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Director Workplace Safety

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Summary:
Ensure that the health, safety, and environmental impact policies are successfully implemented and executed across Delhaize America. Manage the retail, corporate and distribution environmental health and safety staff in the implementation of initiatives through proactive planning and effective execution. Identify and support the development of programs, education and training to support a safe work environment for associates and customers concerning health and safety. Collaborate with business partners across DA Corporate, Distribution and the Banners to proactively manage environmental health and safety risks.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
o Integrate essential aspects of injury prevention and compliance into the execution of company strategy so associates know their role and responsibilities and are held accountable for their behaviors.
o Provide leadership support and technical expertise to local banners and distribution centers on environmental health and safety strategies and minimize risk for the organization.
o Partner with all business areas to identify the best equipment, process, workflow, work environment and facility decisions which impact associate and customer safety.
o Create and utilize performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of operating systems and environmental health and safety programs.
o Direct the activities of the safety team and ensure their development and continued growth of expertise.
o Provide the guidance and reasoned judgment for handling unexpected environmental health and safety situations.
o Maintain effective communication with and support to operations that will ensure agreement on priorities and desired results.
o Develop and maintain strong relationships with compliance, regulatory and industry groups.
o Collaborate internally and externally with business partners to ensure progress toward the company's vision for corporate social responsibility.
o Ensure all associates are adequately prepared and trained to safely perform their jobs and ensure related operating systems are in place.
o Develop, implement and manage safety training for associates according to policy or business need.
o Serve as a resource to evaluate environmental health and safety risk for potential acquisitions.
Basic Qualifications:
o Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent
o Minimum of 10 years in EH&S or risk senior management role
o Extensive experience managing technical issues regarding safety compliance with OSHA and other regulatory bodies
o Solid understanding of retail business operations
o Must be able to travel as needed to corporate, distribution and retail locations
Skills and Abilities:
o Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team to strive for excellence
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to influence decision making and gaining consensus
o Ability to think and act strategically
o Strong planning skills and ability to organize complex initiatives
o Proven ability to learn and continually grow
o Proven analytical skills to create focus for action

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