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Director, Global Safety

Company: Americold Logistics LLC
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Visit our regional pages by clicking the flags below Careers & Job Opportunities - Americold - Director, Global Safety in Atlanta, Georgia - Careers at Atlanta Corporate Office Skip to Main Content Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Director, Global Safety Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta Location : Name Atlanta Corporate Office ID 2020-11692 Functional Group Other Schedule 8AM-5PM,M-F Overview Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 180+ temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada. We have nearly 13,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions. Responsibilities Primary Responsibility:
The Global Director of Safety and Health will provide global leadership through development, supervision and execution of regulatory health and safety management systems to ensure compliance with requirements and continuous improvement of Health and Safety performance throughout Global Enterprise. Sets strategic direction for and reinforces the importance of Health and Safety for Americold globally. Manages the overall Global Health and Safety Programs, including development and implementation of goals, strategies, policies and practices. Oversee and manage the day to day activities of the global Regional Safety Managers and Occupational Health Nurses. Works with the global regional management teams (Regional Vice president, Directors, General Managers, Operation Managers and Facility Service Managers) to integrate Health and Safety performance and compliance into facility operations. Develops opportunities to provide strategic and competitive advantage through cross-functional interaction. Provides leadership to drive continuous improvement globally in Health and Safety performance, while assuring comprehensive operational compliance.

Essential Functions:
--- Implement and ensure compliance with all policies and global, national, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements with current and future legal, regulatory and corporate initiatives.
--- Deliver an evolving Health and Safety strategy that is aligned to the business needs and delivers continuous improvement
--- Implement, maintain and oversee Health and Safety programs, including but not limited to external/internal auditing, regulatory reporting, employee safety, occupational health, emergency response.
--- Develop and support global Occupational Health programs in maintaining employee occupational health, supporting their wellbeing and managing effective return to work processes
--- Develops, maintains, and reviews global Health and Safety programs to ensure compliance, manages regular strategic review of Health and Safety in the organization and provides appropriate objectives and programs to improve overall Health and Safety performance.
--- Provides oversight, leadership and direction to global regional safety management team as it relates to Safety and Health,
--- Participates in global Regional and District Management Review Meetings to present Health and Safety performance statistics, discuss upcoming Health and Safety actions to improve functional performance, and proactively identifies and promptly addresses Safety and Health issues which may affect operations or may provide strategic advantage to the business.
--- Tracks metrics and drives Health and Safety improvement and performance globally.
--- Champion initiatives that identify facility risk, prioritize risk reduction measures, and drive closure of recommendations to reduce the identified risks.
--- Ensures implementation of Health and Safety initiatives and setting of Health and Safety corporate goals. Report the progress of site and global compliance to VP Environment, Health and Safety and senior leaders.
--- Represents the company on Health and Safety affairs with relevant external parties ensuring adequate response to all regulatory and legal issues.
--- Provides support to selected Corporate Health and Safety initiatives with global application.
--- Oversee annual line item budgeting for self.
--- Mature the Behavioral Based Safety Program across Americold to drive positive performance and creating a culture of safety within Americold.
--- Build and manage a staff while creating an environment that motivates people who can work in highly team-based, matrixed, participative, results-oriented division/region.


Qualifications Qualifications & Experience:

Education, Training & Professional Experience:

--- Bachelor's Degree required preferably within Safety Management, Engineering or related experience.
--- Master's Degree preferred.
--- 10-15 years of experience in Health and Safety or related fields in a manufacturing environment.
--- Ability to guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and drive those practices throughout their organization.
--- Experience in controlling the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations.
--- Proven ability to work through other functions and personnel to deliver on Health and Safety goals while supporting the business locally and globally
--- Strong communication and presentation skills required, with ability to influence and drive new ideas at the executive level
--- Self-starter with high degree of latitude is required
--- This role requires travel to our other global locations.
--- Strategic thinker
--- Expert knowledge of global, national, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
--- Proven track record of managing H&S practices across multiple locations including global locations.
--- Ability to identify compliance issues, assess the magnitude of risk involved and expedite issues for resolution at the appropriate level of management.
--- Demonstrated experience in OSHA and civil personal injury litigation.
--- Demonstrated experience with implementing safety management systems.

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

--- Experience with development, management safety systems across numerous locations desired
--- Experience in Environmental, DOT and Process Safety Management a plus
--- Strong organizational skills are mandatory with the ability to deploy programs company wide
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
--- Excellent organizational skills.
--- Excellent influencing, project management, and consulting skills.
--- Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization
--- Solid decision making skills utilizing sound judgment
--- Strong overall computer skills required, (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project are required)
--- Must be self-motivated with high degree of initiative
--- Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

--- Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
--- Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
--- Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
--- Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
--- Requires frequent travel by automobile and airplane up to 50% of the time
--- Requires visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing

--- Frequently carries loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
--- Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings
--- Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
--- Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

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