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Safety Manager

Morrisville, North Carolina
Safety


Job Description

Company: Freshpoint Raleigh
Location: US-NC-Morrisville
Zip Code: 27560
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 5
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

 

More information about this job:

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

FreshPoint is the country's largest and fastest growing produce and specialty food distributor. As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 40 enterprise with a real family feel.  At FreshPoint, our employees are the foundation to our great success.  By applying our principles of leadership, integrity, trust and our strong commitment to one another, we help each other prosper for the benefit of the individual.

 

SAFETY MANAGER – Morrisville, NC

FreshPoint Raleigh is searching for a Safety Manager for our team. Qualified candidates are motivated, team oriented, ambitious self-starters with a proven track record in exceeding established performance standards. 

 

Candidates must have the ability to work non-traditional hours {evening, weekends and holidays} in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.  Candidates must also have the ability to work independently, communicate effectively within all levels of the organization, dependable transportation, and impeccable organization and communication skills.

 

Everyday gives you new challenges in the ultimate support of our mission to “market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service,” and vision to “be our customers most valued and trusted business partner.”

 

What you will do:

  • Develop effective HSE plans designed to meet operational goals to reduce injuries, accidents and incidents.
  • Design and implement effective metrics to track progress, proactively identify areas of concern and drive accountability.
  • Develop and implement training programs to transfer HSE knowledge and core competencies to management and associates.
  • Lead incident investigation process, including cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans.
  • Create and facilitate HSE engagement through HSE teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and annual objectives.
  • Assist facilities management team in ensuring required regulatory permits are acquired, required reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g. recordkeeping, PSM, storm water, special waste, etc.) are met.
  • Maintains associate relations through regular department meetings; maintains on-going interaction and open communication with associates, monitors associate morale, and responds to and implements ideas to improve associate engagement and enablement.
  • Perform any additional tasks as directed by management personnel.

 

What we require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or certifications with equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years hands-on environmental and safety program management experience in a warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, or transportation operation.
  • Considerable experience with occupational safety, transportation safety, and environmental compliance is preferred.
  • Excellent employee relations and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, supervision and associates.
  • Strong background in safety with a proven record of results.
  • Ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement constructive behavior changes in transportation safety.
  • Leadership and team building skills, able to influence decision makers.
  • Effectively using time and resources to accomplish overall initiatives and program goals.
  • Able to work in a fast pace environment.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Safety Manager is responsible for leading the implementation of a prevention-focused health, safety and environmental (HSE) and security program. The position will establish, execute and deliver OpCo-specific strategy that supports Sysco’s overall HSE objectives, including security and crisis preparedness objectives.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In cooperation with Operational management, develop HSE strategy in support of Corporate HSE and Security strategic goals.
  • Develop effective HSE plans designed to meet operational goals to reduce injuries, accidents and incidents.
  • Effectively communicate HSE strategy and objectives with Senior Leadership.
  • Support site management in the implementation of HSE plans.
  • Design and implement effective metrics to track progress, proactively identify areas of concern and drive accountability.
  • Develop and implement training programs to transfer HSE knowledge and core competencies to management and associates.
  • Develop and implement audits to track and identify gaps in local compliance with Sysco’s (HSE) policies and procedures.
  • Support creation of HSE goals for the site management and appropriate activity-based goals for the leadership team, functional managers, and front-line supervisors to drive HSE culture, compliance and results.
  • Lead a company-wide system to identify and evaluate hazards (risks), and implement effective controls (corrective solutions).
  • Lead incident investigation process, including cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans.
  • Provide supervisor and management training on all required programs.
  • Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, DOT, EPA, and State/Local Regulators).
  • Facilitate the completion of a company-wide annual HSE training plan.
  • Develop effective interdepartmental relationships.
  • Assist facilities management team in ensuring required regulatory permits are acquired, required reports are submitted to regulatory agencies and any site permit conditions (e.g. recordkeeping, PSM, storm water, special waste, etc.) are met.
  • Achieve annual targets for incident frequency, severity and cost reductions.
  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader.
  • Create and facilitate HSE engagement through HSE teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and annual objectives.
  • Drive and promote zero incident/SyscoSafe HSE culture throughout the company.
  • Support execution of Sysco’s Emergency Preparedness Plan procedures and policies.
  • Monitor, interpret and communicate regulatory changes to OpCo management.
  • Assist with the development and presentation of Corporate and site-specific training programs as needed.
  • Support leadership/associates in transitional work programs.
  • Performs management functions of staff selection, development, discipline, performance reviews and/or terminations.
  • Interprets, trains and consistently enforces Company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains associate relations through regular department meetings; maintains on-going interaction and open communication with associates, monitors associate morale, and responds to and implements ideas to improve associate engagement and enablement.
  • Performs other related duties as needed (and as qualified).

 

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree or certifications with equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years hands-on environmental and safety program management experience in a warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, or transportation operation
  • Considerable experience with occupational safety, transportation safety, and environmental compliance is preferred

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Has attained or is working toward certification in safety (ASP-CSP).
  • Other pertinent safety certification or designations are desirable as well.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and provide proof of liability coverage meeting Company standards.

 

ABILITIES AND SKILLS

  • Strong background in safety with a proven record of results.
  • The ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement constructive behavior changes in transportation safety.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent employee relations and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, supervision and associates.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communication, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Leadership and team building skills, able to influence decision makers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software, and ability to learn Sysco technology software and programs.
  • Effectively using time and resources to accomplish overall initiatives and program goals.
  • The ability to analyze and independently solve a variety of difficult situations and problems.
  • Successfully demonstrate all Leadership Framework competencies.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces.  The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. The associate may occasionally be required to travel to other Operating Companies or the Corporate office as business needs dictate (i.e. training, business continuation, etc.). The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

NOTICE:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job.  This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.

 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

 

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

 

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 66395