Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Posted Date: Mar- 9-2017

Job ID: 6802

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Asset Protection

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

This position contributes to REI’s success through the development, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive environmental, safety, health, program for the Supply Chain organization to reduce risk and potential losses due to accidents and injuries, compliance violations, or hazardous conditions.  This position is responsible for the strategic direction of this program for three distribution centers and associated operations, with additional contributions across the company. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Establishes direction and oversees the Environmental, Safety and Health programs directly for the Supply Chain Organization and other REI Operations as directed.
  • Works to foster ownership and accountability for the ESH program at all levels.
  • Guides the management team to prepare, support and audit location-specific performance and improvement goals annually.
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Plans and conducts periodic audits, inspections and walkthroughs of assigned facilities to validate compliance to company standards and local, state, and federal agency regulations including OSHA, EPA, and DOT.
  • Assists the facility management team with developing action plans to address EHS deficiencies.
  • Reports or reviews findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, and/or environmental testing.
  • Researches, validates and reports on facility health and safety trends including incident frequency and severity rates and analyzes incident trends and worker’s compensation claim metrics and performs root cause analysis
  • Ensures inspection programs for facilities, machinery, and safety equipment are being administered effectively to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Recommends process and product changes to reduce employee exposure to workplace hazards.
  • Conduct Job Hazard Analysis and other hazard assessments including ergonomic evaluations.
  • Ensures compliance to corporate Hazardous Materials disposal program.
  • Develops site-specific policies to ensure Distribution Center safety.
  • Leads or participates on cross-functional improvement teams.
  • Establishes and maintains emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures including validation, review, and documentation.
  • Provides guidance and direction on crisis and emergency situations including natural disasters, emergencies, and workplace violence.
  • Establishes and supports worker training in areas such as safety regulations, company health and safety policies, use of safety equipment, violence in the workplace, incident investigation, hazmat processes and disposal, and relevant industry issues.
  • Manages the Return to Work program in collaboration with the Sr. Worker’s Compensation Manager.
  • Acts as the Risk and Insurance liaison for the Property program.
  • Maintains communication between Supply Chain Management & Corporate Risk & Safety.
  • Drives ongoing Safety training and awareness programs across the Supply Chain Organization.
  • Builds partnerships and works with 3rd party carriers to minimize and resolve inbound/outbound freight losses.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven or more years of progressive work experience in the EHS discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage program change successfully.
  • Knowledge of EHS principles as well as OSHA, FDA, EPA and other state and federal requirements.
  • Independent, self-directed and results oriented individual.
  • Ability to direct, train and mentor at all levels.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication as well as the ability to develop rapport and credibility at all levels.
  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • May require 25%+ travel.
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.
  • Establishes trust and inspires others.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same.
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.    

Why you'll love it here

We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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