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Regional Retail and Food Safety Specialist

An opportunity with Whole Foods Markets


  Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Regional Retail and Food Safety Specialist


930 Sylvan Ave


Englewood Cliffs



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2nd Floor


All Shifts

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Position Overview:

Responsible for planning, directing, and implementing organizational safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment for team members and customers by performing the following duties personally or through store safety team committees or task forces.  The Regional Safety Specialist serves as the primary contact for incident investigation and works closely with the Regional Claims Administrator.  S/he also works closely with Leadership, both regionally and nationally to design, develop and implement a program, which promotes a safety culture at all WFM facilities.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:


  1. Lead and manage the store and facility Safety program for the entire region.
  2. Respond to requests for support and assistance for new store openings and existing store needs.
  3. Isolate and analyze loss data and apply a proactive approach to solutions.
  4. Work with a diverse group of Team Members and Team Leaders to develop and lead a Safety Culture with safe work practices.
  5. Plan, implement and monitor safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  6. Develop and implement programs to train Team Leaders and Team Members in work site safety practices, fire prevention, and correct handling techniques for chemicals, equipment, and other materials.
  7. Analyze accident causes and hazards and seek solutions.
  8. Audit facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.
  9. Provide information, signs, posters, barriers, and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
  10. Provide the information and training necessary to implement active Safety Committees at each location.
  11. Work with the Regional Claims Administrator to ensure RTW programs are in place and being utilized.
  12. Maintain safety files and records including IIPP, Everclean, Health Dept or Dept of AG audits.
  13. Be the regional contact for Everclean Auditor.
  14. Review and distribute audits with recommendations for corrective steps.
  15. Partner with the Regional Claims Administrator to coordinate Product Recall with regional leadership.
  16. Ensure ServSafe classes are completed by all required TLs or TMs.
  17. Ensure Safe Food Handling classes are presented and attended for new store openings on an ongoing basis in all locations.
  18. Create, implement and continue to grow innovative proactive safety culture within the region.
  19. Be the contact for safety supplies including personal protective equipment selection and purchasing within the region.
  20. Provide regional leadership with timely accurate reporting information including proactive plans of action for improvement.


  1. 3+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Food safety experience is a must!
  2. Must have OSHA and Servsafe Certification.
  3. Certified Safety Professional preferred.
  4. 3+ years of general, products, and auto liability, and workers’ compensation risk/safety experience within a corporate risk management department.  Broker, TPA or equivalent experience will also qualify.
  5. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  6. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  7. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of Team Leaders, customers, and the general public.
  8. Bi-lingual a strong plus.

The above are intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. 


If interested, please send your letter of intent and resume to John Dauenhauer, Team Member Services Executive Coordinator, at on or before April 13, 2012.


About Us:

At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members and Team Leaders to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel.

Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers. Whole Foods Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer great benefits including a group health plan, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply today.

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