misses and incidents are reported and complete investigation is done with appropriate Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and the lessons are shared across.
Ensure Health, Welfare, Emergency and Rehabilitation services are available.
Conduct EHS internal observations and audits, mock drills, facilitate external audits and initiate appropriate actions, improvements as per recommendations.
Monitor and ensure Occupational Health Centre & Ambulance
Conduct workplace monitoring and thermography study as per defined frequency
Monitor and ensure that all fire protection systems are fit and ready all the time.
Implement robust work permit systems and monitoring its effectiveness.
Ensure waste storage room is maintained in a neat and clean condition and waste disposal is done on timely basis.
Ensure daily, weekly and monthly EHS parameters and record same in appropriate forms.
Environment, Sustainability & Governance (ESG)
Coordinate with Global EHS Manager for collating necessary information with regards to Environment, Sustainability and Governance from time to time.
Take appropriate initiatives on ESG matters to improve the score of sites.
Compliance, Regulatory & HQ Interactions
Liaison with Statutory Bodies (through approved consultants) e.g. Pollution Control Board, Fire Department, Atomic Regulatory Board and Other statutory bodies on Safety & Environment.
Ensure all the environmental monitoring, reports submission to Statutory Authorities is done on timely basis.
Ensure all regulatory approvals, agreements & licenses are upto date.
Develop, conduct and implement EHS due diligence, audit and risk reporting.
Ensure all operations at site are complied to local regulations and policies/standards of USP India & HQ in connection with EHS.
Participate in interactions with HQ EHS Manager on timely basis for site updates and best practice sharing.
Education & Training
Conduct regular training to employees & contract staff to increase the level of awareness in EHS front including maintenance of effective Emergency Response Procedures covering Mock Drills.
Encourage on Job Training for practical approach, continuous knowledge gaining through external trainings & seminars.
Who USP is Looking For?
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:
Minimum 10 Years of experience in Environment, Health and Safety field.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Health, Industrial Safety, or a related field.
Pharma GMP/QMS Exposures and experience will be an added advantage.
Experience in ISO Certifications
Self motivated, result oriented, team player and should have ability to multi task.
Minimum 3 years of experience in supervisory level.
Additional Desired Preferences
Prior experience in pharmaceutical and scientific R&D industry.
Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.
Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Able to work flexible hours when needed. In addition to normal business hours serves on the Emergency Response Team to provide 24 hour a day, 7 days a week response to emergency alarm calls and can be available on short notice to support requests during unusual hours, especially early or late in the day during the business week.
Yes, the incumbent may have 1 or 2 team members reporting into.
USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):
As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
Job Category Administrative
Job Type Full-Time