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Senior Manager - SHE

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job reference: R-059054
Posted date: 09/10/2019

JOB FUNCTION Safety Health & Environment (SHE) Manager




  • Work with the management in establishing strategy, influencing stakeholders and driving engagement through the site to deliver successful implementation of SHE programs/framework throughout the company.
  • Responsible for definition and deployment of AstraZeneca global SHE programs/framework across all AZIPL facilities to ensure full EHS compliance and continual improvement in all area
  • Carry out assessment of current SHE programs and framework of AZIPL facilities.

  • Carryout gap assessment of current practices against AZ SHE global framework and OneSHE global programs
  • Bridge identified gaps by defining and deploying required SHE programs, processes and procedure in all AZIPL facilities.
  • Definition and assimilation of procedures, methods and tools to effectively deploy the SHE management system.
  • Define SHE policies, processes and procedures for AZIPL based on changes to AZ global SHE framework. Such policies and procedures should align to the global SHE framework and OneSHE programs of AstraZeneca.
  • Ensure the SHE management system is cascaded to all the employees of AZIPL through different mediums on periodic basis.
  • Build strong culture across all AZIPL facilities on SHE compliance. Focus on the culture that defines SHE compliance as an overriding expectation for which everyone will be held accountable.
  • Account for local and national SHE regulatory guidelines and ensure AZIPL sites comply to these regulatory guidelines.
  • Study all the SHE audits reports. Work on all the observations raised in the audit to ensure the AZIPL facilities are audit ready for the next internal corporate audit. Assessment of the SHE culture and awareness in the site and identify gaps. Suggest initiatives and interventions (including training) to embed a SHE culture amongst employees. Leveraging external best practices to elevate the existing process and controls in SHE management. Develop horizon scanning process to maintain an awareness of industry and relevant external activities which may have an impact on safety strategy including new technology, processes, hazards, organization changes and legislation. Study the existing initiatives developed for SHE and evaluate its relevancy and effectiveness. Build the existing initiatives stronger. Develop new initiatives which can achieve strong SHE culture penetration among AZIPL employees. Conduct SHE risk reviews, compliance audits and internal assessment of AZIPL facilities to ensure AZIPL facilities are compliant to AZIPL SHE management systems. Establish framework to capture SHE risks identified in AZIPL facilities.
  • Create a framework to review site SHE risks.
  • SHE risks identified are reviewed and preventive mitigation actions are taken on the risks identified as per the hierarchy of safety controls and AZ global risk framework.
  • Process to be established to ensure there is continuous focus on the site SHE risks and update the site leadership team on SHE risks and the preventive measures taken to mitigate the risk during the monthly governance meetings.
  • Assess SHE risks whenever there is operational change in the facility. Advice required controls to be maintained to mitigate the SHE risk. Ensure the controls are in place through regular assessment of the workplace post the operational change.
  • Ensure all SHE incidents/Accidents/near Miss are captured. Develop mechanism for easy reporting of SHE incidents by employees. Work along with respective team to facilitate investigation of the SHE incident and assist the team in arriving Corrective Actions and Preventive actions based on the root cause of the incident. Create SHE metrics/Dashboard for AZIPL facilities covering all aspects of AZIPL SHE management system. Create a mechanism to collect all SHE information of AZIPL facilities, analyze the information and report to the AZIPL Leadership team during the monthly governance meeting. Manage regulatory agency, 3rd party audits, inspections, inquiries, contacts and reporting. Monitor developing international, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and initiatives; analyze potential impacts; provide practical recommendations and risk analysis. Assess the current SHE practices among the third-party vendors and identify areas that are not aligned to AZIPL SHE management system.
  • Ensure gaps identified are addressed by third party vendors.
  • Relevant information pertaining to AZIPL SHE management system are understood and complied by third party vendors deployed at AZIPL facilities.
  • Work in partnership with senior and site management, Global SHE team to develop and implement strategies, policies, and services to increase employee safety & reduce organization risks. Develop strategies and initiatives around Environment protection to ensure AZ is contributing to the society and at the same time such initiatives align to overall Sustainability goals. Ensure required SHE check and tests are carried out in the facility on regular basis to ensure all safety equipment, electrical installations, food consumed, etc are safe inside the facility. Draw emergency response plan for the AZIPL facilities, test the plan on regular basis and carry out course correction wherever required. Plan and implement innovative environmental initiatives like water management, in line with AZ’s global initiatives and leveraging current industry practices

ROLE : -

  • The candidate should have deep knowledge on how SHE is managed in a facility especially office facilities.
  • The candidate should be able to bring in his experience in field to align the site SHE functions to AZ global SHE standards, industry standards and should have the ability to implement the best practices on SHE at the site.
  • This candidate should have good hands on experience in carrying out risk assessment of the facility, third party vendors and derive risks if any out of near misses, incidents and accidents.
  • The candidate should have extensive knowledge on various environment protection programs in the market and look at implementing them in AZIPL
  • The candidate should have updated knowledge on SHE related statutory and regulatory guidelines that are required for the AZIPL site to operate.
  • The candidate should be capable of carrying out SHE audit of the site and should ensure all aspects that would be reviewed in an audit is identified and addressed.
  • The candidate should ensure that the site is audit ready at any time of the year.
  • The candidate should have experience in establishing SHE governance model at the site.
  • The candidate should have experience in handling emergency situations in organization. And this candidate should have ability to develop site specific emergency plans based on various potential emergencies that the organization can face. Develop table top training on these emergencies and ensure the site emergency response team can handle such emergencies.


Lead auditor certification in ISO 14001 Good Oral and written communication skills Leadership skills


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Any specific Bachelors / Master Degree candidate must have. Or any specific institutions he/she must pass out from

B Tech/M Tech in Safety engineering


Preferably Pharma




This candidate will report to Head of Facilities


The Sodexo SHE Associate will report to this position.

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