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Sr Manager EHS&S - Distributed Operations EMEA

Req # JR - 127839 Location Medolla, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Additional locations IT/ROM - Italy Rome Job Category EHS Date posted 04/30/2024

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.


Covering this role, you’ll provide EHS oversight, leadership and guidance to a portfolio of distributed non manufacturing locations (offices, R&D) as well as 600+ remote personnel/ field-based employees across EMEA (commercial and technical services).

You’ll be responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of all applicable EHS support programs and policies to deliver on EHS goals. In addition to this, you will ensure that requirements and procedures are in place at the facilities within the region in compliance with all environmental and safety regulations and corporate requirements 

You will collaborate with multi-functional teams within the organization to address and provide solutions for EHS&S opportunities across locations within the EMEA cluster.

What you’ll be doing

  • Develop, implement, manage, and/or ensure compliance for Environmental, Safety, and industrial hygiene compliance programs, evaluating and acting upon new environment & safety regulations.
  • In collaboration with Senior site Leadership Teams, develop meaningful goals and objectives for site based EHS teams.  Assists in developing and implementing global, regional, and local policies and programs concerning environmental and safety issues.
  • Primary contact for regulatory agency inspections, assist with communication, information gathering, evaluating, and responding to events or conditions
  • Assist with EHS audits at the Corporate and Regional levels.
  • Assist in the completion of annual EHS reporting requirements, develop regional EHS reports as needed.  Assist in the validation of the data from the facilities, support accident investigation and reporting.
  • Collaborates with other EHS professionals and management to provide oversight and quality assurance to the root cause analysis process and to ensure corrective and preventive actions are appropriate and effective
  • Assist facilities with EHS training and develop training programs where applicable.
  • Provide information and direction to management on potential threats to the business that may result in legal action against our organization or officers.
  • Supports the occupational health program at multiple locations to assure that these programs are aligned to meet corporate requirements and address the employee health risks at the site. 

What you’ll bring

  • A degree in Environmental/Safety Engineering, Occupational Health or Scientific field is required;
  • 10+ years of experience in EHS
  • RSPP qualification
  • Occupational Health Experience is a plus
  • Leadership and influencing skills are required to collaborate effectively with location managers and manage EHS teams across the cluster. 
  • Communication and collaboration skills as well as the ability to work effectively with people at all levels organization including stakeholders outside the organization
  • Fluent English knowledge (written and spoken)

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