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EH&S Manager

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

The purpose of this role is to ensure Dechra Pomona maintains compliance with all applicable EHS regulations and provides a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible environment for our employees, contractors and visitors.

The role reports directly to the Site Director and is a member of the Dechra Pomona Site Leadership Team.  The role directly manages a full-time EHS Coordinator; works with third-party consultants and service-providers; and provides EHS leadership, support and guidance for all site activities.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Develops and implement an effective EHS management system to ensure compliance with regulatory and Company requirements and promote continuous improvement in EHS performance.
  • Works closely with site engineering personnel to ensure EHS aspects are appropriately considered during equipment design/selection and risks are managed when executing projects.
  • Leads continuous improvement initiatives to reduce site impact on the environment and support Dechra’s sustainability commitments.
  • Implements a site inspection program to identify potential hazards, unsafe behaviours, and to monitor compliance with EHS management system requirements.
  • Enhance the competence and capabilities of all site personnel through implementation of an appropriate EHS training program.
  • Promote active employee involvement in the EHS program and coordinate the activities of the site EHS Committee.
  • Compile required submissions to EHS regulatory agencies.
  • Monitor and report Company EHS and sustainability key performance indicators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science; Occupational Safety and Health; Engineering or closely-related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive EHS experience gained in a manufacturing environment.

  • Professional Certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM, PE, etc) preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of EHS regulations and programs.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Effective supervisory and people management skills.

About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and competitive salary packages for financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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