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Chicago, Illinois
United States
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EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
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Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Health & Safety Director [KC-11059]

Shirley Parsons has been exclusively engaged on a confidential search for an Environmental, Health & Safety Director, to head up a large division of a global, Fortune 500 organization.This role will plan, direct and lead EHS strategy across multiple locations on all continents, providing leadership to drive best-in-class performance. 

Please note: the role must be based full-time from the Chicago, IL area. There is no option for a remote base location.

The Role:

  • Partner with company leadership to establish the vision and strategy for a best-in-class EHS culture, on a global scale
  • Work closely with site leadership teams and senior management to drive an excellent safety culture and behaviors throughout the business
  • Effectively managing a matrixed team of EHS professionals; comprising both direct and dotted line reports across the globe.
  • Drive the creation and implementation of global EHS initiatives to achieve key short, medium and long-term objectives
  • Strategically develop global EHS systems, audit programs, training programs and procedures; reducing complexity and increasing effectiveness.


The Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in EHS, IH, Engineering or related technical field
  • 10+ years of progressive EHS experience within manufacturing or similar high-risk industries; with demonstrated experience at senior, executive level
  • Global experience, across multiple countries and continents, is absolutely essential for this role
  • A proven track-record of leading a company EHS program, to best-in-class levels of performance
  • A proactive, driven approach to EHS leadership, with excellent communication skills and the ability to influence effectively at all levels of a matrixed, global organization such as this
  • CSP, CIH, CHMM preferred
  • Willing to travel 40%-50% with a permanent base in Chicago, IL – no option for remote base.


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