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Danaher Corporation Global Director, Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability in Wood Dale, Illinois

The Director of EHS&S plans, directs, and implements environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) programs to ensure compliance, reduce risk, and identify and resolve EHS&S program gaps and deficiencies with global responsibility for developing EHS&S management strategies and directing EHS&S resources across Videojet. The scope of this role covers 8 Manufacturing Sites, Field Sales & Service, Research & Warehouse facilities, and all operations and commercial Associates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in close collaboration with platform EHS&S, Videojet business and function leaders and EHS&S team members to plan, develop, implement and lead all aspects of EHS&S management strategy, program, policies and procedures, including goal setting, action plan development and execution, and performance measurement.

  • Finds opportunities to improve associate engagement, build and implement innovative solutions, programs, and policies and cultivate an active EHS culture.

  • Leads the Strategy and Execution of not only the operations EHS cultural improvement, but the commercial cultural improvement as well. Visible leader in partnering with both the operations and the commercial organizations in expediting the education and awareness of all of our associates on all aspects of EH&S.

  • Assists leadership in assessing EHS&S related business risks and establishing annual EHS&S targets. Analyze performance and lead development and implementation of action plans for continuous improvement of program structure including priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic, growing organization.

  • Indirectly leads a team of EHS professionals - evaluates performance and provides input to performance appraisals and skills development plans for these associates, including development of performance improvement actions as vital.

  • Leads OpCo EHS&S review process and internal audit program, coordinates with FM Global on property risk audits, develop responsive action plans and implement appropriate countermeasures. Ensure those measures are implemented and are producing the desired results.

  • Ensure that EHS&S policies, risk assessment and management tools, audit and oversight processes, regulatory information resources, data management and metrics are sufficient to lead EHS&S risks. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and customer requirements including the presence of standard work.

  • Provides leadership in the investigation of serious events and all reports of injuries and illnesses including full collaboration of site management in the preparation of material and closure evidence.

  • Compiles and submits Global critical metrics & Stats on EHS&S data and provides updates on the progress towards targets, on-site activities, and any agency/regulatory contacts.

  • Participates in capital and operating budget activities.

  • Assesses and cost-effectively leads EHS&S related risks with the long-term objective to eliminate hazards and further reduce risk across global operations.

  • Uses Danaher Business Systems (DBS) methods to embed EHS&S standard methodologies into daily management.

  • Ensures that the EHS&S team globally remains up-to-date and conversant with relevant laws, regulations and other statutory requirements that impact EHS&S across their local areas of responsibility.

  • Serves as the Videojet representative on the Danaher EHS&S Community of Practice and Platform EHS&S Leadership Committee.

  • Provides leadership on EHS&S issues, assist Videojet top management in understanding business impacts of EHS&S issues thereby enabling prudent allocation of resources and decision-making and assist them in identifying and implements corrective measures to improve each site’s EHS&S performance against goals.

Critical Success Factors

  • Has solid technical knowledge of fundamental EHS&S and transportation regulations

  • Adept at critical thinking and problem-solving; breaking down issues to identify and prioritize the main components of the problem, recognizing pertinent information, and drawing appropriate conclusions.

  • Approaches decisions proactively, making effective and pragmatic choices while stabilizing benefit and risk, and maintaining compliance.

  • Demonstrates composure in tough situations and confronts problems while remaining objective.

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, written/oral communication skills; able to clearly and concisely communicate progress and results to critical partners in a timely manner and engage and align others with process and drive execution.

  • Partners appropriately with legal counsel (internal) as needed / required.

  • Willingness to travel, roughly 15-30% of the time – international travel required

  • Results-oriented; thrives in a culture that values individual initiative yet expects partnership and teamwork; comfortable with an organization that lacks closely defined functional department boundaries, detailed procedures, and a comprehensive information technology infrastructure.

  • Strong aptitude for data gathering and analytics.

  • Ability to efficiently lead sophisticated, sensitive, and confidential matters.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in occupational health, safety, environmental science. Master’s Degree preferred

  • EHS&S related licenses, certifications and/or membership in EHS&S professional associations are desired. (ex. CIH, CSP, CHMM)

  • 10+ years validated experience, with a minimum of 5 years of EHS&S management experience, including multinational, multi-jurisdictional experience

  • Proven track record of driving the EHS&S agenda in a multi-site, global manufacturing organization with significant field service function required

  • Experience with DBS or similar lean manufacturing systems and continuous improvement culture.

  • Experience with Acquisitions (due diligence and integration) and risk and liability management is preferred.

  • Preferred experience - Demonstrated experience leading Business Continuity Planning and supervision of BCP team and activities.

Physical demands

  • Include considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, monitor)

  • May occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping.

  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20 lbs.

  • Physical activity associated with business travel.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.