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EHS Manager – Charlotte

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Location: Charlotte NC

Company Name: Cardinal Health

Occupational Category: 29-9011.00,Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Date Posted: 2020-02-22

Valid Through: 2020-03-23

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


What EH&S contributes to Cardinal Health

EH&S is responsible for designing, developing and implementing EH&S procedures, programs, processes, and systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements and to eliminate or minimize EH&S risks to the Company, its employees, the environment and the communities in which it does business.
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge, understanding and application of environment, health and safety and workers' compensation laws and regulations and translates them into actionable processes, programs and practices.
• Drives the understanding and implementation of the Cardinal Health EH&S management system.
• Provides managerial support and subject matter expertise that ensures appropriate EH&S systems and resources are in place.
• Designs, develops and implements procedures, programs, processes and systems that ensure EH&S compliance, and enhance EH&S performance.
• Demonstrates depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.
• Drives execution of tactical and strategic initiatives in order to eliminate hazards and reduce or eliminate the associated risks.

EHS, Charlotte Position Overview

The EHS Manager will report to the Mid-Atlantic EHS Director. This position is responsible for developing and implementing EHS solutions in support of Cardinal Health assets in Charlotte area. These solutions are designed to manage, mitigate, and whenever possible, eliminate EHS risks to Cardinal Health employees, facilities, products and the communities in which the company operates. This position will have one or more direct reports in the Charlotte area. Operations supported include the Fort Mill and Greenway Presource operations, the Charlotte Global Logistics DC, and the Charlotte Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions operations.


Leadership and Consulting (35%)

Assists with implementation of the global EHS strategy to mitigate risk to people, property, community, information and brand. Partners with operation leaders to develop and execute site-specific annual EHS plans; standardize EHS programs; ensure critical information is communicated; and implement best practices. Provides support and subject matter expertise for events (e.g., regulatory agency inquiries, natural disasters, business continuity, significant incidents, etc.).

Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control / Regulatory Compliance (30%)

Leads in the management of operation specific EHS hazard assessments and the development of risk mitigation plans. Partners with operation leaders to ensure compliance with Company and regulatory requirements. Analyzes key EHS metrics to assist operations in the construction and execution of continual improvement plans. Identifies budgetary needs to address risk reduction and compliance assurance. Ensures key performance metrics, including occupational injury/illness and environmental sustainability results are accurately reported and communicated. Develops and maintains facility profiles. Assists with the response to regulatory agency inquiries and reporting obligations. Participates in assessments and audits. Provides technical assistance and guidance in risk-related matters, including ergonomics, industrial hygiene, safety, environmental, incident investigation, business resiliency and occupational health processes.

Occupational Injury/Illness, Loss Prevention, Crisis Management, and Business Resiliency (15%)

Assist management teams in the investigation, notification and case management for occupational injury/illnesses. Assists operations close out property/casualty recommendations from third parties such as FM Global. Provides support in the development and implementation of business resiliency plans. Provides EHS leadership during business continuity situations.

Education and Mentorship (20%)

Educates and coaches management teams on their EHS roles and responsibilities. Supervises, mentors and develops EHS professionals. Helps foster a diverse workforce.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
• Advanced degree and professional certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CPP, PSP, etc.) strongly preferred.


Technical Skills
• Minimum 7 years’ experience managing EHS for multiple operations
• EHS experience in healthcare industry, preferred
• Strong understanding and experience in EHS Management Systems and their successful implementation
• Must have strong substantive knowledge of regulations and guidance promulgated by Federal and State OSHA and EPA, as well as workers’ compensation requirements
• Strong technical ability to work, collaborate and negotiate with government officials, consultants, and other third-party stakeholders
• Requires up to 30% travel

Leadership Skills
• Proven history as a valued, pragmatic and trusted EHS business partner
• Must have collaborative leadership skills to achieve desired results in a highly matrixed work environment
• Fosters trust, confidence and followership
• Dedicated to the principal of ethical behavior
• Must be self-directed, and able to work productively on multiple initiatives simultaneously
• Must have sound judgment, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and not be afraid of rolling up the sleeves to deliver practical solutions
• Must be able to clearly and succinctly communicate, market and sell value-added solutions
• Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Must be creative in developing cost-effective, sensible solutions that deliver results

What is expected of you and others at this level
• Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, front-line supervisors and/or business support staff
• Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
• Ensures employees operate within guidelines
• Decisions have a short term impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers
• Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels may interact with senior management
• Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects
• Gains consensus from various parties involved

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status