Sr Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at LOTTE Biologics

Job Locations US-NY-East Syracuse
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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LOTTE BIOLOGICS located in East Syracuse, NY is seeking Sr Manager, EHS to join our team who entered the biologics Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, on January 1, 2023!


The Sr Manager, EHS is resposible for leading the development, planning, and execution of strategies that creates and effectively maintains safety, health and environmental consciousness and compliance for site wide operations.  This position is accountable for leading the execution of the environmental, process safety, industrial hygiene, and safety programs for the site to achieve compliance with applicable local/state/federal regulations and result in an environmentally safe workplace.  This includes (but is not limited to) the reviews of capital renovations and new construction projects. This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) regulations and the current Good Manufacturing Practices  (cGMP) required by the job function.


  • Leads team in execution all components of the site Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) organization, which includes: Safety Programs. Occupational Health, Waste Management, Wastewater pre-Treatment, Crisis Management Programs, Environmental Permitting and Industrial Hygiene.
  • Manages and implements site biological safety program; functions as site biosafety officer and chairs Biological Safety Committee.
  • Establishes, sets the tone, and communicates the department’s business programs, policies, and objectives for EH&S, consistent with company biological strategy.
  • Develops and implements critical management systems and information systems for compliance with regulatory and company requirements.
  • Assists to identify and ensure key EH&S metrics, requirements, and infrastructure are incorporated for sustainable compliance and safety and that site goals contribute to overall BMS Sustainability Goals.
  • Provides EH&S review and oversight of detailed plan reviews, facility permitting, regulatory strategy, maintenance, operability and insurance reviews.
  • Manages contract resources and outside services to support chemical, biological and wastewater management programs.
  • Effectively manages assigned resources to address priorities, meet schedules, maximize productivity, reduce costs, and increase efficiencies.
  • Develops and leads a high performance team responsible for manufacturing systems, manages the recruitment and development of staff. Invests in the development of current and future leadership through assignment of development opportunities/coaching/mentoring.
  • Sets the expectation and communicates high performance standards, defines clear accountability, and leads by adopting continuous improvement strategies to reduce operational variances and reduce cycle time.
  • Manages department operations to achieve parameters of budgetary and financial goals as stated annually, and long term.
  • Participates actively with Director, EOHSS to establish and facilitate site mission, annual goals and desired culture while undertaking supportive actions which build commitment to these values, objectives and sustained site-wide teamwork.

Remote Position





  • A practical understanding of the technologies related to bioprocess manufacturing and their respective health, safety and environmental impact and compliance requirements.
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical GMP preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable biological safety principals including large scale cell culture.
  • Experience in biological wastewater treatment methodology, systems and operations.
  • Knowledge and Experience in executing Process Safety Management in a manufacturing facility.
  • Proven ability working in a matrix environment and managing multi-level/cross functional teams to achieve the highest performance in meeting site and departmental objectives.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring employee safety programs.
  • Experience in working with governmental regulatory officials to obtain permits and manage site inspections.
  • Knowledge and use of current state computer programs used to support documentation and administration of EH&S programs.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications

  • Knowledge of science generally attainted through studies resulting in a B.S. in EHS, sustainability, science, engineering, a related discipline, or its equivalent. A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is desired. Industrial hygiene, safety, or environmental related degree preferable.
  • Professional Certifications CIH, CSP, and/or QEP preferable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of industry experience in an industrial EH&S role including multiple years managing a multi-facility complex, documented by a solid history of technical accomplishments and a proven track record in commercial biologic manufacturing.
  • Professional license or certification in appropriate discipline desired.

Physical Demands: 

  •  Primarily an office based position requiring sitting for prolonged periods, walking, repetitive (use of arms, hands, wrists).  Requires frequent walking visits to all operations areas.
  • This position is a support function to manufacturing, facilities and engineering, and lab based groups which are located at a medium scale manufacturing facility with classified areas requiring appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).  This role will require some contact with biohazardous materials such as live cell cultures and other hazardous chemicals including methotrexate, acids, caustics, and steam.  This role will require some bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, climbing and reaching is required. Role also requires infrequent unassisted lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs). Repetitive use of arms/hand/wrists, grasping is also required.  This position is a team based position that requires some on-call support to rotating shift work which will be on nights, weekends, and holidays.

 Work Environment: 

 The position is office based but does work closely with manufacturing, facilities and engineering, and lab which will require some outside work, lab space work, and classified area work. 



  • This position requires <10% of travel

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

    • Directly : 4-6

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Company Profile

LOTTE BIOLOGICS was established in 2022, and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LOTTE BIOLOGICS entered the biologics CDMO business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, as of January 1, 2023!


The newly established organization aims to become a Global Top 10 CDMO company in the biopharmaceutical industry.  With initial operations in 1948 in Japan, LOTTE has grown to become the fifth-largest conglomerate corporation in South Korea. LOTTE has various business units, including petro/fine chemicals, food, retail, hotels, electronics, construction, and IT. LOTTE has 30+ global locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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