Hazard Information & Communication Manager - EHS

  • Job Reference: HSE Jobs
  • Date Posted: 14 December 2021
  • Recruiter: GSK
  • Website: https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/home/
  • Location: London, Brentford
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health & Safety Advisor, Health & Safety Manager, HSE Advisor, Officer, HSE Manager, Environmental
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our scientific and technical know-how and talented people. We strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we’re on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We’re doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year – over a billion and a half of them – and it goes beyond products. It’s about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.

With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we’re uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.

This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It’s an opportunity to be part of something special.

As the successful candidate you will provide leadership for the Consumer Healthcare (CH) global hazard communication programme, SDS authoring and associated management activities and be the business owner of the 3E Verisk system.  To do this effectively, you need to collaborate with our industrial hygiene SMEs, a range of appointed specialist 3rd party organisations and our SDS system provider, Verisk 3E. As a specialist you will also network externally to gauge and determine the optimal solutions for our hazard information and communication service needs in CH.

While the primary focus is to lead a  critical EHS programme and service, the successful candidate will be expected to help support other priorities where needed.  In our high performing culture, we expect each team member to have the talent and drive to regularly deliver beyond their core mandate for the benefit of the business, our operations and the EHS team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the team, processes, systems, training, and governance required for effective substance hazard characterisation and communication to the business, our customers, and suppliers.
  • Provide leadership, collaborate with the CH business and support functions, managing SDS authoring, to ensure timely creation and maintenance of GHS compliant SDS for all existing and new CH Products and vendor supplied materials.
  • Support all internal and external requests for SDS from our stakeholders and customers.
  • Develop and optimise the relationship with the supplier of the application used for vendor and CH product SDS , leading periodic reviews of programme effectiveness.
  • Maintain and grow technical and global regulatory expertise required for effective hazard communication and ensure programmes are established to support compliance for all countries in which CH operates.
  • Collaborate with CH hygienists, physicians, other EHS and Engineering SMEs and appointed 3rd parties to include relevant health, environmental, and physical hazard data into the SDS process.
  • Provide support for CH strategic business transactions to ensure the appropriate sharing of EHS hazard data and release of SDS.
  • Be the informed client within the CH Global EHS team when working with 3rd parties to support our needs for regulatory expertise, eg. GHS, CPL and REACH regulations, Dangerous Goods Transportation and Shipping Compliance.

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When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application

Why you? 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Detailed knowledge of GHS hazard communication regulations as adopted by North and South America, EU and Asia Pacific regions.
  • Strong proficiency in ‘3E Generate’ / ‘MSD Gen’ SDS authoring system, or similar program.
  • Certification in Industrial Hygiene (BOHS, AIHA) or Safety (CMIOSH, RSP).
  • Membership of Chemical Hazards Communication Society (UK), or Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (US).
  • Certifications in Dangerous Goods Transportation (all modes).
  • Strong customer focus with proven ability in identifying and understanding needs for FMCG, Pharmaceutical / Food or related high-hazard sector and translating them into practical and robust yet cost effective solutions with enough attention to detail to ensure solutions offered are robust and efficient.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and proposals to a range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • High degree of organisational awareness and negotiating skills with a demonstrated ability to build relationships and develop solutions to complex problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to accomplish objectives and projects in a timely manner with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Experience of managing and developing other SMEs.
  • Demonstrable use of knowledge of internal and external influences to deliver successful and sustainable EHS support services in responsive and agile organizations, with good external business networks to benchmark and gauge potential effectiveness of alternatives for CH.
  • Strong ability to act as a catalyst and motivator of change for own team, customers, and peers in CH, to facilitate the creation and development of a proactive EHS culture within the business
  • Detail oriented, disciplined planning and strong project management skills with excellent prioritization and follow-up.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • An EHS technical specialism such as process safety, occupational hygiene, environmental management, possibly built earlier in career.
  • Fluency in a second language.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We’re striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.

New Consumer Healthcare HQ:

Recently we’ve shared some exciting proposals with our colleagues which mark an important moment in our preparations for separation and becoming a new, standalone Consumer Healthcare company.

Our preparations are going well. GSK is on track to separate in mid-2022 and create two incredible new companies, each with the ability to improve the health of millions of patients and consumers worldwide, and both great places to work.

We’ve already confirmed that our new Consumer Healthcare company will be headquartered in the UK and the first step we’re taking is to announce proposals to move our CH business from our current location in GSK House in Brentford when we separate, into a new, CH headquarters in Weybridge. This will be a temporary, but important move in the short term, whilst we take this opportunity to design for the future and create an inspiring, flexible, collaborative workspace that meets the changing needs of our people and our business needs.

Inspired by our new culture and purpose, and with a commitment to our sustainability goals, we plan to build a new campus close by which would be home to our headquarters teams, our UK business, our global Oral Health category, R&D and innovation teams, as well as a state-of-the-art Shopper Science lab.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers.  As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

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