Head of Safety, Security, Health and Environment (Vacaville Site)

United States of America, California, Vacaville

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Ensure the site’s continuous Right to Operate and Employee Engagement (or Respect for People), by developing and sustaining proactive Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and procedures that comply with applicable laws, regulatory agency standards, and Corporate SHE directives, and that result in excellent SHE performance.  

  • Partner with Group SHE, local SHE, and site functions to ensure site compliance with all regulatory agency requirements, and corporate SHE directives and policies  

  • Partner within the Roche network to identify, share, and adopt best practices that reduce SHE risk at the site  

  • As a member of the site leadership team, develop and drive proactive behaviors and mindset that result in an injury free workplace, and demonstrate respect for our people and environment 


Leadership & People Management:

  • Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer term.  Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities.

  • Establish strategic goals and objectives and maintain full strategic responsibility for the SHE organization.

  • As a site leadership team member, drive collaboration within site and across network activities, cross-functional planning, and decision making.

  • As a site leadership team member, drive network activities and alignment, cross-functional planning, and decision making.

  • Accountable for overall budget and financial performance of the SHE organization.

  • Proactively promote positive Safety Culture and cGMP operating principles.

  • Embody PT lean leadership principles and methods while fostering a continuous improvement mindset 


  • Develop, maintain, and continuously improve SHE programs at the site that comply with relevant regulatory agency permits, laws and standards, and Roche Corporate SHE directives and policies.

  • Develop, practice and improve programs that ensure effective response in the event of a disaster or outage, with a focus on life safety. 

  • Inventory, prioritize, and proactively mitigate SHE risks across the site, through functional engagement and ownership.

  • Build and sustain a strong leadership commitment to safety at the site, that is clearly evident on the shop floor and throughout the organization.

  • Measure, audit, and ensure compliance at the site with all SHE programs and regulatory agency laws.

  • Share and adopt best practices from across industry and the Roche network, through active participation in the SHE network council, Group SHE, and network forums.  

  • Partners with and supports other Roche legal entities in the country for SHE related activities

  • Acts as leader during site emergency situations

  • Serves as Roche SHE Officer



  • Bachelor's Degree required (science, safety, engineering, or industrial hygiene preferred)

  • Graduate or higher level Degree preferred

  • Hazardous Material and/or professional certification in safety or other relevant discipline is preferred 


  • 10+ years program management and leadership experience in an integrated research and development or manufacturing organization in process industries (pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical, etc.)

  • 4+ years people management experience

  • 4+ years EHS/SHE experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Expert knowledge related to EHS/SHE risk assessment, incident investigation, root cause analysis and management systems

  • Expert knowledge of SHE regulatory requirements, risk management, and business continuity

  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels

  • Builds trustful and effective relationships

  • Able to think strategically and translate strategies into actionable plans

  • Takes responsibility, drives results, and achieves expected outcomes