Senior EHS Program Manager, Biosafety
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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
- 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
- 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
- Participates in and supports business process improvement
initiatives to drive improvement within the EHS function and the
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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