Associate Director - HSE & Extended Producer Responsibility

Jul 22, 2021

Job Description

108,000! That’s the number of associates whose lives we touch and improve. Join us in our mission to protect our people, patients and planet. As part of the Novartis Health, Safety and Environment team, this is a new role waiting for you to put your mark on and inspire us.

The Associate Director – HSE & Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the Global HSE Strategy by providing technical expertise and guidance on product stewardship, particularly Extended Producer Responsibility, and global environmental regulatory compliance for Novartis organizations globally. Oversees HSE support, programs, and initiatives focusing specifically on global compliance with extended producer responsibility requirements for Novartis.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinates the implementation of the Global HSE Strategy in EMEA/Asia/Americas with a specific focus on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
• Leads Novartis efforts to comply with global EPR legislation for its pharmaceutical products under the direction of the Global Head of Environmental Compliance.
• Acts as a subject matter expert for EPR, product stewardship, and environmental regulations in Europe and North and South America.
• Monitors emerging environmental compliance and product stewardship topics globally and reports back to support compliance.
• Advises the Global HSE Team on local context and potential HSE challenges and opportunities associated with changing environmental regulations globally
• Assure Novartis compliance with all EPR legislation. This includes submissions of covered product lists to state regulators, responding directly to regulatory requests regarding Board of Pharmacy licenses, covered products (medicines and sharps), National Drug Codes, and institutional hierarchy.
• Work directly with country legal, government affair, and senior business leadership for compliance-based EPR requests.
• Provides guidance on Environmental compliance with all pertinent HSE regulations in the Regions, permits, statutes, local ordinances and/or other externally or internally driven requirements

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• University degree in safety management, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental science, occupational health and/or medicine, engineering, or related field. Master’s degree in above-mentioned fields is highly desirable.
• 8+ years relevant experience with knowledge and work experience in HSE, specifically in environmental compliance and product stewardship
• Experience in extended producer responsibility regulations and compliance; interpreting legal requirements related to environment and identifying emerging regulations and their impact on a multi-national company.
• Experience in leading high impact processes and implementation of improvements across global/regional matrix organizations with cross-functional exposure; with track record of operational effectiveness/innovation and of working with diverse teams and remote business relationships
• Has in-depth understanding of following areas:
o Environmental Compliance
o Environmental sustainability and product stewardship
o Region and country-specific HSE compliance requirements
o Environmental Impact
o ISO14001 management systems
o Project management
• Experience in product stewardship in a multi-national company highly desirable

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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