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Senior Program Manager Health and Safety - Atlanta, GA 30313



The Coca-Cola Company





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The Senior Safety Program Manager provides leadership and direction for the North America OU System in the area of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) management as a key component of our environmental, safety and sustainability agenda, aligned with our vision of zero work-related injuries and illnesses. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of plans and processes to address systemic Health and Safety Issues; collaborating with functional areas including operations, NA and Global governance, IMCR, engineering, PAC, environmental and innovation. This position coordinates external relationships with the corporate function through the GSC, external regulatory bodies, bottling partners, customers, NGOs and trade associations. It involves development of strategies to improve the performance of the organization to support the objective of a supply chain that is a global beverage industry leader in Health and Safety performance.

The Senior Safety Program Manager will need to partner with peer technical functions in the global system as well as in the North American FBO system to harvest system best practices for the benefit of North America.

What Youll Do For Us

  • Develop and manage strategic, long-term, results-oriented programs that improve organizational Safety Culture performance of the North America OU System partners to address issues and future trends (such as emerging Health and Safety legislation or policy development) expected to affect the business. This may include working with Corporate and field leaders to define and deploy the strategy/plan, develop a vision for one's area of accountability (i.e., operating unit, department) and create support and inspiration around that vision.
  • Partner with cross-functional areas including Global Safety, Environment and Sustainability, Manufacturing, Field Operations, NA Governance, Engineering, Global Audit Organization, Finance, Operational Excellence , Public Affairs and Communications, Customers, and Franchise Bottlers to ensure Occupational Health & Safety strategies and tactics are embedded in all aspects of the North America OU system operating framework
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with senior management stakeholders in order to influence business decision-making, develop strategies, goals, or plans that enable the Company to improve internal operations and practices, including alignment with management system deployment and the development of an OSH culture founded on our commitment to sustainable business practices
  • Act as scientific, regulatory, or technical expert and consultant by responding to targeted questions from the field or other departments/business units and providing support to branches, bottling partners and customers. This includes acting as a resource for general information and acting as a consultant for other technical personnel in the Company. Analyze situations and take action to remove barriers or obstacles that keep or could keep work in your area of accountability from being completed as committed.
  • Review facility operations environment (e.g., technology, systems, quality, cost, efficiencies, yield) in order to recommend process improvements. Ability to understand and apply new technologies for beverage production and distribution such that process improvements are moving toward company safety targets, Global Supply Chain organization, and Bottler leadership
  • Represent the Company with respect Occupational Health & Safety issues before external organizations such as governmental regulators, NGO partners, trade, scientific and industry groups or in internal company forums to share best practices and promote the NAOU position as necessary. Consult with Company Media Relations/Public Affairs groups in order to prepare for and respond to potential media issues as a result of an incident.
  • Track, trend and set strategies and goals around key performance indicators for occupational safety
  • Manage Environmental Remediation projects related to M&As and/or system of the future divestitures; work with internal team members to ensure invoices are processed and financial reserve balances are tracked; work with external regulatory agencies and environmental consultants to track project status to closure
  • Lead/Co-Lead NA Safety Advisory Council
  • Facilitate programs for continuous improvement including but not limited to Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention/Life Saving Rules, Ergonomics, Culture, Behavior Based Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), etc.
  • Serve as COVID-19 Safety Lead and/or future pandemic IMCR team member and provide updates and guidance to the NA System
  • Support and represent NA OU in key forums including GSC, Coca-Cola Bottlers Association Risk Forum, NA Safety Advisory Council, etc.
  • Work closely with the Global Hazard Communication team to serve as the HCS/GHS champion and POC for North America. Ensure Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are created and in place for new and existing products produced by NA Supply Chain and/or NA FBOs, respond to requests for SDSs from internal and external groups as applicable
  • Serve as OU KOSMOS Champion. Validate safety related data submitted by FBO and Supply Chain sites.
  • Maintain Environment and Safety requirements in the QSE Requirements Manual for North America and otherwise support the NA OU QMS; possibility of serving as a QMS Element Owner and/or QMS Lead
  • Provide training and other resources needed to build EHS capability within TI&S and throughout the NA System
  • Support the OSHA VPP program in NA including but not limited to educating the system, promoting VPP within Supply Chain and FBO Bottler network, support preparation efforts and applications for VPP certification, and represent the NA OU as a Special Government Employee (SGE) for the OSHA VPP program to help satisfy outreach expectations
  • Maintain resources and other relevant content on Info Central
  • Travel to NA System locations to provide EHS support as needed; travel expected to be ~25%

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in EHS, Engineering or equivalent technical discipline required. Master's Degree or equivalent work experience, professional certifications (CSP (BCSP), CIH (ABIH)) a plus
    7+ years of relevant experience required
  • ISO Lead Auditor trained (preferred)
  • Experience with sustainability and environmental aspects including remediation activities (a plus)
  • VPP SGE or ability to obtain within a set period of time (a plus)

Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Competency and familiarity with applying OSH in a typical manufacturing & distribution setting
  • Expert knowledge of relevant technical and regulatory systems (US and Canada) including: ergonomics, PSM, industrial hygiene, industrial vehicle safety, machine safety, and transportation safety


Leadership; Product Development; Chemistry; Sustainability; Environmental Science; Microbiology Testing; Researching; Project Management; Food Sciences; Food Technology; Communication; Food Safety and Sanitation; Laboratory Testing; Quality Control (QC); Green Solutions; Data Collections; Sensory Testing; Continuous Improvement (CI)

Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to whats possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors curious, empowered, inclusive and agile and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.


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