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Safety, Health and Environment Manager

Location: Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
Job reference: R-055286
Posted date: 07/11/2019
  • Macquarie Park location, Parking provided
  • Industry leader investing heavily today for long term growth
  • Leadership role to define and deliver safety and sustainability vision

Your new company

At AstraZeneca we believe that innovation needs the right environment in which to flourish. One where our 60,000 employees at all levels are encouraged to pursue new approaches. We conduct our research across three continents, manufacture in 16 countries and work in over 100 countries while our medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Here at AstraZeneca Australia we make products that improve lives of people in 19 countries, every single day. Due to a continuous high demand of our products, our state-of-the-art production facility in Macquarie Park, NSW is going through an exciting growth phase and you can be part of it.

Your new role

The Safety, Health and Environment Manager is responsible for leading a dedicated team of professionals and developing a long-term road map. This will incorporate the development of annual strategic and operational plans with KPIs to mitigate risk and minimise harm to our six hundred plus employees and contractors across our manufacturing functions based in North Ryde.

Your key goal will be to utilise AstraZeneca’s values to embed an overarching culture focused on safety, employee wellbeing and sustainability, ensuring that all activities and staff comply with the relevant standards and that plans for the continuous improvement of the performance of Safety, Health and Environment are implemented and monitored.

Along with the development and implementation of Industry leading initiatives, you will deliver business critical projects whilst continuously seeking to optimise and maintain best in class systems including policies and practices, balancing business and compliance requirements for the current and future needs of our growing site.

Critical to your success in this role will be your ability to influence and empower all employees to take ownership and contribute to site safety and sustainability

Your experiences and qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety or other relevant discipline
  • Significant experience and track record of setting a vision and delivering strong outcomes across a large, complex, manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • In-depth, practical experience in workers compensation and return to work case management
  • Experience in incident investigation and the development of preventative measures
  • Demonstrable proactive attitude towards risk management and injury reduction / performance improvement programs.
  • Experienced liaising with Regulatory bodies
  • Sound working knowledge of relevant legislation and standards in Australia
  • Prior experience developing, maintaining and improving SHE management systems and processes
  • Presentation and facilitation skills demonstrated at both Executive and frontline levels
  • Familiarity with CI methodologies including Lean and Six sigma

This is a unique opportunity working for a global company in an exciting expansion phase.


AstraZeneca offer an excellent salary and benefits package including leave loading allowance, extra leave days, free parking and free gym a good work/life balance and the opportunity to contribute to a great team.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.