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Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Director

Cheshire East, County Dublin
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
Healthcare & medical
10,001+ employees
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At AstraZeneca, we are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth and to make people's lives better. We thrive in our often intense and ambiguous environment, seeking out new challenges and working towards new solutions. We are part of an inclusive and giving community, supporting each other on our journeys. We are leading the way in delivering Lean processes that drive greater efficiency and speed. Sustainable practices are at the heart of what we do, ensuring we manage our environmental impact across all our activities and products

Introduction to role:

Join us as a EMEA Regional SHE Director – Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) in our Operations team. This role is pivotal in driving strong SHE programs and developing a regional strategy for achieving SHE performance targets. As the regional lead for SHE supporting regional sites in the UK, France, Ireland and Egypt, you will provide subject matter expertise, serve as a communication channel to/from Global SHE and sites, and lead the sharing of good practice & improvement ideas from across the region and globally.


As a SHE Director, you will represent the region on global SHE networks, ensure adherence to the global standards & processes within the region, and provide training, expert advice and coaching to the region. You will also facilitate 2-way communications between the process users and the global Business Process Owner (BPO), contribute ideas for simplification & improvement of the global process, and manage relationships & communications with key regional stakeholders.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, science, or safety/environmental management

  • Professional certification in Safety, Health and Environment/Sustainability with a passion for self-development and continuous learning.

  • Validated SHE leadership experience

  • Professional background, knowledge and experience in all aspects of SHE

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for sustainable and scalable business processes

  • Ability to influence senior leaders and collaborators

  • Ability to lead and drive cultural change through process and capability improvement

  • Experience of managing a team across 2 or more countries

  • Experience of working within a manufacturing/industrial environment

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to influence senior collaborators including those external to AZ.

  • Existing strong networks internally and externally to AZ with particular focus on SHE.

  • Risk Management expertise and knowledge

  • Knowledge / practitioner of Lean techniques including process mapping, practical problem solving, standard work, and visual management.

  • Confident and skilled in applying Human and Organisational Performance principles to reduce risk, especially as applied to event learning.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Are you ready to build a long-term career with global knowledge and opportunities? In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. With a huge variety of global opportunities and learning from other teams this is the place to embrace lifelong learning and build capabilities, setting your own direction and pace.

Ready to make a positive impact? Apply now!

Date Posted


Closing Date

12-Jun-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.