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Director, Environmental, Health, & Safety - Lakeland, FL

 

Southern Glazerís Wine and Spirits

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Southern Glazerís Wine & Spirits (SGWS) is seeking a full-time EHS Director to serve as the designated safety representative for (Florida), coordinating and implementing the SGWS corporate programs as directed by the EHS Sr. Leadership. The EHS Director reports directly to the VP of Operations for the State. The EHS Director promotes a positive safety culture while complying with SGWS safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting training, coaching associates on observed work habits, and performing audits as required by SGWS safety standards. SGWS promotes a Zero-Injury culture.

The EHS Director is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly data metrics to report to onsite operations leadership and corporate leadership. The EHS Director supports site managementís efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate safety program expectations and applicable federal & state laws. The EHS Director also conducts risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions under the direction of EHS Sr. Leadership. In addition, the EHS Director is responsible for recommending and inspiring change for the Operations Leadership through appropriate risk mitigation measures and safety data analysis

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote an injury free culture across the division to reduce EHS risks and ensure a safe and compliant work environment
  • Assure compliance with all federal, state and local safety, occupational health and environmental regulations including implementing the SGWS safety standards and management systems process.
  • Assess work areas, tasks, equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions. Ensure appropriate risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazards Analysis) are conducted and corrective actions implemented to minimize or eliminate injuries and environmental impact.
  • Conduct safety training and implement proactive programs to mitigate employee injuries and illnesses e.g. Stretching for safety and Behavioral Based safety programs.
  • Make OSHA recordability determinations and participate as active member of Workers Compensation and Incident Investigation teams. Assist team members in developing proactive measures to target incident reductions in both Workers compensation and Auto Liability.
  • Investigate and evaluate root causes for occupational injuries/illnesses, incidents and near misses and maintain relevant data to drive strategic program decisions. This may include educating the line organization with performing incident investigations including coaching and counseling.
  • Facilitate Division Safety Committee and act as catalyst for assuring corrective actions are taken for items raised by safety committee members.
  • Conduct facility safety observations and inspections on a frequent basis e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. Promote hazard identification and make recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Maintain understanding of business processes and functional interdependencies. Recognize and escalate, as needed, those issues identified as risks impacting, or opportunities to improve, division performance.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of online data management tools and the OSHA 300 log/injury records process. Perform trend analysis on information, as required.
  • Work with Facilities and Operations teams, as needed, providing safety input during the planning and execution of engineering and new technology applications to ensure that related safeguards are incorporated which meet all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Work with Operations Fleet Safety and DOT compliance teams to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Coordinate deployment of environmental procedures, such as HazMat response, SPCC, Tier II, etc. and ensure ongoing compliance with all site environmental regulatory permits.
  • Visit each job site within areas of responsibility to monitor performance and work with division managers and supervisors to improve performance on a continual basis in response the risk assessment observations.
  • Capable to work under pressure and deal with unexpected challenges in a professional and calm manner.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS/BA in Safety, Health, or related science or a combination of education and experience in the EHS field equivalent to Associates Degree and/or 8-10 yearsí relevant experience.
  • Hold the CSP, ASP, CIH, CHMM, OHST, CHST, CSHM, or other recognized EHS credentials, or willing to secure within 3 years of hire date.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA /EPA regulations and have background in both incident investigation and EHS training.
  • Working knowledge of Emergency Response and Risk Mitigation to provide support for emergency preparedness, response, and business continuity planning efforts.
  • Ability to interpret and be the main point of contact for OSHA and other federal regulation related responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of warehouse equipment operation, including obtaining Power Industrial Equipment (PIT) Train-the-Trainer certification within 1 year of hire, if not already credentialed.
  • Mathematical skills ability to provide leading and lagging indicator metric reports or ROI on safety program investments
  • Effective and proficient communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead and/or facilitate team meetings speak effectively before large groups of employees or customers.
  • Ability to understand, promote and support Company safety vision using change management skills and culture shift modeling.
  • Capable to work under pressure and deal with unexpected challenges in a professional and calm manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the workplace.
  • First Aid, CPR & AED trained, or ability to complete within 1 year of hire date.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • 8 + years of EHS operational experience with increasing level of leadership responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing, implementing, and overseeing EHS and Fleet Safety programs.
  • Previous experience in food & beverage, distribution operations or another fast-paced environment preferred.
  • Automated and Manual work force Distribution Center experience.
  • Experience working with Union and Non-Union associates.
  • Strong working knowledge of Workerís Compensation practices and reporting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products and various other EHS data management systems (Intelex, Gensuite, Eneblon, etc.)
  • Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization.
  • Available to work flexible shifts including days, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Smith System Train-the-Trainer certified or willing to obtain credentials within 1 year of hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly stands, walks, bends, reaches, lifts and moves intermittently. May require occasional pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs
  • Ability to maintain high proficiency while working in a non-climate-controlled environment.

WORK LOCATION

  • Must work from Florida Distribution Center

Southern Glazerís Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

 

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