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Director Environmental Health & Safety

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Position Summary:

The Director, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) will develop a vision which leads to a zero safety-incident culture for 8th Avenue Food & Provisions. The director will develop and implement a multi-year strategy to translate that vision into reality to improve current safety and environmental performance. This position is responsible for the overall creation, development and maintenance of effective EHS and risk management programs for the organization and its projects. Defines, develops and executes safety programs including training and OSHA compliance using a scorecard method. The position develops and implements strategy, policy, processes, systems and tactics to deliver world class safety performance for all manufacturing sites, sales (driver safety) and corporate locations. The Director, EHS is a key member of the Human Resources and Operations management teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead all 8th Avenue employees and contractors to achieve zero safety and environmental incidents built on the principles of personal accountability, influencing behaviors, leading indicators and a culture of active employee engagement.
  • Facilitates and participates in the professional development of safety leaders in the organization through regular coaching, training and feedback.
  • Coordinate with site leadership, site safety managers and safety committees to ensure that all aspects of the company’s EHS results and programs are working in concert and that effective leadership is being exercised in each area. Lead and coach management to own site EHS.
  • Sets clear and measurable goals for safety performance; maintains detailed safety performance data, analyzes trends, reports on statistics, and ensures action plans are put in place and executed. Establish consistent, effective processes for managing all near misses, hazard/accident investigations and reports. Assure timely issuance of safety alert communications, alert tracking and documentation of alert closings.
  • Develop a comprehensive risk management and sustainability program with short and long-term goals & objectives. Collaborate with internal departments and external resources to ensure the integration of enterprise safety, security and risk initiatives and practices. Model safety, security and risk leadership behaviors to management, staff and associates.
  • Educate and inform others on up-to-date knowledge of regulations and codes relating to people safety, process safety, environmental compliance, security and fire/explosion protection.
  • Manage audit, inspection and corrective action programs to provide assurance that 8th Avenue facilities comply with all federal, state and local EHS regulatory requirements. Coordinate and interface with applicable external agencies including OSHA, State Environmental Agencies, law enforcement, consultants, and insurance representatives.
  • Lead people and facility risk assessment and emergency response. Create a high performing culture of risk awareness. Ensure that risk assessment is inclusive of all people, security and facility risks.
  • Establish a sustaining Emergency Response (ER) program that is responsive, effective, and provides reliable coverage.
  • Establish security program that protects people, product and facilities from internal and external harm.
  • Direct company environmental sustainability efforts in a manner that promotes continuous improvement in reduction of the company environmental footprint.
  • Coordinate with senior management team and function heads for the continuous improvement of the Company Business Continuity Plan
  • Direct the analysis and evaluation of company asset/liability management strategies; insures protection of company assets through property, liability, auto, and workers’ compensation insurance coverages and oversight of policies.
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education And Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in safety management, industrial health and safety or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years of increasing safety and environmental responsibility in a manufacturing environment, including managing cross functional teams, and operating at a senior level to drive results
  • Five years of experience leading safety across multiple manufacturing facilities, both union and non-union
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in the English language.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%
  • Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:

  • Master’s degree in safety management, industrial health and safety or a related field.
  • Certified safety professional
  • Experience in food manufacturing preferred
  • Applied knowledge of environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, preferably including Ontario and British Columbia Provincial rules.
  • Ability to effectively manage and delegate while achieving key results and deliverables
  • Proven collaboration skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships. Approachable, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong mentoring, training and coaching to colleagues
  • Business acumen, statistical and analysis skills including the ability to develop, implement and monitor metrics
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and persuade decision makers.
  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize work.
  • Customer focused with the ability to deliver coaching and solutions that are supportive of our customer’s needs.
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Primarily sedentary work in a general office environment
  • Ability to communicate and exchange information
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret documents and data
  • Requires frequent standing and walking of 6+ hours when in manufacturing facilities
  • Requires occasional lifting and moving objects (up to 10 lbs.)
  • Requires manual dexterity to use computer, telephone and peripherals
  • May be required to work extended hours for special business needs
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%
  • Qualifications

    Education

    Required

    Bachelors or better in Safety & Environmental He or related field.

    Preferred

    Masters or better in Safety & Environmental He or related field.

    Experience

    Required

    5 years:Experience leading safety across multiple manufacturing facilities, both union and non-union

    10 years:Increasing safety and environmental responsibility in a manufacturing environment, including managing cross functional teams, and operating at a senior level to drive results

    Preferred

    Business acumen, statistical and analysis skills including the ability to develop, implement and monitor metrics

    Applied knowledge of environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, preferably including Ontario and British Columbia Provincial rules.

    Experience in food manufacturing

    Certified safety professional


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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