Allergan Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety in Irvine, California

Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Irvine, California, United States at

Sep 19, 2016Post Date

150284Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

Our site performs research and development activities for a myriad of high potency pharmaceutical and biological products including BOTOX which is an OEB 5 material, a highly potent compound that requires sophisticated exposure control. Based upon the hazards inherent in research and development of this and similar product lines and the expected regulatory inspections by EPA, OSHA and related state agencies, this site requires an EHS leader with significant experience and knowledge.

Fundamentally, The Associate Director, Site EHS is responsible and accountable for leading site EHS programs and processes that identify, evaluate and control hazards inherent in the pharmaceutical research, development and clinical manufacturing processes and for maintaining full compliance with all federal, state, local and Actavis EHS rules and regulations.

Main Areas ofResponsibility

· Establishes and implements policies and procedures based on EHS requirements. Creates, promotes, administers and reviews EHS related programs.

· Responsible and accountable for ensuring that the facility is in full compliance with federal, state, local and corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements, rules and regulations.

· Accountable for the effective resolution of noncompliance events, environmental releases, work-related injuries and illnesses if/when they occur, including determination of root causes, and corrective and preventive actions.

· Oversees and is responsible for the training of employees on EHS related topics as required by federal, state, local and Actavis rules and regulations.

· Conducts formal and informal audits of management systems & performance of operating units, suppliers, 3rd party manufacturers, TSDFs, etc. Collect performance data and prepare summary reports of metrics, issues and opportunities.

· This position will also support Corporate EHS Audit in the role of Lead EHS Auditor and support the development and implementation of Corporate EHS policies and programs. Will require travel to support two Corporate EHS Site Audits annually.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

· 10 years in pharmaceutical R&D and/or manufacturing experience

· The person in this position is expected to work across business units and navigate organizational structures to achieve consistent and full compliance with federal, state and local EHS regulations and internal Allergan policies to ensure compliance. This role also requires a strong industry and professional network to stay abreast of upcoming regulations and best practices.

· Business planning and project management skills

· CSP and/or COIH certifications preferred.


· Undergraduate degree within a relevant course of study, a graduate degree strongly preferred.