21 days old

Environmental Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S) Director

New Hampton, NY 10958
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Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com


The Supply Chain EHS&S Leader role is responsible for leading the EHS&S organization and leading the company EHS&S program. The Leader will lead the development and maintenance of the safety and regulatory compliance standards, culture, and systems to meet company and regulatory requirements. In addition, this position will take the lead and be responsible for validating compliance and execution on all EHS&S initiatives. The EHS&S leader will Chair the Corporate EHS&S Council sponsored by the CEO. The role will work closely with Regulatory, Legal, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Research & Development, businesses, and other functions to achieve objectives. The role will include developing and implementing standards, processes, training, and resources to enable company goals and that drive efficiencies.

Position Goals:

  • Lead the organization to achieve Recordable injuries rates to best in class i.e. < 0.5
  • Zero annual NOV's
  • Zero PSM events with loss
  • Site security systems
  • Lead the Corporate EHS&S corporate team for continuous improvement across the company
  • Develop non-manufacturing safety programs that prevent injuries


  • Globally recruit, train, develop and supervise the Corporate EHS&S resources
  • Ensure appropriate EHS&S training for the rest of the organization
  • Define and track key EHS&S metrics and performance; Maintain a benchmark and trends on performance; Analyze trend and event data to guide and manage to company desired goals
  • Drive a proactive approach and prevention systems for safety (BBS, etc.)
  • Require proper RCA's for appropriate EHS&S situations and communicate learnings; Convene forums to review personnel injuries, at a minimum recordable injury
  • Facilitate and support compliance for all sites and organizations with relevant EHS&S Regulatory laws
  • Develop and obtain approval for EHS&S company policies, maintain the policies, and ensure communication and understanding of all policies
  • Conduct audits and assessments as needed to ensure the integrity of the EHS&S practices and compliance
  • Coordinate significant EHS&S events at the corporate level and ensure communication to relevant stake holders
  • Develop creative EHS&S project execution strategies, obtain funding and approval in conjunction with procurement, legal, and others to deliver cost effective projects globally
  • Coordinate company functional groups on timing and resources for EHS&S project execution
  • Recommend and provide technical direction and input to meet our EHS&S goals and commitments
  • Establish centers of EHS&S knowledge to support Balchem globally
  • Develop the multi-year company EHS&S goals, plans and priorities; Lead the development of the annual EHS&S budget and track execution
  • Integrate with R&D on technology developments and translate into EHS needs to facilitate product or process development goals
  • Drive to standard work processes and train appropriate personnel
  • Support sites on EHS&S design and execution considerations for their small projects
  • Responsible for the outsourcing relationship with key providers (Core, etc.) for services; Provide to the sites and personnel medical support to manage EHS&S events
  • Escalate significant EHS&S issues for leadership understanding and action
  • Maintain strong communication lines with an open-door policy to all sites to ensure employee concerns are heard and taken into account; Communicate any decisions for understanding and clarification
  • Execute an annual EHS&S internal employee survey


  • Build solid working relationships and partner closely with Senior Management, businesses, and functional leadership
  • Be the standard bearer for EHS&S priorities and standards
  • Strong business sense, attention to detail, and a strong professional style are keys to success in this challenging position
  • Understands implicitly how to manage and work with different people and various work styles at all levels
  • Articulate with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Able to seamlessly transition between strategic and tactical work, willing to roll up their sleeves
  • Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results
  • Organizationally savvy and comfortable working in a highly matrixed organization
  • Strong self-starter, proactive rather than reactive; Ability to work independently
  • Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances
  • High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within tight timelines
  • Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Change agent and driver of high-performance culture
  • Ability to effectively manage in a matrixed and global complex organization
  • Strong commitment to a regulatory compliant and zero injury culture
  • Flexibility to travel internationally and domestically as needed
  • BS Technical Degree
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience work experience in the chemical, food or pharma
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a management role leading people
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in EHS&S function or operational role with direct EHS&S responsibility
  • EHS&S or Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred
  • International Experience preferred
  • PSM Expertise preferred
  • Site Management experience preferred


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Posted: 2020-12-30 Expires: 2021-01-30

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