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EHS and Security Manager - Wilsonville, OR



Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits





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The Manager, EHS and Security leads, plans, develops, maintains and enhances the EHS and security culture and programs at the assigned distribution facilities as well as merchandising and sales offices. S/he will also develop and deliver effective standards, procedures, auditing, training, communications, and educational materials to promote increased understanding, appreciation, and adherence to safe operating practices throughout the workplace to ensure compliance with SGWS standards and government regulations.

The Manager, EHS and Security will be responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local safety and health regulations e.g. OSHA, FDA, FM Global, Fire Marshall and local law enforcement. Manager, EHS and Security will conduct thorough investigations and keep all required compliance documentation, conduct EHS compliance training, assure implementation of and compliance with the SGWS EHS Management System, and be an active team member of the Workers Compensation Program. Act in other capacities as directed by operations senior management.


  • Provide a safe and secure environment for all employees and visitors.
  • This includes the facility as well as drivers and sales representatives, guarding against theft, vandalism, fire, and illegal entry.
  • Promote an injury and incident 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 EHS standards and management systems process.
  • Ensure all security policies are being enforced on a regular basis and institute new security measures to ensure a high compliance with industry standards.
  • Work with Facilities and Operations team as needed in providing EHS and security 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.
  • 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 EHS training and implement proactive programs to mitigate employee injuries and illnesses e.g. Stretching for safety and Behavioral Based safety programs
  • Audit and prepare written reports and evaluations of both security and EHS staff functions.
  • Ensure the monitoring of the digital recording system with regards to loading discrepancies, theft, and surveillance is being used properly to verify or refute complaints or allegations.
  • Assist in internal investigations of employee alleged misconduct.
  • 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 EHS 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.
  • 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 Managers to improve performance on a continual basis in response the risk assessment observations in both EHS and security.
  • Capable to work under pressure and deal with unexpected challenges in a professional and calm manner.
  • Ability to testify or give oral statements at appropriate venues.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA in EHS, Security Management, Criminal Justice, or a related field or a combination of education and experience in safety and security equivalent to Associates Degree and/or 8-10 yearsí relevant experience.
  • Certifications are preferred, such as CSP, ASP, CIH, CHMM, OHST, CHST, CSHM, or other recognized EHS or Security credentials, or willing to secure within 3 years of hire date.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the anticipation, recognition, assessment, and control of risks to personnel, contractors, and the surrounding community.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA /EPA regulations and have background in both incident investigation and risk mitigation.
  • Working knowledge of Emergency Response and Risk Mitigation to provide support for emergency preparedness, response, and business continuity planning efforts
  • 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 EHS and/or security 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

About Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits:

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is the largest distributor of beverage alcohol in North America, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. Southern Glazerís has a proud history of consistently delivering impeccable service in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Canada and the Caribbean. Itís all made possible by our employees. Our careers focus on delivering a captivating and rewarding experience. Challenging our colleagues every step of the way, we provide the tools for them to grow, succeed and accomplish both their personal and professional goals. Together, we can deliver the highest quality service for our suppliers and our customers while we put you on the career path youíve been looking for.Southern Glazerís is nationally recognized by its supplier partners as well as by its customers for its state-of-the-art distribution capabilities and its leading-edge information technology. We also believe in the importance of giving back, being a socially responsible corporate citizen and making generous contributions to national, state and local charitable organizations.


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