EHS Sr. Specialist Corporate

Protective Services
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Job Description

Manages environmental compliance activities for the US facilities. Develops and implements environmental programs and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. With direction from the Manager, Corporate EHS, interacts with and prepares written responses to regulatory authorities to resolve environmental compliance concerns/issues. Manages health and safety programs according to regulatory requirements and handles associated training and recordkeeping. Leads employee incident investigations to identify root cause and drives corrective action plans. Supports OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) certification through effective leadership of designated element teams and collaboration with VPP Coordinator to ensure site compliance. Lead auditor for EHS compliance audits of Mary Kay sites.



  • Monitors and analyzes environmental regulations enacted by governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and local regulators to assess the potential impact to Company operations.
    • Develops, reviews, and recommends improvements to environmental programs and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Drives and supports implementation of environmental programs at the US facilities. Creates and facilitates employee training on environmental compliance requirements.
    • Ensures accurate completion and timely submission of environmental regulatory reports required for applicable US facilities. Ensures that permits and/or licenses required by regulatory agencies are obtained and kept current.
  • Manages safety-related regulatory programs as assigned to ensure compliance with requirements. Develops training material and conducts employee training as needed. Responsible to maintain records associated with designated programs. Tracks costs associated with program management. Assists with developing new or updated EHS procedures based on process or regulatory changes, work area modifications, and/or employee or management feedback.
    • Manages employee and temporary contract labor personnel safety incidents for designated departments. Conducts Tier 1 incident investigations, manages the incident corrective action plan, and maintains employee incident documentation. Works with department leadership and/or Human Resources regarding adverse safety behaviors and trends that impact the work environment.
  • Member of the Corporate EHS Audit Team. Leads EHS audits of Mary Kay facilities to ensure workplace conditions comply with applicable local, state, and federal EHS regulatory requirements and company standards and ensures that all applicable and required records are prepared and maintained. Inputs audit findings in the electronic audit system, assigns action items to the appropriate personnel, and tracks status to closure.
    • Conducts routine walkthroughs of designated areas at the US MFG/R&D facility to check compliance with EHS regulatory requirements, evaluates employee concerns, and corrects any immediate issues. Participates in special projects as the EHS representative related to the designated areas as needed.
  • Supports implementation of OSHA VPP at the US MFG/R&D site. Serves as the EHS Champion for VPP Safety Element Teams, as assigned. Provides guidance, training, and support to VPP Element Team members to ensure goals/objectives of the team are accomplished. Works in conjunction with the entire EHS team to provide procedural guidance to site leadership regarding the VPP.
  • Performs the environmental review of all chemicals used at the US MFG/R&D facility prior to arriving onsite and provides approval status. Determines waste classification and environmental reporting requirements.
  • Represents the Company during on-site inspections by environmental regulatory agencies, obtaining assistance and information when necessary from the area under review. Reviews violations and prepares written responses outlining action plans for compliance and assures that action plans are implemented to avoid substantial fines or possible shutdown of the facilities.
    • Investigates site environmental incidents, determines regulatory reporting requirements, and works with impacted departments to identify and manage corrective actions. Primary EHS function Lead for Eastern and Western Distribution Centers


Skills & Experience

Experience: 5+ years of Environmental Health and Safety

Education: Bachelor/University Degree

  • Must possess a working knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental compliance requirements such as RCRA, EPCRA, SPCC, and NPDES and a broad knowledge of DOT regulations. Knowledge of OSHA health and safety guidelines and regulations is a plus.
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be able to quickly learn new technology/software to pull data, create reports, and /or prepare training materials and classes.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and properly describe problems and solutions. Able to communicate complex and technical information in a way that audiences can quickly understand the issues and opportunities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while under general supervision and successfully complete each of them within specified timeframes.
  • Must be able to work independently with little direction and exercise sound judgment to carry out project-oriented work.
  • Must be detail-oriented, well organized, and possess the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with peers and all levels of management.
  • Ability to perform duties with judgment, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Domestic travel required approximately 20% of time.


Working Conditions

  • While performing duties, could be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or corrosive chemicals; and extreme heat. The noise level in the production areas is usually moderate to loud.
  • Must provide transportation for visits to other local Mary Kay facilities.
  • May be on-call and possibly called to work at any time; day or night.


Company Overview

Looking for a career where you can make a difference?

At Mary Kay we are committed to enriching the lives of women and their families around the world, we offer careers with unlimited opportunities to do something beautiful every day. More than 5,000 employees work in locations around the world. They provide the products, marketing and other support to millions of Independent Beauty Consultants (IBCs) who work as independent contractors, selling our products directly to consumers in nearly 40 markets on five continents.

We are a company that believes in our people and cares for them with truly exceptional benefits. We offer:

  • A comprehensive health plan which includes medical, dental, and vision with low premiums
  • 401(k) plan
  • A generous profit-sharing program
  • Free access to on-site fitness center and on-site clinic


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