Associate Director Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

Associate Director Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability Req ID #:  208952 Location: 

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118 For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

  Job Summary Responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs to ensure the Environment Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) compliance of the CRL Memphis facilities.

Collaborate on the development and support rollout of corporate programs as related to implementation in Memphis Lead and manage Memphis Facility audits in collaboration with site management. Lead all safety assessments for new products, equipment, and changes in industry.  Build and sustain a culture of safety. Develop and implement policies and procedures targeted toward increasing the safety and protection of the environment for the CRL aggregate businesses including Safety Assessments of all materials, processes, and equipment. Ensure facility compliance with applicable environment health and safety regulations established in industry and government. Implement CRL audit program of the EHS&S compliance of the Memphis site, track and report status of corrective actions, and alerting senior management to developing problems where intervention or oversight is required. Participate as a member of the Site Leadership Team(s) and conduct reviews at appropriate intervals with facility senior management. Consult with CRL management and employees on Federal, State, and Local regulatory compliance related issues. Work with facility management to ensure proper training programs are established with regards to environmental and health and safety compliance. Responsible for timely submission of environmental reports and permits to US, TN, and Regional regulatory agencies. Provide lead support and formal response to EHS agency inspections conducted by US and TN regulatory bodies (e.g., OSHA, TN DEP). Manage moderate size capital infrastructure projects from inception to completion including regulated areas such as DEA, NRC, TN DEP, etc. Develop program budgets and schedules in support of EHS&S site specific initiatives including platform tools (e.g. Enablon). Support and affirm the Company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action. Manage a culture of safety throughout the site.  Including safety committee, safety assessments/audits, daily / monthly trainings and safety stand downs. Lead the creation and monitoring of critical safety drills such as evacuations, active shooter, and tornado emergencies.  Job Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a life science (biology, chemistry), environmental engineering, or related discipline. Experience:  Ten to 15 years related experience in a regulated environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Certification/Licensure: Preferred but not required: CSP, ASP, and or OHST. Other: Sound working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and government regulatory requirements and guidelines. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Proficiency in MS Office suite including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Project. In- depth knowledge of environment, health and safety regulations required. Ability to communicate and influence senior management on EHS compliance initiatives.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information. Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. This position requires occasional domestic and international travel.

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About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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2022-12-03 00:00:00

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