Knoll Inc. Vice President of Environment Health & Safety in East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Vice President of Environment Health & Safety

Tracking Code 1359-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Vice President of Environment Health & Safety is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the Knoll Inc. Environmental, Health and Safety programs and to build and develop a high performance EHS team of professionals. The Vice President EHS will insure that the Company meets its EHS legal obligations, will work closely with the Supply Chain Leadership Team to set Company and Department objectives. Also key will be the full support of Knoll’s leadership position in Sustainability. The Vice President EHS will develop a plan with specific actions to achieve these objectives.

  • Working with all Knoll Functional departments, lead the company’s commitment and adherence to the Knoll EHS Management System

  • Ensure that the Company is fully compliant with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations pertaining to Environmental, Health, and Safety.

  • Oversee a robust assessment / audit process to demonstrate compliance with all laws and regulations as well as the Knoll EHS Management System.

  • Ensure that all reported accidents, incidents, near misses, violations are investigated, and that proper preventative corrective actions are implemented

  • Develop strategies and programs to achieve a world class Safety culture focused on hazard identification and risk reduction.

  • Manage the Workers Compensation claim process and the Workers Compensation budget. Insure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley policies

  • Work with the Site EHS Leaders to support compliance and certification to the ISO 14001 standards.

  • Fully support the company’s effort to develop strategies to maintain and enhance the Knoll Inc’s market leading sustainability position

  • Working with Senior Director of Business Risk Management, design programs that insure that Knoll Inc. facilities and Supply Chain are adequately protected and that proper Business contingency plans are developed

  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives

Required Experience

  • Minimum 10-15 years of working experience in Environmental, Safety, and Health with at least 3 years of Sustainable practices

  • Experience with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Requires public speaking experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, and Power Point

  • Familiar with Building and Product Certification Programs

  • Regulatory knowledge in OSHA for both Canada and US jurisdictions

  • Familiar with Industry testing protocols such as indoor air testing and product criteria rules

Educational Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering or related Sciences; Biology or Chemistry, and/or Health and Safety. MBA will be a plus.

Job Location East Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.