• Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security Leader

    Job ID
    US-PA-Philadelphia - Navy Yard
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
  • Overview

    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf


    Role Summary:
    This position is responsible for supporting environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) risk control and regulatory compliance for the Global Innovation Center (GIC), serving as a key member of the GIC leadership team and directly responsible for EHS&S leadership and management system support for all site EHS&S matters. Key professional requirements include advanced EHS&S technical expertise and professional skills to understand and control complex EHS&S compliance and risk-related matters.


    Key Responsibilities:
    Works directly for the GIC Facility Leader role and partners closely with the NA EHS&S Manager.


    • Develop strategic site-level EHS&S direction that will achieve and sustain regulatory compliance and control of key EHS&S risks.
    • Provide coherent leadership supporting consistent and effective implementation of EHS&S standards and programs at the site level.
    • Provide visibility to progress, performance, and issues for the site and the Corporate EHS&S leadership team.
    • Foster an atmosphere of transparency and information sharing to encourage culture of acute awareness and diligence pertaining to site EHS&S matters.
    • Monitor EHS&S regulatory developments and emerging issues, and determine the impacts on site operations to advise on future direction and action which will minimize the potential for business risks.


    Regulatory Compliance and Standards Implementation:

    • Lead development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Corporate/RC14001 standards implementation and internal EHS&S standards.
    • Lead federal, state, and local EHS&S regulatory compliance effort.
    • Identify and control site EHS&S risks.
    • Identify, deploy, and share EHS&S best practices for the site.
    • Coordinate and regularly review the site EHS&S data and maintain performance metrics.


    Auditing and Management Systems:

    • Coordinate the effective planning and execution of assessments for internal EHS&S standards and EHS&S regulatory compliance at the site level, and develop resolution of recommendations through partnership with regional EHS&S and other support function teams.
    • Lead and participate in 2nd party EHS&S regulatory compliance and internal standards assessments.
    • Provide support for implementing and sustaining EHS&S management systems.


    Leadership and Capability Building:

    • Conduct regular performance reviews with regional EHS&S leadership and prioritize key issues to develop site EHS&S goals and objectives.
    • Perform independently and exercise mature judgment in determining regulatory, technical and operational objectives for assignments/projects derived from key site EHS&S aspects.

    Sensitivity: Business Internal:

    • Develop functional EHS&S capability within the site organization through training,
      coaching, and mentoring.



    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, or related technical field.
    • Five years of EHS&S experience in the laboratory and/or manufacturing fields.
    • Practical experience required for the following EHS&S disciplines:
      • general occupational health & safety
      • laboratory chemical hygiene plan
      • industrial hygiene
      • solid waste management
      • air regulatory compliance
    • Strong project management and leadership skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, adjust to changing priorities and make decisions with speed and accuracy based on available information.
    • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, capable of working within globally diverse, cross-functional, internal and external teams across different time zones with ability to effectively influence others to action.
    • Ability to collaborate, communicate effectively across mediums, audiences and situations.
    • Unquestioned ethics and integrity including the ability to work on confidential matters.
    • Excellent analytical and data analysis skillset. Able to identify critical path issues; review and trend data, and advise relative to improvement areas for EHS&S performance and compliance.
    • Ability to effectively influence at all levels of the organization (up, down, laterally).
    • Ability to accommodate limited travel 5% to 15% of the time to other company locations, training, etc.

    Core Competencies:


    Core Competency: Achieves Business Results

    • Translates EHS&S Goals and Objectives into prioritized & actionable plans utilizing strong project management skills and assures that clear and high expectations are defined.
    • Demonstrates sound technical judgment incorporating risk management to create sustainable solutions.
    • Develops functional solutions to complex problems, simplifies into actionable items. Establishes clear, and sound course of action to achieve critical business objectives ensuring ongoing sustainable solutions.

    Core Competency: Strategic Focus & Direction

    • Builds independent relationships/rapports with all internal customers and other support functions.
    • Develops and drives required project plans and activities that meet critical business goals and business sustainability.
    • Inspires and guides others to action consistent with Company’s Vision and Mission.
    • Solves complex problems creatively with high degree of ingenuity and innovativeness.

    Core Competency: Trust & Teamwork

    • Collaborates and integrates business operation efforts among the site team and Axalta organization external to the site. Represents the site as the EHS&S technical contact.
    • Places high value on clear and actionable communication, as well as actively informing up, down, and laterally throughout organization.
    • Provides insightful perspective to others seeking assistance through forming active partnerships.
    • Influences positively and constructively to initiate actions, gain clear understanding, and commitment.

    Core Competency: Personal Leadership

    • Serves as a role model for providing quality and swift resolutions to operational EHS&S issues.
    • Secure and leverage leadership commitment and support for integrating sustainable EHS&S solutions into core processes and decision making.
    • Manages change effectively, and champions continuous improvement.
    • Earns and maintains the trust of colleagues and co-workers internal and external to the site.
    • Develops credibility across the Axalta organization.


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