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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.

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Country EHS Manager    Job Title               Country EHS Manager
Location - Town / City    Agbara 
Location - Country           Nigeria
Reporting To (Job Title) Site Director
Type of position               Permanent
Job Purpose/Scope         This job exists to:

- Implement the environment, health and safety (EHS) Policy across GSK Nigeria operations, including strategic planning and proffering lasting solutions to the safety concerns of the business unit.
- Manage the company’s employees; contractors; property assets; and its corporate image, with regards to environment, health and safety.

Key Responsibilities       
- Support the Site Director and Business Unit Heads to develop and deploy programmes to effective management of environment, health and safety (EHS) concerns of the Nigeria manufacturing and commercial operations.
- Manage the EHS programme and develop mechanisms to periodically review its effectiveness
- Ensure compliance with all relevant local legislation and other requirements, which are applicable to the GSK Nigeria operations.
- Lead the implementation of EHS technical projects, in relation to process hazard identification and risk management, employing best practice techniques in this regard.
- Provide technical EHS input/support for all projects undertaken by the Nigerian Business Units, from conceptualisation through to actualisation.
- Facilitate EHS awareness development sessions for various categories of staff and contractors, to build the required competencies for sound EHS performance.
- Identify and mentor EHS talents within the organisation through development of differentiated development plans for the core, as well as cross-functional EHS teams.
- Development, maintenance and testing of Emergency Response Plans for the Business Units.
- Liaise with local Regulatory Authorities, in relation to EHS matters on behalf of GSK.
- Other special projects/responsibilities as assigned by the Business Unit Heads.

Qualifications, Experience           
- First degree in Environmental Sciences; Occupational Health and Safety; Safety Engineering or other related sciences.
- Hold relevant professional qualifications e.g. NEBOSH International Diploma
- Full membership of an international professional organisation e.g. IOSH
- Safety postgraduate qualifications such as MSc or PG Diploma would be an advantage
- In-depth knowledge of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards
- Professional qualifications for auditing EHS management systems
- Minimum 10 years of active EHS management, of which 3-5 years should be in a manufacturing environment at senior/management level
- Experience with working closely with senior stakeholders

- Sound knowledge of local EHS regulatory requirements
- Sound knowledge of accident investigation and root cause analysis
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills
- Sound knowledge of MS office tools for performance reporting and analysis
- Leader of self, adept at working with minimal or no supervision and capable of independent work.
- Must be able to perform effectively in a demanding and fast paced work environment
- Ability to plan and manage department operating and capital budgetary requirements
- Must have high level of integrity and balance in judgement/decision making
- Primarily based at the manufacturing facility but will be required to
Location: Lagos
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade: Not Specified