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Corporate Director Health, Safety, & Environment - Dublin, OH

Dublin, Ohio

Job Description

Company: Sygma Central Office
Location: US-OH-Dublin
Zip Code: 43017
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 7
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: Up to 75%


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This position will lead the implementation of a prevention focused health, safety, and environmental program (HSE).  This position will establish, execute, and deliver specific plans that support the company’s overall HSE objectives, including security, crisis preparedness, OSHA compliance, and environmental compliance objectives and implement these plans across all SYGMA distribution centers.


The ideal candidate is an occupational safety, transportation safety, and environmental compliance subject matter expert that can clearly articulate, develop and implement HSE action plans.


Essential Functions:


  • In cooperation with Operational management, develop HSE goals in support of corporate HSE strategic initiatives
  • 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 to management and associates
  • Develop and implement audits to track and identify gaps in local compliance with Sysco’s and SYGMA’s Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies and procedures.
  • Lead execution of the company’s annual HSE Plan, including distribution center specific action plans needed to support these efforts.
  • Supports 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.
  • Interface with regulatory bodies (OSHA, DOT, EPA, and State/Local Regulators).
  • Facilitate the completion of a company-wide annual HSE training plan.
  • Ensure that required regulatory permits are acquired, that 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.
  • Demonstrate strong employee relations, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader.
  • Creates and facilitates HSE engagement through HSE teams and committees needed to accomplish the established targets and objectives for the year.
  • Drives and promotes zero incident HSE culture throughout the company.
  • Support execution of Sysco’s Emergency Preparedness Plan procedures and policies.
  • Support the installation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the SYGMASafe process and strategies.
  • Monitor, interpret and communicate regulatory changes to facility safety contacts.
  • Strengthen and develop site safety professionals through core job dimensions.
  • Strengthen and develop site management knowledge in HSE core competencies.  Assist with the development and presentation of corporate and site-specific training programs as needed.
  • Assist in hiring and onboarding of safety, and operational professionals as needed.
  • Encourage the use of wellness and early return to work programs.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupation Safety or related field preferred, or a minimum of seven years’ experience in a safety role with demonstrated advancement in responsibility
  • Experience with OSHA, DOT, ergonomics, work-fit programs preferred
  • On Board Computers, Smith System/defensive driving programs, and Emergency Crisis Management are required.
  • Knowledge of behavioral based safety processes (Preferred Work Method’s), and EPA, is preferred.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office package and related computer programs is required.
  • Travel required 70% of their weekly schedule
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with, internal and external customers
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations
  • Strong analytical and spreadsheet skills
  • Strong problem solving skills


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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: 67957