Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Latin America-2000208 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team--especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
EHS Manager, Latin America (200208) - Beachwood, OH; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX
Where the Chemistry Happens
Plans, directs and manages the environmental, health and safety (EH&S) programs cascaded from the business and Corporate EH&S in collaboration with the region and market EH&S partners
Investigates accidents and promotes safety conscious work performance and training programs.
Collects and analyzes safety performance measures to determine insight and action necessary.
Conducts root cause analyses and recommends and implements actions to drive safety improvements.
Conducts studies and investigations to ensure compliance with government safety and health laws, standards and regulations, in addition to industrial hygiene.
Provides guidance, technical support and interpretation of compliance with the EH&S management system, EH&S standards, laws and regulations, industry standards, and customer requirements
Validate market compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, industry best practices, and customer requirements
Lead the implementation of any required certification to assure conformance and continuous improvement. Involved in audits of health and safety programs at the facilities to identify and control significant loss producing exposure
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Undergraduate College or University degree or local equivalent in Occupational or Environmental Health/Safety or related field
Experience should include geographic responsibility for multiple countries in the Region
Ability to travel 40%
Fluent Spanish or Portuguese
No Immigration Sponsorship available for this opportunity
Master's Degree, related industry preferred
Recognized professional qualification in occupational EH&S or a related field with 8 or more years' experience, in a multinational company or a company with a large sales organization
Must have a genuine passion/interest in EH&S and understand the local EH&S regulatory requirements for their market, and experience of promoting EH&S systems and process
Must be highly driven with strong influencing skills and have the ability to work well independently and in virtual teams
Strong business acumen and judgment
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you--the whole you--in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.