Manager, People Experience, Environmental Health & Safety, GWS P&O

Pfizer Inc.

South San Francisco, CA

Job posting number: #7137185 (Ref:pf-4881312)

Posted: March 30, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s Environmental, Health and Safety team is critical to ensuring the highest safety standards are met for patients and our colleagues. You will be part of an innovative community dedicated to delivering excellence which enables Pfizer to get our medicines in the hands of the people who need them most more efficiently, and safer, than ever before.


This role is primarily responsible for providing technical support and implementing & overseeing day-to-day laboratory and facility safety programs, security programs as well as environmental programs to ensure a safe workplace and compliance with regulatory and Pfizer requirements for the Global Workforce Solutions and Services sites located in the South San Francisco area.  The Manager EHS will also be responsible for implementing important aspects of the EHS management system such as operational control, risk assessments, inspections, program and compliance improvements, and investigations.  This position requires a ‘hands-on approach’ to partner with multiple business lines and colleagues to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines, regulatory and Pfizer EHS standards, Pfizer Minimum Security Requirements, and continuous improvement of EHS performance.  This position is accountable for compliance to regulatory and Pfizer requirements as part of an integrated EHS compliance program and will be accountable to the Global Workforce Solutions and Services Region 3 Risk Management Services (RMS) Lead, and the site Business Unit/Research Unit leadership team.

How You Will Achieve It


  • Implements and oversees laboratory and facility safety programs for the site covering applicable OSHA general industry standards; and applicable Pfizer EHS Standards and Recommended Practices.
  • Provides advice and support to the scientific lines on the implementation of Pfizer EHS Standards, site safety policies, standards and procedures, and regulations.
  • Maintains and develops safety management systems (including policies & procedures and training) that enhance the laboratory and facility safety programs, enhances the Work Experience of all assigned colleagues, and site environmental programs.
  • Develops metrics to measure performance and goals to achieve continuous improvement in safety performance.
  • Actively support and participate in applicable site EHS/Safety Committees.
  • Accountable as the Site Security Officer (SSO) or Site Security Assistant (SSA)
  • Oversee the site ozone depleting chemical (ODC) program.
  • Serve as the site DEA compliance coordinator and/or assist with DEA compliance as needed..
  • Manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste program and contract providers of waste management services.
  • Review and approve the purchase of chemical and biological agents as may be required by Pfizer and regulatory agencies.
  • Perform and document risk assessments of chemical and biological agent use, and associated laboratory and facility equipment in consultation with customers and other EHS colleagues.
  • Perform and support site safety inspections, investigations, and continuous improvement programs.
  • Liaises with internal customers/stakeholders.
  • Develops and communicates specific material and equipment safety practices/procedures to meet hazard mitigation and risk reduction.
  • Actively supports Pfizer Environmental Sustainability Goals (ESG)
  • Investigates workplace incidents, determines root cause, and develops corrective actions.
  • Participate in global networks, e.g., lab safety, construction safety, electrical safety, environmental.
  • Other related assignments as identified by RMS/EHS and GWS management as deemed appropriate.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Occupational Safety; environmental, or other physical sciences

  • Minimum of seven years' experience implementing and managing safety/environmental programs

  • Preferred:

    • Master’s degree

    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from BCSP

    • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) from Institute of Hazardous Material Managers

    • Prior experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotech industry

    • Prior experience implementing or working under OHSAS 18000, ISO 14001 or OSHA VPP management systems

    • Prior or current DOT/IATA Dangerous Good shipper certification

    • Prior experience in wastewater and air permit compliance

    • Prior experience with security programs will be a plus

Technical/Job-Related Skills:

  • Possesses a strong understanding of safety and environmental programs, and key processes such as risk assessment, inspections, audits and root cause investigations.

  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of small molecule drug synthesis and the associated chemistry

  • Possesses a working knowledge of biosafety principles and practices

  • Ability to independently assess workplace risks and programs, and sensitively communicate/collaborate with line management on appropriate risk control measures

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of typical local, state and federal regulatory requirements and guidelines associated with regulatory compliance.

  • Ability to identify, drive, and implement improvement programs across a multi-discipline organization without having direct management or control over colleague performance

  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated/self-starter with ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of computer programs



Due to the nature of work assignment, the Manager EHS must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraints.  On a daily basis, the position responsibilities may require the ability to stoop; to reach; to stand, to walk the site for extended periods of time; to push and/or pull objects weighing up to 30 pounds; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 15 pounds; to sit/stand at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.  On a frequent basis, essential duties of the position may require the ability to climb stairs, to kneel and/or crouch to retrieve items.


  • Day shift with occasional after hours or weekend response required.

  • Periodic travel may be required in support of Global Workplace Solutions business needs

  • Respond to the site in support of business continuity, emergency response and off-shift schedules as necessary

  • Entry and work in laboratory spaces, vivarium spaces, mechanical/electrical rooms, services areas such as maintenance shops, shipping and receiving, service corridors with adherence to personal protective equipment practices.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Last day to apply : April 13th 2023

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $90,800.00 to $151,300.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Environmental, Health & Safety


Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Job posting number:#7137185 (Ref:pf-4881312)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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