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Head HSE, Americas

Company: Novartis Group
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Job Purpose
In alignment with the Novartis company strategy to 'Unleash the Power of our People', and the Novartis Business Services - Real Estate & Facility Services (NBS-REFS) strategy, this role is accountable for HSE for the Americas region, including operational HSE execution and compliance, and regional strategy and governance. The role is a member of the Novartis HSE leadership team, and aligns with key Novartis HSE objectives, leads a team of Novartis global HSE program leaders, and is a trusted business partner with colleagues in the Americas.

Major Accountabilities
--- Defines and implements the Americas regional HSE strategy, which is aligned with the Novartis global HSE strategy and aligns with functions and external partners to drive results.
--- Translates HSE strategy into functional objectives and activities, and evaluates progress against overall strategy; identifies and initiates special projects to support the HSE strategy; ensures stakeholder involvement throughout the projects and develops consistent, robust processes to support the function. Brings functional expertise across a broad HSE technical topics.
--- Supports elements of Global HSE (through regionally based Global Program Leaders) to deliver strategy with excellence. Serves as single point escalation (proactive and reactive) for regional HSE matters impacting NGOs, government entities and other institutions. Oversees regional HSE governance to ensure that systems are in place to demonstrate and verify compliance with all pertinent HSE regulations, permits, statutes, local ordinances and/or other externally driven requirements.
--- Member of the Global HSE Leadership Team. Member of the U.S. and LatCan REFS Leadership Teams.

--- Constantly eager to improve HSE performance and standards proactively. Steers the beliefs, perceptions and values that associates share about HSE in the workplace to create a positive mindset and proactive HSE behaviors. Eager to enhance partnerships to obtain win-win outcomes for all, open to feedback and has the ability to provide feedback in a respectful and constructive way.

Collaborating & Influencing:
--- Motivates associates and leaders intrinsically to take part in our HSE journey and contributes through taking responsibility and ownership. Translates the Global HSE strategy to fit regional and/or local context and sets objectives defining actions plans with roles and responsibilities. Connects emotionally and socially with people in all layers of the organization, shows empathy and maintains relationships built on trust. Coaches and teaches others how to solve HSE issues and challenges themselves autonomously by always being ready to help and willing to listen.

Managing Ambiguity:
--- Deals with transition or change of HSE, business goals or processes in a positive and adaptable way. Decisive and able to act without having all details or bigger picture. Comfortable with risk and uncertainty and ability to continue daily operations as normal. Flexible switching from in-depth expertise work to general HSE matters, depending on business needs. Agility to adapt to changing business needs, multiple stakeholders and to flex from global program development to site-level implementation support.

--- Develops regional HSE strategy, in alignment with global HSE strategy, with full stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Ensures HSE Governance Processes are fully planned and have appropriate executive support. Partners with key alliance partners to ensure integrated planning for HSE service delivery is seamless and integrated.

EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Education
--- Bachelor's degree required.

--- Fluency in English required both oral and written communication skills.

--- 15+ years of related experience, from multinational organizations, with deep knowledge and work experience in HSE as above job description. Track record in Operational effectiveness & innovation working with diverse teams and managing remote business relationships.
--- Experience in international management system standards for HSE (e.g., ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 31000, ISO 22301, ISO 50001).
--- Experience in driving improvement of global HSE services and adept at balancing resource demands from multiple internal customers.
--- Experience in leading high impact processes and implementation of improvements across global/regional matrix organizations with cross-functional exposure.
--- Ability to communicate effectively across organizations. Understanding of the organization and culture of Novartis becoming Unbossed, Curious and Inspired.

--- Discipline in HSE, Engineering or Law or other related natural/technical field is preferred. Master's degree in above-mentioned fields is highly desirable.
--- Working knowledge of additional languages desirable (e.g. Spanish, French, and Portuguese).

--- As required based on business needs, circa 30%.
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Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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