Principal SHE Leader

United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis

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Job Summary:

Functions as a Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) Business Partner for assigned functional areas (e.g. Manufacturing, Facilities, R&D, Supply Chain, etc.). In addition, will fulfill site-wide responsibilities for specific program area ownership. Expected to work on projects across the business functions, business units, and our business area. Applies extensive knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of difficult tasks. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Consults with management in the understanding of policies, procedures, programs, and company directives to ensure compliance. Duties are diverse and complex often involving research, analysis and solution development. Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of a particular field across multiple business functions. Plans, conducts and oversees work involving large and important/complex projects. May provide direction and guidance to more junior SHE staff. Reviews progress with management. Serves as a recognized resource to multiple Roche sites, corporate management, and/ or cross functional teams. May serve as a resource to all levels of personnel across our business area, including other Roche locations and assist external customers as needed. Works with considerable independence to provide direction and guidance on issues to department leadership, business functions, and/or SHE staff members


  • Coordinates, develops, implements, and maintains SHE policies, procedures, and programs for regulatory programs, company related Directives and Standards, site goals, and other company initiatives and requirements within assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Facilitates across multiple business functions, units, and/or our business area in order to help management establish objectives and plan SHE compliance and sustainability programs to achieve objectives.

  • Serves as the subject matter expert in the implementation of one or more program areas. Leads the identification of programs that need improvement. Creates and leads teams to address deficiencies.

  • Provides expertise to both management and lower level positions. Assists management and staff in resolving difficult technical problems, interpreting laws, regulations and Roche Directives and Standards.

  • Assist management with new staff orientation and training as well as developing staffs’ ability to achieve total impact recognition.

  • Conducts analysis of key program areas or as assigned by management. Analyzes trends, makes monthly, quarterly and annual comparisons. Works with vendors, staff and applicable business functions to identify opportunities, implement initiatives, and maintain program execution. Establish/improve the company’s ability to track, measure, and report on assigned activities.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvements in current systems, works with area management for change, implements changes, monitors progress and refines systems.

  • Proactively inspects and conducts hazard evaluations of work areas related to subject matter expertise. Assesses impacts associated with equipment, materials, processes, and facilities; in order to identify and control hazardous conditions or actions that may cause adverse impacts and/or regulatory non-compliance. Participates in emergency planning and emergency teams. Responds to emergency situations as needed. Principal SHE Professional - RMS Page 2 of 3

  • Develops, implements, and conducts formal campus wide SHE inspections and audits. Assist with or lead external audits as required. Tracks resolution of issues.

  • Supports SHE management with projects or activities as assigned, which have impact across Molecular Solutions, Roche Divisional, and/or Corporate functions.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with a major in a physical science, life science, engineering, safety, industrial hygiene, or other relevant field

  • 10 years of industrial experience or 8 years with a Master’s Degree

  • Completion of a national health and safety certification such as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Professional Engineer (PE), or ability to obtain in the near future

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience within an industry sector such as: automobile, diagnostics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas industry or other relevant industries

  • Ability to attain program specific certifications (e.g. industrial equipment, fire protection, confined spaces, fall protection, etc.) as needed

  • Knowledge of applicable regulations with ability to interpret, anticipates and identifies issues of concern, and makes sound decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainty

  • Ability to coordinate and implement multi-discipline environmental programs throughout a complex multi-business unit organization

  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of applied auditing techniques and an ability to apply the auditing knowledge in a real business setting

  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of health & safety regulatory agencies and of their rule making processes and/or new regulation interpretation and impact analysis

  • Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate scientific, technical, and regulatory information

  • Ability to develop effective training material and to communicate technical detailed information in an interesting and informative manner

  • Excellent project management skills and organization ability to implement new projects and programs in a timely and effective manner and to arrange competing tasks into logical steps

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with customers

  • Ability to learn and develop new areas of subject matter expertise

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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