Global Strategic EH&S Leader
Avon Lake, OH 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:

* Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports

* Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy

* Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint

* Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 10,000 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work. For more information, visit .


Avient Corporation is a world-class sustainable organization built on innovation, collaboration, and employee development. We are committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment where our diverse associates can grow and succeed, as well positively impacting our planet and the communities we serve. Our Great Place to Work culture, values, and benefits make Avient an employer of choice for top talent.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.

Job Summary

The Global Strategic EH&S Leader is responsible developing, deploying, and leading the strategic safety strategy for over 100 global manufacturing sites with approximately 10,000 associates. The position reports to the VP, EHS&Q and manages a global team of Regional EH&S Managers.

The position is 95% safety and health and 5% environmental compliance.

The position requires travel up to 15%.

The ideal candidate resides in NE Ohio or is willing to relocate.

Essential Functions

* Responsible for creating the global strategic and tactical direction for Avient's safety improvement initiatives and programs.

* Lead the implementation of global programs designed to reduce and ultimately minimize risk in EH&S areas (injuries/illnesses, industrial hygiene, non-compliance to governmental and Avient standards, environmental impairment, etc.).

* Effectively recruit, hire, develop/train and manage/lead EH&S professionals both directly in their team, and in a matrixed, global environment to achieve strategic objectives in a continuous improvement environment.

* Understand and monitor regional and global trends in EH&S performance, including safety incidents and/or environmental performance.

* Keep abreast of applicable EH&S regulations globally, and implement systems designed to ensure compliance.

* Manage various corporate programs designed to assess, monitor and control global EH&S risks, such as auditing, internal reporting and metrics collection.

* Develop, implement and oversee appropriate metrics, including external benchmarks where applicable, to enable continuous performance improvement and target world-class performance.

* Manage through a team, and in close collaboration with the business units globally and regionally, the various technical programs implemented by Avient to deliver continually improving EH&S performance.

* Oversee various global EH&S reporting efforts, work product and schedules to facilitate the internal communication of status and health of EH&S programs, initiatives and performance. Responsible for the professional appearance and content, commensurate with strategic direction.

* Manage various consultants' technical work and budgets to support Avient's EH&S programs and financial requirements.

* Develop, monitor, and control departmental operating budgets.

* Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

* Bachelor's degree in EHS, engineering or related field.

* 10+ years' experience in EH&S in a manufacturing or chemical environment

* 5+ years' experience leading a team

* 5+ years of experience leading a corporate safety program

* Global leadership experience in a high performing organization is preferred

* Strong communication and leadership skills required

* Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred


* Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.

Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security (EHS&S) Requirements

* Avient integrates EHS&S into all aspects of our operations. Each position at Avient is responsible for complying with all applicable EHS&S requirements. Additionally, employees and management are responsible for reporting all EHS&S incidents immediately to ensure we keep EHS&S a priority within the organization.

Security includes physical security and cyber security.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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