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Bronx , New York
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Transportation/Logistics Services
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)

FreshDirect is the Northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC metropolitan areas. FreshDirect’s mission is to make great food easy to get by sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered in as little as an hour.

The Director, Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for establishing the programs and environment for loss management within FreshDirect, working closely with the Operations leaders, HR and Finance  Teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish and oversee compliance to regulatory policies and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Establish and implement strategies for Loss management, Workers Comp, and Insurance.
  • Establish an annual approved strategic plan and operating budget aligned with the Senior Management Team goals
  • Actively supports the company values and positively contributes to the overall corporate culture
  • Be responsible for the overall direction, of the operations safety groups to improve safety performance throughout the organization
  • Drive and implement compliance and training processes throughout the organization to improve the risk performance of the organization
  • Establish an appropriate dashboard and facilitate regular reviews with the operations and senior leadership
  • Communicate clearly and directly with employees concerning performance expectations, and accountability ensuring that communication is ongoing, clear, concise, and complete
  • Create a sense of urgency and accountability across all functions of the HS&E team and develop the organization to a higher level of effectiveness
  • Oversee leadership development and development of technical career paths, apprenticeship programs etc.


Key metrics:

  • Injury rates, Vehicle accident rates, compliance audit scores, preventative actions completion, costs 



  • Plans, designs, and carries out programs, projects, studies, or other work independently.
  • Creates strategy
  • Trains, assigns work to, and checks work of two (2) or more Team members; participates in the decision to hire, fire, and promote Team members.
  • Responsible for the overall activities and the results of the entire department
  • Food safety and quality assurance leadership, Operations leadership, Finance and Human Resources, Supply Chain
  • Work with the front-line management team to establish operational processes and control


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline with specialized leadership training and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and education
  • 10+ years’ experience in Loss Management positions with increasing responsibilities
  • Seven plus (7+) years in positions with multiple direct reports; Three plus (3+) years in a role reporting directly to senior management
  • Prior work experience in transportation operations, food processing or manufacturing a plus; 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have considerable knowledge of OSHA, DOT regulations
  • Current knowledge of regulatory government requirements rules and regulations
  • Must have strong analytical and data - driven skill set
  • Experience in the union andnon-union environments a plus
  • Experience with "hands - on" projects
  • Must be action oriented with a drive for results
  • Must possess strong leadership, communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 


Working Conditions:

  • Work environment includes transportation, plant, warehouse, production and non-production areas and plant grounds which is a 7day x 24 hour operation
  • This position may require approximately 10% travel and work/maintenance coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays
  • Ability to tolerate temperatures of 35 degrees or below while working in the plant.


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