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Sr. Safety & Security Manager
Lewiston Woodville, NC

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$110,000 - $130,000 / yr

Responsibilities:  The Senior Safety and Security Manager will be the technical expert partnering with operation leadership to deliver operational results through impactful safety, health, and security solutions. This role leads safety & security efforts for the 1,800+ employees assigned to the Lewiston, NC food manufacturing complex and other eastern NC facilities by maintaining a world-class culture through continually improving safety processes.  Specifically:

 ·        Leads all safety & security efforts for the Lewiston manufacturing complex and  Eastern North Carolina field operations. 

·        Manages safety for live production and garage/transportation operations non-manufacturing facilities located within the vicinity of the primary assignment.  in conjunction with the regional safety director. Total: 1800 FTE’s supported.

·        Directly leads & manages daily activities and personnel matters of the facility and its security contract personnel.

·        Leads facility security team/guard force in managing security processes to include developing/ administering site security practices and policies, supporting and tracking required key performance indicators including training objectives, and timely completion of site surveys and or audits.

·        Provides technical expertise for cross functional teams to ensure safe operational processes and capital/engineering projects. Collaborates with functional experts in vehicle safety, corporate security, environmental, PSM, and other areas to align facility activities and objectives. Provides interpretations for OSHA, NFPA, DHS, DOT, and other pertinent regulations to ensure processes and policies comply with applicable laws and regulations.

·        Continuously interacts with the hourly work force to promote safety awareness, drive associate engagement, and ensure a world-class safety culture exists within the operations supported.  Works aggressively to resolve safety issues and concerns.

·        Leads site safety business plan development by analyzing relevant data and tracking/reporting facility and corporate KPIs/metrics.  Validates plan’s actions through internal safety and security auditing tracking findings through closure.

·        Provides training support to the organization and ensures that all required safety training is effectively completed on time.

·        Ensures effective investigations on all safety and security incidents are completed, participating actively during complex and high impact investigation. Ensure root cause is determined and appropriate corrective actions developed, tracking recommendations to closure.  Utilizes incident data to develop action plans to address hazards and emerging trends.

·        Leads/member of the incident command team and required to respond and or direct emergency response activities.

·        Liaisons for 3rd party assessments, audits, & inspections, i.e. insurance carrier, local fire department, risk engineering firms, OSHA, DHS, etc.

·        Builds relationship with occupational health/medical; to improve worker safety, associate wellness, and case management for supported sites. Actively involved in worker’s compensation, assisting the occupational health nurse/third party administrator in effectively managing all open claims.

Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Safety & Heath, or Industrial Health Management, or Occupational Health & Safety, or a related degree such as Safety Engineering is required. A Master’s degree in Environment, Safety & Health is preferred.  Additionally, a minimum of10  years of experience in manufacturing safety management with multi-site responsibility.  Additionally:

·        Demonstrated experience leading a world-class safety program which has achieved <2.0 TRIR.

·        Must possess a valid driver’s license and US passport.

·        Thorough knowledge of OSHA requirements.

·        Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively manage and motivate employees and communicate objectives and action plans.

·        Ability to research pertinent facts, data and other information from internal and external sources.

·        Previous experience with SAP is a plus

·        Ability to implement behavioral-based safety techniques to improve/maintain safety performance.

·        40-hour HAZWOPER certification and current annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher.

·        CPR/First Aid certification or willingness to obtain.

·        Bilingual:  Ability to speak English, plus Spanish and/or French is preferred.

·        Certification from the Board of Safety Professional (CSP) or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) is preferred.

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