Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Posted Date: Nov-11-2021

Job ID: 21906

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Asset Protection

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

This position will develop, direct and lead the implementation of an enterprise wide prevention-focused environmental health and safety (EHS) program that will maintain and promote a safe and effective work environment while ensuring that REI is in compliance with all federal, state and local EHS laws and regulations.  This role oversees the strategy, implementation and communication of all EHS programming.  The ideal candidate is an environmental health and safety subject matter expert that can clearly articulate, develop and implement EHS programs and action plans.  

  • 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.
  • Establish, develop and direct REI’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs and policies with a primary focus of maintaining and improving the health and safety of all employees, contractors, visitors and guests.
  • Responsible for achieving and maintaining compliance with all current and future federal, state and local EHS laws and regulations, including OSHA.
  • Responsible for maintaining and enhancing all current EHS programming including, but not limited to: Blood- Borne Pathogens/Sharps, HazMat, Lockout-Tagout, Forklift/PIT, Voluntary Respirator Program and OSHA and DOT compliance.
  • Establish and develop EHS program targets including an EHS metric driven dashboard for all relevant EHS program work.
  • Lead an enterprise wide program to identify and evaluate EHS hazards (risks) and implement effective controls (corrective solutions).
  • Responsible for providing budgeting leadership and guidance with an emphasis on practical business responsibility.
  • Direct oversight and accountability of REI’s Safety Committee including our evacuation and emergency preparedness program.
  • Develop, manage and coordinate training programs designed to foster EHS development and encourage a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Ensure training of appropriate personnel in accident/illness emergency response including, but not limited to, CPR, First Aid, AED and Blood borne Pathogen).
  • Participate in formal EHS reviews of existing equipment modifications and new equipment purchases including existing and proposed changes in site processes.
  • Works closely with HR managing third party administration contracts/relationships, ergonomic programming, and assisting with workers compensation and return to work programming including claim management related issues as appropriate.
  • Work cross divisionally with AHQ, Retail (including new store development and real estate construction) and DC Management.
  • Serve as EHS primary point of contact for all insurance related matters including fire and property risk programs.
  • Investigate all OSHA related complaints and issues as well as conduct all OSHA required investigations.
  • Lead incident investigation process, including root cause analysis and identification of corrective action plans as appropriate.
  • Build organizational capacity to develop, support and sustain enterprise wide EHS programming.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Five or more years of progressive work experience in the EHS discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage enterprise level 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 associates.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • May require minimal 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.
  • Fosters change in company direction.
  • Effectively plans and executes changes.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

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

ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.