Lead Auditor, ISMS & QHSE
SGS North America Inc.

Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Consultancy

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Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

The Lead Auditor, Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety performs second party and third-party audits per SGS Certification procedures and the requirements for the ISO 9001/ISO 14001/ISO 45001 standard(s). They perform collection and analysis of sufficient information and provide a recommendation for certification. The Senior Auditor is responsible for making relevant decisions regarding certification audit and the audit process and informing SGS Knowledge on issues resolution outside the audit process.

  • Perform certification and second party audits in any capacity in conformance with the SGS Global/Local procedures, sector specific schemes/standards/clients' guideline, ensure that such duties are performed in an efficient and commercially expedient way.
  • Upon evidence gained during audits, provides with determination whether registration should or should not be recommended or allowed to continue.
  • Assimilates, understands, and operates the SGS Certification System in all auditing activities. Liaises with the Product Managers, Technical Accreditation CBE and Manager, Technical Accreditation CBE regarding changes to its design and implementation.
  • Responsible for the overall audit team, depending on the assignment.
  • Controls/oversees activities of teams of Auditors during the audit, as needed.
  • Collaborates with teams of Auditors during the auditing activities.
  • Timely reporting and audit pack submission
  • Strives to provide customers with sufficient audit experience to cover the whole of SGS's Certification's accredited activities.
  • Assists in the training of other Auditors and Senior Auditors during planned audits or during other training functions.
  • Actively participates in witness audits by SGS or accreditation bodies.
  • Maintains all audit-related credentials.
  • Undertake any other activities as directed by the Manager, Certification Audit CBE or Manager, Technical Accreditation CBE.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supervises others: Yes, indirectly only - Leads Auditors at the times of audits
  • Compliance to QHSE requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline AND
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in quality/environment/occupational health and safety.
  • Remain qualified Lead Auditor (IRCA/Exemplar Global/Accredited CB scheme) against ISO 9001/ISO 14001/ISO 45001 standard(s).
  • Satisfactorily completed an IRCA/Exemplar approved ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 Auditor/Lead Auditor course. The course must include an examination, which must be passed to evidence satisfactory completion.
  • Competent working knowledge of recognized quality/environment/occupational health and safety/energy management and related ISO standards.
  • Detailed exposure in the specific field of appointment (e.g. quality experience for ISO 9001), including any audits against these artefacts.
  • ISO 50001 qualification or training is a plus
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects while delivering results on time
  • Act with integrity, tact, and character
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - Intermediate user proficiency
  • Travels up to 80% of time. Some travel might be local or international

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