Region Safety Manager

Elizabeth, NJ, United States
May 04, 2017
May 24, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

**Remote position - Manager must be located between MA and FL and as far West as OH, KY, TN, MS, or LA**

This key leadership role provides safety, health & environmental (SH&E) support to distribution and sales centers, encompassing a large fleet, warehouses, route sales, and a highly distributed workforce. It is a hands-on position, reporting directly to the Region General Manager for Nestle DSD. There is a functional reporting relationship to the Corporate Group Leader for SH&E. The successful candidate must be able to travel within their assigned region (up to 50%).


Primary responsibilities include:

'Lead the assigned Region in a definitive improvement effort to achieve world class safety, health and environment (SH&E) performance.

'Adopt a zero tolerance for injuries and incidents and drive this mentality throughout the Region. Manage the safety triangle to drive ZERO injuries/incidents.

'Provide leadership and resource support to Regional and Area Safety Leadership Councils.

'Partner with safety coordinators and safety system leaders to ensure that all systems are fully developed and implemented within the assigned Region.

'Ensure assigned Region meets all DOT, OSHA, EPA and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements, including all Nestle risk management, insurance, fire and security requirements.

'Conduct regular walk-through of all work areas to identify hazards, evaluate controls, recommend improvements and communicate with team members. Promote safety visibility.

'Determine SH&E best practices and train individuals/teams. Accomplish all regulatory training and related activities.

'Lead formal incident investigations to identify root causes. Drive corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.

'Manage modified work programs to ensure timely rehabilitation of disabled employees. Serve as the liaison with medical providers/clinic.

'Manage workers' compensation claims and partner with the insurance carrier to promote quality care and cost effective outcomes.

'Actively participate as a key member of the National SH&E Network.

Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management, Engineering, or similar field

' 5 years of experience creating, executing and managing a region-based safety and training program


' Thorough knowledge of OHSA and state regulations and requirements

' Demonstrated leadership abilities

' Strong organization skills

' Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently

' Strong communication and time management skills

' Ability to take initiative without external direction

' Computer skills including all MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)