Manager (m/f/d) EHSS&S Services Europe focus life sciences/chemical or pharmaceutical industry
Wien, AUT
vor 1 Tg.

Reporting to the Director EHSS&S Eastern Hemisphere, the EHSS&S Services Manager (Environmental, Health, Safety, Security, and Sustainability) focus life sciences / chemical or pharmaceutical industry will provide tactical and strategic direction for the organization focusing on the Services organization.

This position will be the interface between the EHSS&S and the overall European Services organization.

Furthermore, the Manager EHSS&S Avantor Services Europe will coordinate European wide with stake holders to create new environmental, health and safety, security and sustainability standard operating procedures (SOP), where necessary, and maintain existing SOPs in accordance with the company-wide Compliance leadership team for EHSS&S.

Functions as the Lead Auditor for Avantor Services Europe.

This global role can be organized from any location in Europe.


  • Leads and develops topics in accordance with the Environmental, Health, Safety, Security, and Sustainability (EHSSS&S) organization for Avantor Services Europe.
  • Performs data analysis for the Avantor Services Europe organization and the European EHSS&S organization using common office tools and ProcessMap (Avantor EHS System).
  • Supports the implementation and usage of ABS (internal Avantor Business System) for Avantor Services.
  • Supports introduction and monitoring of full-spectrum EHS processes for Avantor Services.
  • Consulting on risk assessment (planning, implementation, and operations) for all site locations, focusing on Avantor Services on-site assignments and technical services.
  • Manages incident investigations.
  • Collects, evaluates, and documents best-practices European wide and introduces them as appropriate for regional and international business operations.
  • Develops, maintains and coordinates the (standardized) Audit program European wide; aligns with the overall European organization for ISO certification (45001, 14001, 9001).
  • Functions as a Senior Auditor / Lead Auditor according to the standards OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001), ISO 9001, ISO 14001.
  • Supports EHS programs aligned to customers.
  • Cultivates a strong safety management culture. Works with all functional areas to drive standardization, improve efficiency, and reduce injury rates.
  • Supports the Security organization to assess the security risks of the operations.
  • Supports the Director of EHSS&S to drive improvement by developing and providing leadership, training, and resources for EHSS&S.
  • Key aims include achieving optimal levels of safety, quality, productivity, and delivery to assure internal and external customer satisfaction.

  • Works closely with Site EHSS&S Managers, the site management and the EHSS&S management to support environmental-friendly, sustainable and social behavior.
  • Supports the EHSS&S organization to collaborate with cross-functional teams and plan for and respond to emergencies including labor interruptions, pandemics and other business interruptions.
  • Interacts with the EHSS&S Leadership Team to advise necessary continuous improvement efforts so that systems and processes are in line with overall company strategy, quality policy, Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Oversees the introduction of new IT systems for EHSS&S purposes, closely coordinating with other VWR organizations, to streamline workflows and maintain corporate memory for best practices and SOPs in that area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master’s degree in sciences, occupational safety or related fields
  • Preferably from the life sciences / chemical or pharmaceutical industries
  • Valid European EHS certification (NEBOSH, SUVA, Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit, or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience within a European, matrix organization in a similar role
  • Proficient with practical data analytics methods using tools such as Excel
  • Languages : English native speaker or business level, any other European language a bonus

  • Knowledge of manufacturing, production, distribution, analysis laboratories and services businesses general and chemical industry
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Working knowledge : ISO requirements, European occupational health and safety legislation, local governing agencies
  • Experienced auditor (ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001) in international settings
  • Willingness to travel regularly, also internationally (estimated at 30% of time in Europe)
  • Self-starter, independent
  • Driven
  • Motivated and able to work in a matrix organisation and complex customer environments
  • Influence wider organisation
  • Ability to train and present in front of a wide organisation as well as in front of governing bodies
  • Contact person :

    Dominik Kalthof, Talent Acquisition Partner

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