Posted to MedZilla on 5/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Head of Environmental, Health and Safety SR0035235-MZ



Act as the management representative in the areas of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) for the Round Lake, IL facility. Develop, implement and administer all applicable environmental and occupational health management systems and policies. Provide compliance with all federal, state and local environment and safety regulations. Act as primary liaison with external regulatory agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership, coaching and support to EHS staff. Influence and direct employees at all levels of organization to achieve and maintain a strong culture of safety in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Evaluate and act upon new environmental and safety regulations; including Federal, State and/or City regulations.
  • Manage Occupational Health Program working with onsite Occ Services Vendor. This includes appropriate interfaces with corporate, human resources and legal representatives.
  • In collaboration with plant managements, lead the development and implementation of management systems and site procedures concerning environmental, health, safety and security using the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Monitor and direct the facility regarding new environmental permits related to operations and construction
  • Consistently look for ways to manage and improve site waste management practices and strategies and other cost savings or process improvements
  • Serve as primary contact for regulatory agencies such as EPA and OSHA for inspections
  • Define, maintain and manage the plant emergency management procedures to assure preparedness and organized management of crisis situations


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness addressing employees at all levels of the organization, either individually or in large group setting
  • Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively in informal settings as well as through formal presentations
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize work both personally and functionally
  • Ability to work independently, meet requirements and deadlines from multiple stakeholders and execute tasks strategically in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Education and/or experience

  • Requires a bachelors' degree, preferably in occupational health and safety, sciences, engineering or related field. 8+ years of related experience with 3+ in a management role
  • Must be highly conversant in EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations. Must be experiences with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 EHS Management Systems.
  • Must hold a registered professional certification in the environmental or safety field (i.e. CHMM, CSP, or CIH)
  • Experience in a high-profile leadership position acting as the primary management representative

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 10 lbs.
  • In general, the position requires a combination or sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet, and body
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
  • Will work in a cold, wet environment
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekend
  • May be required to work in a confined area
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

EEO is the Law -

EEO is the Law Supplement -

Pay Transparency Policy -

Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Please visit our website at


* If a direct employer requests that you go to their web site and complete your application there in order to be
  considered, please do so. Applications for all positions are subject to each employer's specific requirements.