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Plant Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Bob Evans Foods
Xenia, Ohio, US
Closing date
Dec 13, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Business Unit Description:
Bob Evans Farms operates in multiple convenience foods categories within grocery and club. It holds #1 market positions in three major categories. This winning brand has been experiencing strong growth, a trend it's expecting to continue mostly through its leadership in the refrigerated dinner and breakfast categories. In addition to its flagship Bob Evans brand, the Bob Evans Farms portfolio proudly includes Owens, Simply Potatoes, Egg Beaters, Davidson's and Pineland Farms. Bob Evans Farms products are distributed nationally in retailers throughout North America. This includes national grocery chains like Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, and SuperValu; mass merchants Target and Walmart; as well as club stores and via e-commerce.

This individual is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of environmental, health & safety programs at plant and distribution center locations for BEF. The individual will provide expertise in the areas of environmental and safety compliance, training, risk management, industrial hygiene, program design and development. Assistance will also be provided to other locations on an as-needed basis. Support and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF. Implement site programs and oversee systems to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal ordinances pertaining to environmental and safety regulations.Direct site employees on the implementation of the company's internal EHS management system.Coordinate overall site EHS strategies, budgeting, and programs, including personnel safety, regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, environmental sustainability, loss control, regulatory reporting, improvement projects, training and regulatory liaison work.Develop quantifiable KPIs based on direction from regional leadership. Lead plant initiatives to drive attainment of EHS objectives and KPI targets through leadership and feedback to employees and peers. Manage implementation of site safety policies and procedures and partner with plant leader to implement site EHS plan.Provide tools for production staff and management to identify hazardous conditions and practices and develops hazard control programs. Work with Operations leadership team to develop accident prevention plans.Put systems in place to proactively analyze operations for potential risk and prioritize improvement efforts.Identify improvement opportunities and quickly develop tactical implementation plans and tracking mechanisms to ensure achievement of objectives.Manage Company site safety program: identify problems, analyze, and provide recommendations. Measure results, including cost savings.Assist regional leader and represent single site as the Company representative when dealing with government agencies in environmental, safety and health matters.Coordinate the development of site environmental and safety training and oversee maintenance of site documentation and records.Maintain and develop relationships with professional peers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and federal/state/local government agencies to include: EPA, OSHA, DOT, State, City, and County agencies. Assist in accident investigations with line supervisors and assure timely follow-up. Oversee the Workman's compensation program at the site. Owns and manages the incident management process including: accident reporting, corrective action, worker compensation claims, return to work program, and OSHA Recordkeeping.

Four-year college degree in occupational safety and health management or in a related field. Minimum of 5 years health, safety and environmental management experience in a manufacturing environment (experience in a multi-plant environment desirable). Key areas of experience: program development, training development and delivery, safety audits, behavioral safety, and ergonomics. Worker's compensation and OSHA recordkeeping experience desirable. Ability to manage multiple programs with conflicting priorities. Possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills as this position will be part of the Plant Leadership team. Interact effectively with all levels employees and management. Ability to influence people and process without having direct authority. Ability to work with all levels of organization. Must be able to read, write, and communicate in the English language.
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