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Manager, Environmental Health & Safety- Select Agents and Toxins

Primary Irvine, California Req ID R00091226 Category Engineering Division AbbVie

This position will develop, implement and maintain EHS programs and provide technical expertise to AbbVie’s Select Agents and Toxins organization within the scope of responsibility.  This position will also serve as Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) for programs supporting select agents and toxin (SAT). Ensure regulatory and internal compliance, reduce risk to operations and employees, and minimize AbbVie’s liability. As related to the EHS-SAT programs assigned, the position will assess risk and implement programs, policies, procedures, assessments, and training materials as appropriate.      

Approval as ARO through Federal Select Agent Program. Support ARO and RO ensuring compliance with US 42 CRF Part 73.

Working independently or with general guidance from supervisor:

  Develop and maintain EHS standards, policies, systems and programs applicable to area of responsibility to ensure systems are in place to enable operating in legal and ethical compliance with regard to EHS issues.

  Provide EHS leadership and direction for management, professional, technical and support staff in area of responsibility, including biosafety and biosecurity

  Provide business perspective, strategic and tactical direction to develop and implement EHS initiatives for the EHS Long range plan

  Authority to represent AbbVie externally on matters related to EHS with external regulatory agencies and non-government organizations

  Maintain a broad understanding of local, regional and federal EHS regulations and practices for area of responsibility

·  Monitor regulatory requirements/trends, conduct impact analyses, and implement programs to ensure compliance with both regulatory and internal standards.

·  Coordinate EHS-SAT activities across organizational boundaries, including GEMBA walks and inventory checks.  Advise site management on the status of EHS systems.

·   Track, manage and communicate compliance status, key performance indicators, trends, priority issues and business impact to key stakeholders.  Create plans to address issues identified.

·   Conduct incident investigations, identify root causes, and implement improvement/action plans to prevent similar incidents from occurring; manage incident responses and CAPA’s.

·   Participate and/or lead cross functional teams to represent EHS-SAT objectives related to the subject matter and meet the team’s overall objectives and expectations. Develop and conduct training course material to meet the needs of the learner or business.

·   Identify and promote process improvements that strengthen the EHS-SAT function and the overall organization and minimizes/eliminates risk.


·Bachelor’s Degree (EHS related, Engineering, biology, chemistry) plus 5+ years of EHS related experience

·Master’s Degree (EHS related, Engineering, biology, chemistry) plus 3 years of EHS related experience.

·EHS (CSP, CIH, CBSP) or Engineering professional certification is preferred, but not required.

·Working experience with Federal Select Agent Program desired and with implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, and managing cross functional teams in R&D or manufacturing.

·Ability to establish measurable project goals and implementation plans, balance conflicting work demands, and develop action plans.

·Ability to develop standards and/or policies that meet business objectives.

·Ability to actively listen, build, and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders and resolve conflict constructively.Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations and interacting with regulatory agencies.

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: 

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. 

  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs. 

Note: No amount of payis considered to bewages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. 

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Significant Work Activities: N/A

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time


Minimum Salary $95,500

Maximum Salary $181,500

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