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Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability



Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Job Description

As the Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) and Sustainability you will have the opportunity to generate substantial impact within an organization that has a high level of dedication to best-in class performance. You will lead the organization’s strategy for EHS, sustainability, and product environmental compliance through a risk-based lens across the entire Measurement Solutions global operational footprint which includes approximately 40 manufacturing sites and hundreds of field-based engineers.

The VP of EHS & Sustainability aligns strategy with operational execution and business performance goals. In these efforts, you will work closely with internal and external customers to establish standards and strategies, drive execution and accountability, monitor performance, and deliver continuous improvement. You will work with executive leadership within the Measurement Solutions Business Group as well as key enterprise-level leaders from the Sustainability, Legal, and Technology teams. If you are looking to bring your knowledge and experience to a global industry leader, we would love to hear from you!

In this Role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Driving a risk-based approach to identifying and mitigating risks to protect the safety and health of our employees and operations.
  • Integrating environmental sustainability principles and ESG objectives into decision-making to support our path to Net Zero operations.
  • Leading the integration of routines and systems to support product environmental compliance activities across the product portfolio.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships and influence within all levels of the organization to integrate EHS objectives into operational focuses, set strategies for EHS improvement and gain support for needed deployment resources.
  • Leading a team of seasoned EHS professionals through both direct and dotted line relationships
Who You Are:

You have a strong background of success in applying safety and health programs in dynamic and diverse industrial manufacturing environments. You can connect resources to solve problems. You show a tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations and are able to make sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information. You see the big picture, anticipate challenges, and deploy strategies to solve complex problems. You respond effectively to problematic situations and model high standards of honesty and integrity. You relate comfortably with people across levels, and facilitate open dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and customers.

For This Role, You Will Need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Safety Science / Occupational Health or related technical field.
  • 15+ years' experience in EHS, with at least 10 years leading EHS with multi-site responsibility.
  • Willing to travel approximately 30% of the time.
Our Offer To You:

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefits plans to meet you and your family’s physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide, a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage, Employee Assistance Program, profit sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. We prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to encouraging an environment where every employee is valued and respected for their unique experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment supports the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.