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Senior Director, Workplace Health & Safety Excellence - EHS & S

New Brunswick, New Jersey; Belgium
Environmental Health & Safety

Job Description

Requisition ID: 00001E16

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for Senior Director, Workplace Health & Safety Excellence to serve as a key member of the Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) organization.  This role is based in New Brunswick, NJ.  Antwerp, Belgium may also be considered as a secondary locale.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

With $71.9 billion in sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen. Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.  Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


The Senior Director, Workplace Health & Safety Excellence leads a team of health and safety experts and centers of excellence to develop and implement comprehensive standards and strategies to build technical competencies that deliver a safe and healthy workplace across the enterprise.  Specific areas of support include: industrial hygiene, process safety management, occupational safety, ergonomics, fleet safety and office EHS.
  • Develops and implements global technical plans (strategy and tactics) to assure EHS&S compliance with health & safety regulations and J&J EHS&S standards, to eliminate or control health & safety risks in the workplace, prevent employee injuries and illnesses and environmental contamination while facilitating the conservation of limited natural resources.
  • Collaborates with the EHS operations team, troubleshooting, adapting and deploying safety strategies/tactics to the breadth of businesses across J&J.
  • Leads and develops talent consistent with the expectations of the Johnson & Johnson Leadership Imperatives.
  • Leverages senior level expertise across the enterprise to provide cost-effective technical guidance and strengthen technical competency.
  • Stewards J&J’s process for setting global strategy, policy, standards and goals in the areas of industrial hygiene, process safety management, occupational safety, ergonomics, fleet safety and office EHS.
  • Engages externally to benchmark and assure J&J stays at the forefront of innovative health and safety solutions as well as to advance J&J’s thought leadership and impact through collaborative partnerships in the workplace health and safety space.
  • Supports health and safety focus audits as part of EHS&S governance process.
Key relationships

The Senior Director, Workplace Health & Safety Excellence works with other EHS&S leaders, senior Commercial, R&D and Supply Chain leaders, and key internal partners such as Global Health Services and Worldwide Engineering & Technical Operations.  S/he will also interface with workplace safety/health regulatory agencies, professional associations and external experts in the EHS&S field.

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of degree is required. Advanced degree in management, EHS technical field or regulatory affairs, preferred.

A minimum of 10 years of workplace health and safety leadership experience is required.

Key required competencies:
  • Outstanding leadership; ability to gain trust and influence at all levels; collaborative.
  • Strong communicator who is credible and self-assured; ability to create a sense of urgency around preventing injuries, illness and environmental contamination while conserving natural resources.
  • Good understanding of global workplace health and safety regulations and issues.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% is required.

This description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-
Other Locations
Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium
Johnson & Johnson International (6078)
Job Function
Environmental Health & Safety
Requisition ID