Associate Medical Director, Occupational Medicine

Job Info

Dow has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Associate Medical Director of Occupational Medicine. The position will be U.S.-based, location flexible and remote work possible with alignment to a major Dow sites.

Join a highly integrated global team of leading professionals in their Occupational Health organization in the US. This physician will have broad reach across the global organization. Be a member of the group which delivers a broad portfolio of high value, comprehensive occupational health services as and a safety, health, environment and sustainability function focused on leading Dow in enterprise sustainability, inclusive of total worker health.

This is a truly unique opportunity to join an acclaimed and industry leading international program focused on a vision of optimal and total worker health - winner of the ACOEM Corporate Health Achievement Award and two times winner of the C. Everett Koop Award for comprehensive occupational and preventive health achievements. Dow's Occupational Health team and programs have been recognized by numerous governments, professional groups, non-profits and business associations for excellence.

Following leadership from the Chief Medical Officer, as well as Regional Health Director(s) and other key regional and functional leadership partners, the role implements a portfolio of health services while ensuring high performance against targets and the optimal management of services. Ensures optimal implementation of Occupational Health (OH) requirements and serves as a consultant on key health issues at a mega site and/or across a few moderate sized sites in a geographic area.

In this position, the physician will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer and will be a member of the global OH leadership team as well as the North-America OH leadership team. The selected candidate will also work closely with the OH operations and governance team and will integrate with the OH regional clinic teams.

Upon successful integration in Dow, the physician will be considered in succession plan to NA Medical Director.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Serves as Dow's technical expert on assigned subject area(s), and participates in the development and implementation of related operating discipline, programs, and plans.

  • Customizes global and regional offerings to meet client needs.

  • Ensures improvements and optimal implementation of Dow Occupational Health requirements and operating disciplines, and ensures sustainable execution.

  • Participates with OH audits for clinic sites, as well as oversight for third party providers.

  • Plays key role in issue management across a broad array of human health matters for employees. Might include expertise for areas such as emergency medical response programs, infectious disease transmission prevention, medical records and data management, travel medicine, surveillance programs, case management, accommodations and return to work, healthy culture, and health and wellbeing strategy.

  • Establishes a collaboration with other functions (e.g. Human Resources (HR), Operations, Public Affairs, Security, Safety etc.), and may build effective relationships with community/state/national/public, health care, and health policy organizations.

  • Represents the Company in the health arena with third party organizations, including the media and Dow Public Affairs, as needed.

  • Provides oversight of clinical operations and personally provides direction on moderate-high risk/complexity cases and/or medical care.

  • Provides services as a medical professional with oversight, legal, and professional accountability for staff providing services at site clinics; includes engagement with U.S. on-call schedules.

Key Competencies:

Functional skills:

  • Recognized as an expert within Occupational Medicine. Ability to manage complex medical cases and evaluate and determine the need of tests or referral to external medical clinics.

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of and advanced level of expertise to lead projects with notable risks and complexity

  • Uses broad knowledge to contribute to the development of OM strategies and their effective implementation

  • Provides leadership and guidance to help others find solutions to unique or complex problems with widespread business impacts

  • Uses conceptual and innovative thinking to develop creative solutions to unique or complex problems

  • Anticipates potential business and regulatory issues and recommends OH product, process, and/or service improvements

  • Understands government requirements regulating Occupational Health activities - Ability to understand, interpret, explain and implement those requirements

  • Global travel medicine experience including pandemic response

  • Medical case management expertise in collaboration with HR and EHS partners

  • Knowledge on Epidemiology methods. Ability to identify when a study is necessary

  • Can access global and local EH&S Standards

  • Can identify and access EH&S Subject Matter Experts

Leadership/Interpersonal effectiveness:

  • Communicates complex ideas to others

  • Anticipates potential objections and persuades others (often in senior Job Grades) to adopt a different point of view

  • Inspires and persuades peers, other functional leaders and team members to act in collaborative ways

  • Ability to conduct needs assessment and develop detailed implementation plans, including setting priorities and ensuring alignment with long-term strategy and health promotion programs

  • Ability to provide management to OH staff and vendors at the sites

  • Knowledge to design and deliver a training program for employees

  • Ability to lead and align people with the organizational strategy; knowledge of administrative management of people.

  • Ability to develop contacts with key partners in the community (scientific and not scientific) and participate in community panels/organizations

  • Understand services to be provided to Dow travelers and internal/external sources of information

  • Knowledge of the Medical Review Board operating discipline

  • Ability to organize Substance abuse programs


  • A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree is required.

  • At least 10 years in the field of Occupational Health and at least 5 years of Leadership experience (clinic(s) and/or company expertise) is strongly preferred.

  • Certification in Occupational medicine is strongly preferred.

  • Active license is strongly preferred

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Note: Relocation assistance is not offered at this time.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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