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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Based on experience 
Location:
Broomfield, Colorado
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
This position is responsible for the development and execution of safety, health and environmental programs for our HQ Offices, Sales Offices, Remote Sales Employees, Research & Innovation sites and small business locations across Danone North America. The position will also lead EHS projects in support of all Danone North America locations and employees.

This position will ensure a safe workplace for employees and minimizes impacts to the environment and will lead compliance efforts with internal (Danone) and external (federal, state, and local) environmental, health, and safety regulations. 

The incumbent will animate and implement a sustainable environmental, health and safety and environmental management systems and drive EHS performance improvement and efficiency.  This position will participate in the Danone North America EHS Network. 

The incumbent is successful through strong leadership and communication, vision, and organization/planning to ensure these goals are accomplished in a professional atmosphere that enhances Company social responsibility and economic viability. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop and lead a network of local contacts charged with overseeing and implementing EHS programs and requirements (ex. – Health and Safety working teams and/or committees, Local Safety Champions, Zero Waste to Landfill Leads, Emergency Coordinators, EHS single points of contact, etc.)
  • Animate the WISE2 health and safety program and management system to build a proactive safety culture.  Create environment where empowered employees and supervision are proactively engaged in working safely
  • Develop and assist with implementation of EHS programs, standards, policies, procedures and best practice techniques, cost effectively and efficiently
  • Lead implementation of the Zero Waste to Landfill Program
  • Assist with the investigation of injuries/illnesses, near-misses and environmental incidents.  Determine root cause of incidents and provide support of corrective action plans
  • Manage and track injury and illness data and environmental metrics.  Lead reduction in injury and illness rates and environmental impact and costs
  • Assist with the preparation, maintenance and compliance with federal, state, and local agency environmental reporting and permitting and Company EHS Standards.  
  • Ensure locations maintain ongoing compliance with OSHA/EPA requirements, safety standards and environmental management practices (air/water/waste)
  • Lead the implementation new regulatory requirements and provide control measures that reduce or eliminate risks to the Company
  • Assist with the interface with local, state and federal agencies.
  • Assist with the organization of EHS audits and participate on audit teams, including WISE2 Audits
  • Oversee EHS training programs and requirements
  • Provide regular communication and updates to each location
     

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s in safety, environmental health, chemistry, human resources or organizational management
  • Must be knowledgeable of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Must have 7+ years of EHS experience (plant, distribution, service organization, etc.)
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to mentor and motivate (a real passion for EHS)
  • Effective management skills.
  • Change agent to drive process improvements and cultural change
  • Creates alignment
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Works well under pressure, effectively handles conflict, strict deadlines and multiple tasks
  • Ability to assess and implement EHS best practices.
  • Excellent organization, recordkeeping and documentation skills
     

 Travel: Approximately 25-35% travel in North America 

 Physical Demands: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear.  

  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Climbing and bending during walkthroughs of the plant.
  • Some prolonged sitting and bending from office work.
  • Normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
  • Some exposure to moving parts and machines, chemicals, and slippery environments.
  • Working under stressful conditions or occasionally working irregular hours.
  • Some exposures to extreme temperatures.
  • Some donning of personal protective equipment.

Work Environment: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a general office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.

Required:

  • Be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Is frequently called upon to handle difficult situations.
  • Be able to deal with a variety of emotions and frustrations in making business decisions.  Emotional stability and personal maturity are important attributes in this position. 
  • Be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for the organization at any given point in time.
  • Handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis.
  • Be able to communicate and provide verbal feedback in a professional manner.
  • Be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.  Requires public contact and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Help maintain compliance in HACCP, FQP, GMP and Safety.


Appendix - EHS Technical Expertise/Experience - 
Health and Safety:

  • Behavior based safety
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Chemical hazard communication and MSDS
  • Compressed gases
  • Contractor safety
  • Confined space entry
  • Department of Homeland security
  • Electrical safety and Arc flash
  • Emergency response planning
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall protection 
  • Hazardous energy control - Lock Out Tag Out
  • HAZMAT
  • Hearing conservation
  • Incident investigation
  • Indoor air quality/industrial hygiene
  • Injury reporting and analysis
  • Job hazard analysis and risk assessments
  • Laboratory safety
  • Machine guarding
  • Manual material handling
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Powered industrial vehicles
  • Process safety management/Risk management plans-programs
  • Safety Programs and awareness and OSHA Compliance
  • WISE Safety Culture
  • Workers Compensation
     

Environmental:

  • Air emission management, permitting and controls
  • Wastewater treatment operations, permitting and controls
  • Emergency planning and community right to know (Tier II Reporting)
  • Pollution prevention, resource conservation and sustainability projects
  • Solid and hazardous waste management, and ZWTL program, including waste reduction/elimination strategy
  • Spill prevention and clean-up
  • Toxic chemical release reporting (EPA Form R Reporting)
  • Oil pollution prevention (SPCC Plans)
  • Water and energy management and conservation
  • Refrigerant management


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