Director of EHS
Job Opportunity at Continental Search and Outplacement, Inc.

Posted on Nov 21

http://www.consearch.com    (888) 276-6789

Location: Southern, MN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4132109

Wanted:  Strategic Leader who can drive EHS improvements across 30+ manufacturing sites, taking an excellent program and making it the best it can be.  Growing company with multiple divisions seeks EHS expert who can identify areas of improvement and implement changes working through plant managers and workers.  This person will convey EHS direction, vision and training expectations to the entire organization.

The Director of EHS provides leadership in regards to safety compliance and direction to managers and employees in accordance with regulatory requirements and corporate policies, standards, procedures.  There is a consensus among Senior Management in all organizations involved to improve their safety programs and stay in compliance with all applicable local, state & federal rules & regulations governing their industry.

Reasons why this is a great job for the right person:
  • The parent company is driving safety improvements and all divisions are engaged
  • Company manufactures products that cannot be outsourced and is a leader in their field
  • Well-respected company with many brand name products
  • HQ position, located in a beautiful area of South East Minnesota
  • Multiple locations nationwide
  • Company is growing and will be expanding their operations nationally.
  • Top down consensus and commitment on success of programs
  • Ability to have a significant impact of safety programs organization-wide
  • This position provides a competitive salary (low 6 figures with 25% annual bonus opportunity)
  • Complete benefits program, including a choice of health and dental plans, life, 401k with a company match, and more. 

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Position is strategic in nature. 
  • Collaborate division and company-wide to identify and enhance programs
  • Analyze existing programs, identify best practices and implement or share new and more effective programs organization-wide. 
  • Develop plans for improving methods of accountability and audit.
  • Investigate, evaluate and implement any new programs relevant to company goals i.e. Near Miss programs and Behavior Based Safety Training
  • Convey, in their implementation, the vision and commitment of the organization to safety.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable EPA regulations regarding Air & Water permitting along with all other applicable regulations.
  • Work with the 3rd party transportation company in compliance of all DOT regulations and driver safety programs.
  • Work with sales force in evaluating and implementing best practices in their safety programs.

People on your team
This person will be dealing with management at all levels in the organization including plant managers and will need to be able to establish their credibility in order to deal with them effectively.
  • Position reports to a Divison President 
  • No direct reports initially
  • Plant Managers and Directors of Manufacturing in each division
  • Collaborate with EHS team in parent company

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in EHS, Engineering or related field (MS degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of EHS management experience in a manufacturing related industry (food or traditional manufacturing – NO service related companies)
  • Must have multi-site experience (Company has over 30 locations)
  • Person will have a strong background in collaboration and reaching consensus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a plus
  • Accomplished in analyzing, evaluating and implementing effective safety programs organization-wide
  • Experience implementing behavior-based safety programs
  • Ability to manage multiple critical projects simultaneously.
  • Solid background in compliance of EPA regulations.
  • Experience with compliance of OSHA regulations in multiple states
  • Knowledge of DOT regulations and compliance
  • Ability to travel via air/vehicle on short notice as needed and up to 50% of time.
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