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Senior EHS Program Manager, Biosafety

Company: Genentech
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The PositionMain Purpose of the Position:This South San Francisco-based position is part of Genentech's Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) function. EHS plays an essential role in protecting Genentech's right to operate and serving as a steward for the Genentech culture embracing prevention and problem solving to reduce risks and protect our people, environment and pipeline on our SSF campus and network of places, including field employees. At Genentech, compliance is a shared responsibility with the business.The Senior EHS Program Manager reports to the Director of Environment, Health & Safety for Research & Early Development and Product Development and is responsible for managing a portfolio of complex programs. This position has overall responsibility for regulatory compliance and serves as the subject matter expert (SME) for their portfolio of programs. This position will work closely within and outside of EHS to ensure their portfolio of programs are integrated effectively into business operations.Your work may support client groups beyond your reporting structure. You can expect to take direction from multiple leaders within EHS who represent the needs of the client as it relates to your programs.In representing EHS, this individual must bring a generalist level of expertise across EHS disciplines.Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the effectiveness of their portfolio of EHS programs across the SSF and Dixon sites. Partners with other Program Managers (PMs), EHS Business Partners (BPs) and EHS Specialists to develop and implement programs and strategies for the different business functions across the SSF and Dixon Sites.
    • This position will be responsible for the following program areas:
      • Biosafety Program Management & Biosafety Officer
      • Equipment Decontamination
      • Other programs as assigned
        • Provides daily oversight of biosafety related activities, including lab inspections and investigating incidents related to biological exposures or releases; as well as management of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) including review and comment on biosafety applications for work with rDNA, human pathogens and Select Agents, and other infectious agents.
        • Works collaboratively with stakeholders to develop practical strategies to ensure successful implementation of programs that align with business objectives.
        • Serves as a subject matter expert for assigned EHS programs, providing related guidance and support to client groups and other stakeholders. Works with cross-functional teams to effectively and efficiently implement programs across diverse work-groups and organizations. Assures compliance with regulations, corporate requirements, and local program requirements.
        • Assists with internal and external audits and inspections relative to assigned programs, including reporting, notification, facilitating regulatory inspections, and ensuring closure of corrective actions.
        • Represents EHS as a primary contact for key stakeholders on initiatives and projects related to their EHS programs, including new lab and building design.
        • Delegates routine programmatic tasks to EHS Specialists to support the ongoing success of EHS program implementation across all business units. EHS Specialist resources will be shared by several Program Managers and Business Partners.
        • Coaches and/or mentors EHS Specialists, EHS Business Partners or other Program Managers in their programs and/or areas of expertise.
          • Participates in and supports business process improvement initiatives to drive improvement within the EHS function and the client's function.
            • Serves as needed as a Safety Officer during disaster/emergency response and recovery efforts. May also be required to serve as EHS Advisor (technical expert) for the emergency response team during company-related emergencies.Competencies Identified for Success:
              • Working knowledge of relevant environment, health and safety regulations, codes and standards, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other regulatory requirements applicable to GMP and non-GMP environments.
              • Highly effective team player and collaborator. Strong comfort working in a matrix and agile environment where expertise is leveraged across functions.
              • Effective at reframing challenges into opportunities. Track record of being resilient and adaptable in navigating organizational resistance and influencing others to adopt new behaviors and approaches. Champion for EHS.
              • Listens deeply to key stakeholders, and considers their needs along with regulatory requirements and best practices to make informed decisions.
              • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to manage multiple programs and develop solutions to complex problems.
              • Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining exceptional results to a variety of complex problems. Performs work with limited direction.
              • Expertise in multiple EHS disciplines with demonstrated examples of being innovative and agile in adapting to changes within and across different business functions.
              • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills. Able to facilitate and lead cross-functional and interdepartmental teams in a fast-paced and diverse environment. This may include leading agile teams focused on creating value for the business.
              • Strong communication skills, effective at leading meetings and delivering effective training. Able to present information in a way that is simple and easy to understand by the targeted audience(s) that could include individual contributors to Directors.Qualifications: Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills: (Minimum requirements)
                • Education: BA/BS in an applicable field of study desired.
                • 8+ years of relevant work experience required, preferably in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, chemical or high tech industries.
                • Certification in one or more of the following areas is required: Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) or Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP)
                • Certification in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Safety Manager (CSM), and/or Project Management Professional (PMP).
                • Experience operating successfully in a matrixed organizational structure and leveraging expertise across functions.
                • Practical experience with Agile/Lean/Six Sigma (or other business process improvement methodologies), including a belt certification, is desirable.
                • This position is located in South San Francisco and is not eligible for relocation or full-time remote working.Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: Genentech, San Francisco , Senior EHS Program Manager, Biosafety, Executive , San Francisco, California

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