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We are seeking a Associate Director, Health & Safety for our Canada sites. This position will be located in Senneville or Laval.

Responsible for managing and directing Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) functions of Canadian sites to serve the company’s strategic and tactical needs. The main responsibilities include the development and delivery of leading edge EHS&S programs for the region and overseeing continuous improvement and performance around core EHS&S metrics.

The following are responsibilities related to the Associate Director, Health & Safety:

• Provide oversight of EHS&S policies and procedures of Canadian sites.
• Provide proactive direction on initiatives that will improve EHS&S performance while minimizing risks and exposures.
• Design, implement and continuously improve EHS&S management consistent with industry standard practices.
• Direct activities of EHS&S employees of the sites to ensure optimum performance of the group.
• Oversee and direct programs which ensure compliance with applicable regulations and internal policies.
• Stay informed of current and new regulatory requirements and other guidelines considered for implementation. Communicate significant regulatory and technical information to appropriate personnel.
• Design and implement EHS&S audit procedures for the different operation of the sites.
• Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols.

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Requested skills

The minimum requirement for this role includes the following:

• Education:  Minimum Bachelor’s degree (BSc.) or equivalent. Master degree in Industrial Hygiene preferred.

• Experience:  8 years related experience in a mid-to-large size biotech/health organization with EHS&S management responsibilities; People management experience is required.

• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

• Other:  Expert level knowledge and application of environmental and health & safety regulations and familiarity with EHS regulatory agencies’ protocols. Have ability to analyse chemical and biological hazards and implement programs to mitigate risks. Industrial hygiene certification and ergonomic program experience are preferred.  Hands-on experience in a biotech/health work environment.  Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office software).

• Autre / Other: Bilingual. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Level of education




Work experience (years)

6-9 years

Written languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate

Spoken languages

Fr : Intermediate
En : Intermediate

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