EHS APAC/Europe Region Lead

SwitzerlandR-1069201095 CSL Behring AG (CH)

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 22,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Regional Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Leader is specifically responsible for supporting [AMERICAS OR EU/APAC] locations within their assigned region with EHS processes and systems, ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. As a member of the EHS leadership team, they will be expected to help develop and execute strategic objectives targeting EHS systems & processes. Field support, auditing and continuous improvement will also be key responsibilities, requiring flexibility and moderate travel (30%). Additionally, this leader is responsible for working cross functionally with other roles and functions across the organization.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1. Provide Regional EHS Leadership

  • Provide leadership and guidance to site based EHS teams to effectively execute the global & regional strategies and programs.
  • Aligns with EHS leadership to guide and set the right tone for the safety culture
  • Set objectives and provide clear direction for execution.
  • Ensures all members of the regional EHS team are proactively working to prevent health and/or safety incidents, minimizing environmental impacts, and maintaining compliance.
  • Enable a culture of cross functional collaboration and communications
  • Ensures the EHS strategic plan is cascaded at each site; track progress and efforts to execute the strategic plan.
  • Be a valuable member and contributor to the regional and site operations leadership teams.

2. Provides EHS Expertise to the Region

  • Supports the sites with in completing local EHS and regulatory reporting as necessary, incl reports for their respective states, regulatory bodies, (e.g. EPA, local communities/etc., OSHA, FDA)and any third party clients when needed/requested.
  • Support the sites with outside parties, including governmental and non-governmental organization/agencies.
  • Serve as a technical resource for their regional manufacturing sites on EHS programs and processes to include overseeing auditing of compliance to all regulatory requirements.
  • Provide recommendations for control and corrections of EHS issues, assist sites with the development of corrective action, and track and drive closure of corrective actions.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between site/region and network resources
  • Manage incident reporting and tracking to include leadership team for their respective region and regulators.
  • Develop and implement guidelines to standardize and improve the EHS system across the organization.
  • Drive implementation of standard systems.
  • Facilitate and participate in site assessments.
  • Establish and lead regular cadence of calls/site visits.
  • Participate in site special events such as process improvement, test project work, new equipment, etc. Facilitate and/or lead Kaizens where needed for continuous improvement in EHS areas.
  • Drive gap closure (resources, schedule, etc.)
  • Support sites as required when the site EHS representative is not available.

3. Leadership of People and Teams

  • Builds, develops and manages leadership team capable of engaging employees’ commitment to achieve the company’s goals and objectives, while complying with company policies. 
  • Ensure capabilities for delivering future capacities;
  • Promotes high employee engagement and a positive work environment.
  • Responsible for organizational design and staffing decisions. Recruit, retain, train and develop the team.
  • Build and sustain employee engagement by creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel and continuously improve.


Requires BS in Occupational Safety, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.


  • 12 years' relevant experience including regulatory inspections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of establishing and maintaining a Safety Culture
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety legislation and its implementation
  • Thorough understanding/working knowledge of:
    • HAZMAT including but not limited to lead, asbestos, PCBs or other hazardous materials use, handling and storage.
    • Hazardous Energy Control (Lock Out / Tag Out)
    • Fall prevention and protection
    • Ergonomics
    • Hot work
    • Respiratory protection
    • Rigging and critical lift planning
    • Electrical safety and arc flash protection (NFPA 70E)
  • Large pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing experience
  • The ability to travel up to 30% of time domestically or internationally for conducting training, surveillance audits, and other field activities as required to support an effective EH&S program.


  • Managerial Courage: Does not hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and ‘actionable’ positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Business Acumen:  Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practice, trends and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Drive for Results/Execution:  Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Strategic Agility:  Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Decision Quality:  Makes good decision based upon a mixture analysis, wisdom experience, and judgment; most his /her solution and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Innovation Management:  Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Developing Talent:  Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Interpersonal Savvy:  Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Managing Vision and Purpose:  Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.
  • Customer Focus:  Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvement in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Organizing:  Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Priority Setting:  Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

CSL makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran) or other classification protected by applicable US federal, state or local law. CSL complies with all applicable employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act.