Environmental, Health and Safety Director, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleEnvironmental, Health and Safety Director
CategoryHardware engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedMarch 7, 2015
Open Positions1

Environmental, Health and Safety Director
The Microsoft Safety, Compliance and Sustainability organization has an immediate opening in Redmond, Washington for an Environmental, Health and Safety Director who will be responsible for leading and managing worldwide environmental, safety and health (ES&H) regulatory and sustainability programs at Microsoft's manufacturing operations and its in-region ES&H teams. Are you ready to join a dedicated compliance engineering organization in one of the world's best software, consumer electronics and entertainment companies? Help define and drive environmental, safety, and safety compliance and sustainability best practices across our owned factories.

This position will report to the General Manager of Microsoft's Safety, Compliance and Sustainability organization.

If you are interested, or if you know of any qualified candidates who are interested, please have them submit a resume.

The purpose of this position is to develop, implement and drive Microsoft Devices Group's environmental, health and safety requirements at Microsoft's global manufacturing facilities and co-ordinate and promote Microsoft's ES&H Management systems and best practices at all owned manufacturing locations. This position is critical to Microsoft in maintaining an international reputation for its regulatory compliance and commitment to environmental, occupational safety, health and environmental responsibility.

- Design and implement EHS programs, compliance strategies, and management systems.
- Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and work practices to ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies.
- Manage key internal stakeholder partnerships with Manufacturing, Corporate Citizenship, Public Relations, Legal and Corporate Affairs, and Marketing to implement joint projects and provide business insight on governance, risk management, and controls.
- Globally manage and develop external strategic relationships with industry trade groups and non-governmental entities regarding ES&H.
- Provide coaching, career development, performance evaluation, and mentoring of manufacturing ES&H teams.
- Raise the technical knowledge of the group through training and continuous professional development.
- Transfer risk and business knowledge to project teams and devices business groups to enable successful program execution.
- Identify continuous assessment techniques to monitor control effectiveness.
- Effect change by developing appropriate action plans to address program deficiencies, and ensure continuous improvement in a timely manner to effectively address the issues and underlying risks.
- Manage and conduct quarterly executive reviews and annual risk assessments on key program areas and communicate trends in risk and control issues to senior executives on the results of ongoing reviews
- Keep current and increase knowledge of company strategies, priorities, and business objectives
- Coordinate the development of global strategic injury/illness prevention plans to achieve both short and long-term improvement goals.
- Drive timely response to emergency safety and health issues or employee concerns.
- Prepare and conduct required regulatory training programs for Microsoft employees and contingent staff to increase awareness of environmental, safety and health issues.
- Lead incident investigations to identify root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent injury re-occurrence.
- Manage the Manufacturing and Supply Chain ISO 14001 certificates and system.
- Champion OHSAS 18001 management system at all manufacturing locations.
- Introduce best management practices and resource conservation measures to reuse, reclaim, and recycle generated waste.
- Recognize and facilitate implementation of ES&H best practices across manufacturing sites.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
- A MS in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, chemistry, chemical or environmental engineering
- 10+ years of hands - on experience in the Environmental, Safety, and Health field at manufacturing sites. Experience with electronics manufacturing preferred
- Experience in the successful implementation and championing of environmental, health, and safety regulatory and sustainability requirements for electronic products
- Current knowledge of federal and state regulatory safety codes and standards such as OSHA/EPA, OR- OSHA/DEQ, and other non-regulatory safety standards and standards
- Proven program management skills in a decentralized, empowered, and constantly changing environment
- Demonstrated skills in building technically strong, highly motivated and passionate teams
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to deliver controversial messages to senior management
- Ability to travel internationally to Asia, Mexico or South America for 2-3 week periods up to approximately 10-20% of the year
- Track record of being a team player with experience of leading teams and influencing internal and external resources to ensure successful outcomes to complex problems
- Must be flexible, innovative and collaborative and have a passion for working with global and diverse teams in an inclusive and supportive fashion
- Substantial experience in effectively designing and implementing end-to-end projects requiring cross-group collaboration and implied authority
- Very strong written and verbal communication skills
- Able to bend, stand, walk and/or sit for majority of 8 - 10 hour shift

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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