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Assoc Dir, EHS&S – Safety & Occupational Health

ID de la oferta JR - 127835 Ubicación Deerfield, Illinois, Estados Unidos Categoría de Trabajo EHS Fecha de publicación 04/18/2024

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.

Your Role at Baxter

The Associate Director for Safety & Occupational Health is a critical position within Vantive’s Global Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) organization, primarily responsible for best-in-class performance across Vantive’s sites globally in the U.S, LATAM, Europe and Asia.

What you'll be doing

  • Leading other EHS professionals overseeing compliance with applicable safety and occupational health regulations worldwide. 

  • Acting in a leadership capacity across all business areas to ensure effective implementation of global safety and occupational health programs and driving a harm-free workplace culture. 

  • Developing and drive consistent application of policies, procedures and programs worldwide.

  • Lead the organizations ergonomic design strategy to further mitigate long-term risk.

  • Developing safety and occupational health programs based upon data and trends in order to mitigate risk of injury / illness.

  • Participate in audit programs to evaluate conformance to corporate and regulatory standards.

  • Proactively following scientific / technical developments and trends.

  • Recommending approaches to improve safety and occupational health outcomes and communicating technical solutions in layman’s terms.

  • Development, alignment, and consistent implementation of global EHS policies and programs (technical safety, occupational health, emergency management, etc.) used throughout the company.

  • Interacting collaboratively with global and site EHS&S leadership to drive continuous improvement. Serve in a leadership role supporting business unit leaders, engineering, and local operations to ensure effective execution of Safety and Occupational Health programs.

  • Providing data and trend analysis to effectively lead change where needed and drive alignment of local site Safety and Occupational Health programs with business objectives.

  • Overseeing adoption and implementation of Safety and Occupational Health policies and programs at new operational sites and R&D locations.

  • Leading and assisting site EHS&S Managers and business unit leaders with management of change activities and proactive safety and occupational health risk reduction / prevention initiatives and strategies.

  • Manage integration of safety and occupational health (e.g. ergonomic) design criteria into capital engineering designs.

  • Manage global programs such as Machine Guarding, Powered Industrial Trucks, Lockout / Tagout, Industrial Hygiene and others. 

  • Support implementation of digital management systems.

  • U.S. Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Program

What you'll bring

  • Minimum of 10 years of safety, occupational health or related experience and 5 years in management as a people leader.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in safety, science, or engineering required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • Deep technical experience in safety and occupational health. Knowledge / understanding of environmental compliance and sustainability desirable.

  • CSP, CIH, PE or other certifications preferred.

  • Fluent in English

  • Excellent interpersonal and influence skills, ability to crystallize the issues and communicate, manage, and drive results among peers and executives globally.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of safety and occupational health operations at large global multi-site businesses. 

  • Experience managing and/or leading safety and occupational health programs in non-U.S. locations such as Europe, Asia and LATAM.

  • Ability to translate and apply safety and occupational health knowledge into concrete business plans, decisions, and actions.

  • Strong ability to manage change relative to safety and occupational health aspects associated with people changes, equipment and process changes.

  • Ability to lead global cross-site and cross-functional teams to meet strategy objectives, with a focus on measurable results.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to simplify and communicate complex messages to peers and executives to influence outcomes.

  • Ability to recognize the need to effectively escalate risks or areas that threaten the success of health, safety or occupational health initiatives.

  • Strong computer literacy skills including mastery knowledge of Microsoft suite (excel, word, power-point) skills.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $144,000 - $198,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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