Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

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For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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At Kite we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth, retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.

Job Description

Today, Kite Pharma is the leader in cell therapy. We are advancing a pipeline of oncology therapies centred on what we believe is the power of cell therapy to fundamentally change the way cancer is treated. As we extend our global reach with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Hoofddorp, we need colleagues interested in change, in challenge, and in building a new future together.

Join us and discover your sense of purpose!

We are looking for an Environment Health and Safety Specialistto join our EHS team.

In this role, you are executing activities on process safety to meet safety regulations and Kite’s standards and procedures. You’ll work with EHS colleagues and other departments to maintain in compliance and fit for the future. You will work with the production departments, engineering & maintenance, laboratory, and the internal EHS-team of specialists.

General responsibilities of this job:

  • Support and implementation and/or improvements to EH&S policies and programs
  • Create and update training materials and intranet information.
  • Conduct and lead EH&S audits and inspections
  • Conduct and lead occupational health and/or safety risk assessments and Job Hazard Analysis
  • Provide EH&S support for manufacturing and administrative operations
  • Manage EH&S systems, including but not limited to incident investigation, chemical data sheets, inspection, change control
  • Manage injury and Illness investigations, root cause analysis, data trending and safety and compliance inspections
  • Provide general and program specific EH&S training
  • Serve on periodic 24 hour on-call rotation
  • Provide general support related to laboratory safety, emergency response, hazard communication, LOTO and other regulatory and site-specific EH&S programs
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for customer groups
  • Lead EH&S data management programs
  • Support regular and emergency communication
  • Support Crisis Management Team including period table-top exercises
  • Manage Purchase Orders, Change Orders and supplier agreements on behalf of the EH&S team
  • Act as liaison to Security Team contractor and work cooperatively to implement and maintain security practices and policies
  • Participate in preparation and delivery of EH&S Council, Town Hall, Tier and/or site meeting presentations
  • Participate in regulatory agency inspections as needed
  • Serve as a back-up for EH&S Manager in times of absence
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • These duties can be delegated to designated deputies of a satisfactory qualification level as needed.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Master degree of Science degree in safety, science or (Bio-chemical) engineering
  • EHS experience (manufacturing/pharmaceutical industry preferred).
  • 1–3 years experience (or more) in implementing a sustainable safety culture in a manufacturing / pharmaceutical company.
  • Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline. Acquiring knowledge of the organization, processes, industry, and customers.

If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and are willing to transform this environment in a proactive and stable one, the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us!

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system’s ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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