Director of EHS

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Job description

  • Function: Engineering & Technical Services

  • Sector: Pharmaceuticals

  • Country: Switzerland

  • Rate/Salary: 200,000 CHF

The Director of EHS will be responsible for implementing strategy, driving behavioural and cultural change while driving continuous improvement. You will be joining a large Pharma organisation who are going through a full-scale global transformation within manufacturing and operations.


The main responsibilities of this position are to:

  • Develop EHS strategy and systems for standardized implementation globally.
  • Lead Safety activities in sites towards injury reduction.
  • Work in close cooperation with business leaders to develop and implement regional and global cultural change programs.
  • Lead incident investigation process, including root cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans.
  • Develop implement and manages EHS compliance programs.
  • Work with EHS staff to develop performance goals, strategies, and metrics to achieve continuous EHS improvements for the organization.


The successful applicant will possess the following skills or attributes:

    • Degree in Science or Engineering preferred.
    • Strong operational experience preferably gained within the production environment ideally on a Pharma / Biotech manufacturing facility.
    • 5+ years of successful EHS experience on mid-sized and major projects with high complexity.
    • A minimum of 5 years leading teams or direct people management is required.
    • Experience leading an EHS program in a manufacturing environment is required.
    • Fluent in English writing and speaking required. Good German level is preferred.

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Brett Lofthouse Manager of Engineering & Technical Services

Brett leads our Engineering and Technical Services Practice. Passionate about automation and efficiency, contact Brett about Management and SVP-level roles or hires in automation engineering, capital projects, EHS, preventative maintenance, process engineering and related specialisms.