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Sr. Manager Safety, Health & Environment

180002BZ, Stamford, CT

Henkel´s Laundry & Home Care brands have been trusted by generations of families. To maintain the trusted quality it takes constant innovation, sound research, cutting-edge product development, smart marketing and sales. Above all, it takes people who share our passion and embrace change. What do you strive for?


The Senior Manager of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) will be directly responsible for providing strategic direction and driving a culture of continuous improvement to foster a safe and healthy work environment for all North American Laundry business Henkel plant facilities, warehouses and Contract Manufacturers. This individual will work collaboratively with operations leadership, executive management and site SHE teams to continually improve performance in a matrix organization. The position reports to the Director SHEQ, with dotted-line responsibility for all plant safety leaders. The person in this role will direct and support corporate SHE efforts using and improving performance metrics and directing and developing the SHE organization to achieve year-over-year improvements. Strong leadership, presentation and communication skills and the ability to build consensus and handle a complex set of responsibilities are essential traits.

What we offer

  • Serve as the Regional Leader for all Safety, Health and Environmental activities
  • Provide effective team leadership to the SHE organization to achieve world-class performance
  • Sets the regional strategy for all SHE related activity.
  • Develops & Lead the corporate SHE compliance audit program
  • Develops and Leads plants to implement all PSM activities in the plants
  • Develops & Manages the corporate metrics program including site performance reviews, monthly reporting and periodic system improvement reviews
  • Acts as Regional Leader for SHE ISO programs at all 4 Laundry Sites, including ISO 14001, 18001 & 50001
  • Serve as subject matter expert regarding all SHE matters
  • Support any due diligence activities as needed
  • Identify and mitigate environmental and safety risks at sites/areas throughout the company
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable SHE laws and regulations
  • Develop and implement sustainability initiatives
  • Manage all required SHE reports, permits, licenses and record-keeping
  • Manage third party consultants as needed
  • Ensure SHE regulatory training requirements are met
  • Oversee and direct any remediation activities as needed
  • Develop and continuously improve SHE policies, standards and procedures
  • Represent the company in dealings with government agencies, customers, industry groups and other third parties
  • Review capital projects to ensure SHE aspects are addressed
  • Prepare and manage corporate SHE operation budget
  • Establish and achieve goals based on gap analysis of department or location SHE performance; prioritize issues and projects to achieve SHE compliance
  • Surveys, compiles, and analyzes data relating to occupational and environmental health issues such as chemical exposure, radiation, smoke, fumes, noise, temperatures, dusts, vapors, mists, gases, solvents, lighting, and ergonomics which are known or suspected of being real or potential detriments to health, and develops risk reduction actions/control mechanisms. 

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, or Environmental Science/Engineering.
  • At least 10 years combined experience in Safety and/or Environmental roles in a manufacturing/industrial environment.
  • At least 5 years Strong SHE leadership position.
  • Must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for developing and managing programs; including the ability to perform detailed risk assessments on all applicable machinery/equipment in the facility and the ability to prioritize assessed risks and ensure that effective controls are implemented.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e. OSHA), SHE Program Management (Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental), Risk Management, Behavior-Based Safety, Training, and Auditing.
  • Information Management/Computer Skills - has solid knowledge in the use and features of the suite of Microsoft packages (especially Access and Excel). Can work with integrated databases and generate neatly formatted numerical and graphical reports.
  • Communications - is able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly, accurately and effectively in formal and informal settings. Listens well in one-on-one and group settings. Realizes when information needs to be communicated to appropriate parties.
  • Interpersonal - knows how to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with managers and employees at all levels. Able to participate on team projects by contributing ideas that add value and completing team assignments. Is able to give and receive feedback constructively and modify behavior accordingly. 
  • Project Management - is able to set goals on projects in collaboration with others. Remains organized while conducting various activities and coordinates own work efforts to stay on schedule. Recognizes when projects are not meeting expectations and offers recommendations. 
  • Cognitive - can independently arrive at good solutions on simpler problems and works with others to solve more complex problems. Makes well-informed decisions and recognizes the need for new or modified approaches. Designs and completes basic quantitative and qualitative analyses to evaluate and display various types of information and data. Reviews information for accuracy and completeness and draws accurate conclusions from data.
  • Personal Effectiveness - can be counted on to honor commitments and follow through. Builds stable, trusting relationships. Strives for quality and continuous improvement as a way of doing business and consistently demonstrates high ethical standards. Manages time and effectively balances multiple competing priorities while setting challenging and aggressive goals.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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