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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.

Global Director, Environmental Health Safety and Security




The Global Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) is committed to protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, customers and the global communities where we operate, while supporting our stakeholders in their mission to develop extraordinary products. This role supports a fast-paced, results driven culture and will further develop the evolving global EHSS program in our changing global climate.



  • Develop an EHSS strategy for a growing company that is continuing to integrate and harmonize our processes, people, infrastructure and culture.
  • Connecting EHSS best practices and mission to all other areas of the company to build a high performing network of cross functional members that will be instrumental in shifting the mindset of the organization from reactive to proactive.
  • Provide EHSS leadership, guidance and direction to Leaders and departments throughout the company.
  • Develop, maintain and review of company Environmental, Health and Safety Programs to ensure they represent best practices, while meeting and exceeding both global legislation and corporate requirements.
  • Engage with customers to ensure alignment in objectives and service/performance expectations of the group.
  • Ensure that EHSS procedures, programs and practices are integrated into business systems and operations; establish compliance and assurance protocols; measure the efficacy of results; communicate lessons learned from investigations and other sources of information (i.e. gap analysis, risk assessments).
  • Implement effective but lean EHSS risk management methodologies for operations and projects, including but not restricted to new product introductions for R&D and commercial.
  • Ensure appropriate applications, permits, data reports, records, and documentation are collected, prepared, timely submitted and maintained as required by governing agencies.
  • Maintain environmental safety and sustainability metrics to support Gentherm’s Environmental Social Governance objectives.
  • Support global enterprise risk management process development and sustainability
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing the company’s worker’s compensation standards and procedures. Implements all matters of the program, including claims investigations, settlements, and litigation.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Environmental Science.
  • 15 years’ experience in Environment, Health, and Safety with in depth knowledge of EHSS regulatory requirements and technical codes of practice. Particularly OSHA, and global regulations.
  • 5 years of experience managing Global EHS programs in a multi-site manufacturing environment.
  • 5 years of experience leading a team with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience with crisis management, creating and implementing emergency response plans for EHSS related issues (e.g. COVID-19, H1N1, Active Shooter, Bomb Threat, Weather Conditions) while maintaining business continuity.
  • Ability to lead an investigation using established investigation techniques.
  • Collaborate with leadership teams to motivate change and make an impact.
  • Have proven expertise in the EHS functional space and hold professional certifications in the industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influence, planning, organization, and time management skills. Strong leadership abilities with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Proficient in MS Office software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



  • Master’s Degree
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Automotive, Electronics, or Medical Device manufacturing
  • Experience with Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma methodologies
  • ASSE Certification or PE



TRAVEL: 25% Global

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBLITIES: 1 direct and 10 indirect at plant locations                       



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results





All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.


Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Req ID:  7784

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Dec 30, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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