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Operational Integrity & Security
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Primary Responsibilities

The Regional Industrial Hygiene Manager – Global Operational Integrity position is an established role with themain objective of ensuring the deployment of global industrial hygiene and occupational health programs in their regions of responsibility.  Ensuring consistent use and application of global tools and alignment of the regions with the global Operational Integrity Management Systems.
The key objectives of the position are as follows:
  • In cooperation with the Regional Managers – Operational Integrity and other regional and global staff, assist with the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the technical IH aspects of the Operational Integrity management system, programs and processes.
  • Ensure “fit for purpose” IH staff training plans and programs are developed and implemented at regional levels within SGS.
  • The Regional Industrial Hygiene Manager does not directly manage any staff at this time but does exert a tremendous amount of influence over the direction of technical IH within the Region. He or she will also liaise directly with regional Operational Integrity staff to ensure that the IH programs and initiatives meet the needs of their operations and their staff to ensure minimum standards of professional practice across the entire company.
  • Serve as the SGS subject matter expert for industrial hygiene within the Regions. 
  • Participates in an integrated global industrial hygiene capacity for SGS (e.g. hygiene monitoring strategies, methodology, training to comply with SGS corporate standards and local legislation)
  • Support SGS Global Operational Integrity initiatives in health and hygiene e.g. OEL, medical surveillance, etc.
  • Manage external hygiene consultancy and analytical services and assure the quality of their deliverables.
  • Identification of IH best practices throughout the Regions for distribution within the Best Practices Network.
  • Prepare and organize training on global IH initiatives at the regional level, ensuring final deployment at local level through “train the trainer” initiatives. 
  • Travel onsite to support SGS Operational Integrity staff and managers on the ground across the region and within the business lines.  Approximately 30% travel is expected in the first 2 years of the assignment. 
    The main focus for this position is placed on long term technical skill management and providing technical oversight of IH for SGS in the assigned Regions.

Reporting To:

      • Global OI Manager – Industrial Hygiene, Chemical and Environmental Management 

Profile of  Candidate:

Education: Science or Engineering Degree or equivalent with graduate degree strongly preferred; professional Health, Safety, and Environment certification(s) are required, specifically CIH, ROH or equivalent. 
Languages: Fluency in English is a must; knowledge of other languages is a plus
Professional skills and qualifications
  • 15 years of HSE experience with 5 years of expertise in the IH field and management experience.
  • Familiarity with the key aspects of leadership & communication as well as indirect / remote training management and the importance of influencing skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable HSE regulations, concepts and trends and ability to understand and interpret complex mandatory regulations and their impact on the global operation.
  • Ability to dig into site specific details and develop solutions to complex IH issues.
    Personal characteristics
  • Personality that conveys poise and credibility with high levels of convincing and influencing skills to gain the trust and respect of the operations and Operational Integrity staff in the Region.
  • Able to work autonomously with regular communication to the Regional Manager – Operational Integrity.
  • Shows strong initiative, working effectively without close supervision
  • Acts quickly and decisively, willing to demonstrate courage and address difficult issues.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interact with different groups of diverse needs and requirements in a motivational manner.
  • Team player with ability to drive results and to motivate / manage the performance of others.
  • Demonstrates determination and persistence, high levels of resilience and the ability to cope with pressure, refusing to give up when faced with difficulty and continues steadily and firmly to achieve the business objective.
  • A hands on person that likes being close to the business
  • Solutions oriented personality with analytical thinking
  • Applies good judgment and can act according to the SGS standards of ethics and integrity
Genuine, open, honest and straight forward personality that appreciates direct personal communication

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