EHS Program Manager


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Distribution Center TN
Remote Eligible
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What's cool about this job
This position contributes to REI’s success by developing, implementing, and overseeing a complete environmental safety and health program for the Supply Chain team.

The Program Manager will focus on reducing risk, and identifying potential losses due to accidents and injuries, compliance violations, or hazardous conditions. This position is accountable for supporting and guiding program development and implementation at the assigned distribution center.

*This role is on-site at our NEW Lebanon, TN Distribution Center!

  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Helps implement 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 actions.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides direction and leadership guidance to employees to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.

EHS Management

  • Communicates key expectations and program goals to leadership and employees to ensure the distribution center promotes a proactive attitude towards safety.
  • Partners with local AP, Operations and HR team to drive engagement and achieve business results.
  • Supports implementing company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Ensures that managers and supervisors have the tools and resources to ensure legal and operational compliance to REI best practices and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Oversees training and development of employees managed and makes effective staffing choices.
  • Acts as a liaison for corporate and regional EHS and AP colleagues for a coordinated approach to program development.
  • Conducts audits, inspections and sweep throughs of assigned facilities to maintain compliance to company, 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 findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, and/or environmental testing.
  • Validates and reports on facility health and safety trends, including incident frequency, severity rates, incident trends, and worker’s compensation claim metrics
  • Develops inspection programs for facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to be administered to identify and correct potential hazards and maintain safety regulation compliance.
  • Recommends process and product changes to reduce employee exposure to workplace hazards.
  • Conducts Job Hazard Testing and other hazard assessments, including ergonomic evaluations.
  • Assists with emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures, including validation, review, and documentation.
  • Supports worker training in safety regulations, company health and safety policies. Including safety equipment, violence in the workplace, incident investigation, hazmat processes and disposal, and relevant industry issues.
  • Manages Return to Work program in partnership with Worker’s Compensation
  • Maintains communication between Supply Chain Management & Corporate Risk & Safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Bring your passion and expertise
  • Five or more years of progressive work experience in the EHS discipline. 
  • 2-3 years of experience in building, leading and influencing teams 
  • Bachelor’s degree in EHS or related field, or combination of distribution training and relevant experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage program implementation and tracking. 
  • 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. 


As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. 

The pay for this role is: $72900 - $116800 per year . 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 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 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 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

Posting Range
$72900 - $116800 per year
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