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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Tulare, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.

Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea, and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.

Position summary:
This is the key position of the Site Leadership Team in the Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability area of expertise. The primary objective of the role is to protect and improve the safety of our employees and our Site environmental sustainability through prevention, encouraging a culture of caring where safety, health and environment are ingrained as a core value, achieving world class performance in support of a highly efficient, low cost operations via an NCE/SH&E Zero attitude. The position ensures compliance of all SH&E aspects of the Site and sets local SH&E strategies for overall success in alignment with corporate policy and common practices.

Primary responsibilities:
In addition to overall input to corporate and Site safety, health and environmental initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities include supporting factory via hands on counsel, supervision, assessment and implementation of :

Site SH&E Culture – leads/fosters/develops a caring culture where safety, health and environment are ingrained as a core value with all employees, everyone believes zero is achievable, everyone is actively engaged in performing their work in a safe manner, everyone actively interacts with co-workers to prevent at-risk behaviors. Actively participates on Site Leadership Team and effectively leads, coaches and develops operations line supervision to be effective SH&E leaders/coaches in their respective positions.

SH&E Performance – Partners with Site leadership team to develop Site SH&E Key Priorities, Drivers and Activities with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to drive Site SH&E performance improvement. Ensures these are aligned with Corporate Strategies, Programs and Plans with the objective of sustainable World Class SH&E performance.

Compliance – Ensure Site maintains continuous “audit ready” state of compliance with company SH&E policies and procedures as well as all applicable external regulatory requirements. Responsible to build and ensure implementation of necessary systems, processes and procedures, including management of change.

SH&E Strategies, Programs and Plans - Develops SH&E best in class programs, systems and processes, including training and mentoring to establish clear procedures on SH&E measures and precautions. Drives key effective, sustainable implementation Corporate, Division and Site SH&E initiatives, strategies, programs and procedures, responsibilities via hands on leadership, coaching and team work.

Risk Assessment and Elimination - Leads the effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment and risk prediction processes in the Site to ensure these are effective at identifying and mitigating hazards and effectively communicated/ understood by all affected employees. Ensures investigation of all SH&E related incidents utilizing NCE tools to drive to root cause and identify actions to prevent recurrence. Ensures all actions to prevent recurrence are effectively implemented. Ensures effective injury case management process is fully implemented, well understood and functioning as desired.

SH&E Capability Building – Develops Site SH&E talent through active support, coaching and feedback with the goal of developing talent that can move on to more challenging positions. Leads development of SH&E capabilities of all employees and contractors through effective content development and delivery of Site SH&E training that ensures comprehension. Develops and maintains effective SH&E communication processes to promote SH&E awareness regarding performance trends and key concepts/initiatives.

SH&E pillar/NCE/NIMS – Act as Site lead for implementation of SH&E components of NCE. Ensure third party ISO and OHSAS certification. Works through established systems, applies related tools. Effectively coach and utilize NCE tools, systems and process to enhance Site SH&E and overall performance.

Liaison and technical expertise support – Provides technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function. Partners with other key functions on initiatives including Engineering, Operations, HR, Quality, NCE, etc to deliver on goals and plans.

Supervision given/received:

Supervision Given: Factory SH&E leader provides direct leadership, guidance and coaching to the Factory SH&E staff and is responsible for developing the capabilities of this team. Additionally, incumbent must have the tact and technical, strategic, communications and motivational managerial skills to achieve desired results from those with whom an “authority” relationship would be ambiguous. Incumbent must “live the blueprint/NCE,” also be a standout colleague, working with all involved to make things happen.

Supervision Received: Factory SH&E Leader receives direct supervision, guidance and coaching from the Factory Manager. Indirect guidance and coaching is received by Corporate/Division SH&E Managers. Many working parameters dictated by situations. Independent direction on initiative work. This is achieved through a thorough understanding of the role and its place within the organization. This implies an understanding of the corporate and department policies and procedures as well as an ability and desire to be self-motivated and “think creatively.”

Financial/strategic impact:
Through programs resulting in behavior improvements and injury and waste prevention culture, position has the ability to impact long-term reduction in current annual costs with SH&E components.
Requirements and minimum education level:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline or SH&E related field.
  • Professional certifications in SH&E related fields are considered beneficial and may include CIH, NEBOSH, CSP, CEM, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in SH&E roles with the last position held as a Site SH&E leader and/or division, regional, or corporate safety and environmental experience. Experience in the World Class industry for SH&E and working knowledge of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, LEAN and TPM concepts. Detailed knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision and have strong demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and self-initiative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive sustainable organizational change.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong cross-functional teams capable of delivering desired results.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and influence across a diverse range of people from Corporate /Division leadership to a factory floor associate.
  • Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and tactically and quickly flow across the two.
  • Good technical understanding of SH&E issues and their relationship to production/engineering and job functions as it relates to building in prevention.
  • Strong demonstrated verbal / written communications, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be detailed and results oriented.
  • Ability to communicate complex regulatory and technical issues in lay terms.
  • Ability to achieve results through dotted line situations
  • Proficiency with Windows based applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to master other specialized software.


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