Director, Global Environment, Health and Safety - Charlotte, NC

Dentsply Sirona - Charlotte, NC3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $110,000 a year
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company TM, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

Bringing out the best in people

As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.

Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:
Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.

Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.

Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.

Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.

The Global Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Director reports to the Chief Supply Chain Officer and provides overall HSE leadership and guidance for the Company. This role is critical to driving HSE excellence across the entire global organization.

Key responsibilities include:
Effectively refining and implementing the Company’s HSE Management System
Integrating environmental / safety compliance and management systems into manufacturing and distribution operations
Championing operations excellence by showing employees how their actions connect to Company’s HSE vision and create long term value
Providing a good foundation and solid understanding of major environmental and safety regulations and represent the facility during environmental / safety agency inspections.

Health and Safety

Ensure sites comply with governmental health and safety regulatory requirements
Ensure compliance with all applicable Industrial Hygiene safety rules and regulations
Assess potential operational risks and safety metric data and lead hazard/risk reduction strategies and initiatives
Responsible for staying up to date with health and safety regulations and informing management of changes
Ensure completion of safety training for all employees, including new hires
Ensure appropriate Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) are completed
Conduct safety audits across the sites including their core procedures
Track and maintain accident records and completed reports required by law and company policy, including first aid and near miss reports, accident investigation, etc.
Ensure complete and thorough root cause analysis for all accident investigations
Attend and participate in corporate, insurance, government, etc. safety inspections
Attend safety conferences and seminars to improve safety knowledge and skills


Ensure appropriate environmental permits are maintained (air, water, wastewater, and hazardous waste) including renewals, required reporting, permit modifications, and required notifications
Conduct environmental audits across the sites
Compete reports required by permits and coordinating monthly, quarterly, and yearly HSE compliance forms to facility and corporate management
Address any environmental concerns with the facilities
Provide support with hazardous industrial waste disposal
Responsible for staying up to date with regulatory changes and technology


Bachelor's or Masters’ degree in safety, environmental, chemical, or related science or engineering field
Strong field safety execution acumen and knowledge of field safety programs and OSHA regulations and requirements
Minimum 10 years of experience as Site Safety Manager, managing multiple sites and global experience is required
Experience in educating and training employees on safe practices
Certifications as an ISO auditor, six sigma black belt, DOT & Hazardous Materials, Industrial Hygiene, and other industrial related certification a plus.
Regulatory and compliance experience preferred
Proficiency in LEAN and Continuous Improvement manufacturing principles.
Successfully managed safety teams.
Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels.
Project management, root cause analyses problem solving ability.
Demonstrated strategic perspective with ability to implement with results.
Innovative, enthusiastic about environment, health and safety solutions that enhance safety performance, reduce cost and strive sustainability.
Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Microsoft Office, Word and Excel proficiency.

Preferred Attributes

Interpersonal skills to engage at all levels to build rapport throughout the organization
Strong influencing skills with the courage to confidently express an independent point of view
Ability to travel internationally up to 50% of the time
Ability to influence
Strong conviction to HSE philosophy
An understanding of ISO 14000 and related systems would also be strongly preferred


Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

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