Associate Director, EHS – AMR Region – Illumina

Nov 13, 2020

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Associate Director of EHS, AMR Region
US – California – San Diego
The Associate Director, AMR Regional EHS is responsible for managing and executing EHS strategy and corporate EHS programs in the AMR region and sites ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, effective risk management, and EHS value creation. This individual will drive EHS improvements and execution of key activities throughout Illumina AMR regional operations, as part of a highly innovative and collaborative business model. The Associate Director, AMR Regional EHS will serve an Illumina subject matter expert on Environment, Health, and Safety technical and regulatory needs, operational and design guidelines for EHS, and Illumina EHS best practices. The Associate Director, AMR Regional EHS will be a member of the EHS leadership team, working closely with global and site EHS leaders to translate EHS strategy into Illumina regional and site EHS guidelines and standards, including process improvements and enterprise software tools implementation. The vision for Illumina is that every Illumina employee will be a leader in EHS. The Associate Director, AMR Regional EHS will play a key role in helping Illumina to achieve this vision through high engagement and empowerment with our employees. The AD AMR will serve on the site leadership teams as requested and dotted line report to the regional Facilities Lead to form a holistic regional team.


Lead, align, and implement AMR regional and site EHS programs, guidelines, policies, processes, training and systems for all Illumina AMR operations that are compliant with applicable laws and drive Illumina’s EHS global mission, vision and strategy.
Collaborate with Global EHS and across regional leadership and teams to support the design, development, and implementation of global EHS strategies, programs, guidelines, policies, processes, systems, tools, training, best practices, and actions.
Monitor, interpret, and assess existing or emerging EHS laws, regulations, regulatory policy, and industry practices, determine operational and business impacts and develop and execute AMR regional and global EHS strategies, programs, guidelines, policies, processes, systems, tools, training, best practices, and actions throughout the business to effectively manage applicable or relevant requirements, while driving the EHS mission, vision and strategy.
Manage EHS staff across the region to manage priorities, promote performance towards goals, and ensure career and skills development in line with needed regional EHS competencies.
Manage vendors across the region to manage priorities and monitor performance to goals in line with needed regional requirements.
Translate EHS global strategies into long- and short-term objectives via EHS action plans, projects or initiatives that effectively manages EHS compliance and risk mitigation objectives with regional business objectives, operating plans, capital planning, resource staffing and budgeting for AMR regional EHS operations.
Establish credibility across the organization by effectively serving as a company subject matter expert and/or leading individuals who serve as a company subject matter expert regarding needed multidisciplinary regional and site EHS Programs that support the assessment and control of EHS issues arising from varied regional business operations. Global and regional EHS Programs will be based on local and enterprise needs and priorities. Global and regional EHS programs include but are not limited to safety culture, risk assessment, lockout tagout, electrical safety, emergency preparedness and response, incident reporting and investigation, permit to work, fire and life safety, environmental sustainability, hazardous waste management, producer responsibility, lab health and safety, industrial hygiene, laser safety, biosafety, and ergonomics.
Establish strategies for risk management, monitor and conduct internal safety audit programs and effectively manage resources and budget.
Establish Incident Response Teams that meet regional and site needs for EHS management of incidents.
Support the assessment, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of the EHS Enterprise Information Management System that impact AMR regional EHS operations and/or global EHS programs.
Partner and engage with regional leadership, business partners and customers to measure, understand, and deliver against their EHS needs. Assess and interpret enterprise-wide impact of EHS-related activities to ensure lessons learned are realized and shared for continuous improvement of EHS programs.
Lead regional injury and illness-reduction and prevention-based safety-culture-improvement efforts, including proactive safety programs, safety culture, employee engagement and risk awareness.
Support site safety committees and integration of operational excellence programs and events into the EHS regional business model.
Help plan and participate in EHS compliance assessments working with site and regional, corporate resources, assessing compliance with global EHS standards as well as local / regional regulatory requirements and participates in risk-based programs for EHS compliance.
Build and maintain strong partnerships with the regional Facilities and Security, Human Resources, Procurement, and Finance to design and develop strategies, programs, guidelines, policies, processes, systems, tools, and training, needed to integrate effective EHS Risk Management and continuous improvement into regional operations.
Develop, measure, analyze and communicate both leading and lagging EHS Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and metrics and develop periodic performance reports to business partners. Build EHS performance reports to regional business partners. Partner with Operational Excellence team to continuously improve collection and reporting of EHS performance data.
Ensures proper preparation, maintenance, and renewal of contracts, permits, and/or licenses for business activities within the region.
Partner with the Product Development Team to design and develop strategies, programs, guidelines, policies, processes, systems, tools, and training, needed to integrate effective EHS and Risk Management into our product design, development, manufacturing process design, supply chain, and product end-of-life.
Develop a world-class regional EHS team with strong technical capabilities that is closely integrated with site operating groups.
Serve as functional expert/mentor/support for all Global EHS staff members and other employees across Illumina on matters related to worker protection and physical safety.
Recommend corrective and preventative actions for any identified weaknesses in compliance controls or systems and suggest changes to reduce safety risks.
Ensure that professional development opportunities are available for the staff, succession plans are in place, future leaders are developed, and highly competent staff are recruited into the organization.
Translates EHS hiring strategies into regional hiring plans. Assesses candidates and makes hiring decisions in alignment with current and future needs.
Participates in design and implementation of EHS changes to process and structure.
Build strong working relationships with directors, managers, supervisors, and employees across the organization to develop, implement, monitor, and continually improve Illumina’s EHS programs
Develop, manage and administer accurate budget forecasts to insure the EHS budget is within goal defined targets.
Effectively manage resources and budget in line with Illumina’s standards, policies, and practices.
Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


Must be a self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be able to multi-task and develop solutions to complex problems.
Must be a strong leader with demonstrated competence in developing and implementing compliance strategy, responding to compliance challenges and managing and developing staff.
Strengths must include effective project management and inter-personal skills to facilitate the work of cross functional and interdepartmental teams, and effective writing and oral presentation skills
Possess strong leadership and collaborative abilities.
Strong desire to champion EHS excellence throughout Illumina.
Experience with enterprise EHS and risk management software systems design, process, communication, and implementation.
Ability to influence the business at all levels of the organization.
Strong capability to build collaborative and productive working relationships, teams and networks with key internal and external stakeholder.
Experience building strong partnerships with employees and developing a safety culture that is integrated throughout all levels of the organization.
Experience leading and motivating cross-functional teams.
Energetic and positive enthusiasm disposition.
Ability to measure and communicate the business value of EHS to all levels within the business.
Experience with tactical and strategic safety regulatory leadership and direction as well as working with limited supervision while being responsible for project management, priorities assessment, global alignment, hazard identification and risk mitigation, and injury prevention.
All listed requirements are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


Minimum of BS Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in Industrial Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Safety Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering. (Master’s Degree preferred) or equivalent
15+ years’ experience managing EHS policies, standards, programs, or procedures, preferably at a globally operating Biotech or Life Sciences company.
Demonstrated broad technical and global regulatory experience, and able to effectively operate in a matrix organization to progress programs.
Experience with VPP, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001 or 45001 management systems.
Professional registration or certification is preferred in a directly relevant discipline with the most relevant being physical safety (CSP), industrial hygiene (CIH) or engineering (PE) preferred.
Previous management experience directing a site and or regional team of EHS professionals with a comparable scale/scope of activities to those of Illumina is highly desirable
Broad knowledge of all areas within particular Corporate sub-function or a function within an operation. Typically has depth of technical knowledge in function derived from experience in non-management and middle management roles.
Requires high level understanding of the regional implications for health and safety compliance for the company’s products.
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