At Cargill, you'll make an impact that can be felt locally and globally as part of one of the largest and most successful food companies in the world. Our North American protein business has a diverse 28,000-member team and operates approximately 60 protein primary and further processing facilities, distribution centers, feed mills, hatcheries, and an innovation center in the U.S. and Canada. Our newest facility is a 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art fresh protein slicing & packaging facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The North Kingstown facility will process beef, ground beef, pork and value added meats and account for more than $120 million of investment in the state. We have an exciting opportunity for an EHS Manager looking to join our team.
The Rhode Island facility is a new plant in the Case Ready business. This position supports the start-up and will develop work processes to ensure the requirements of the Cargill EHS Policy and goals in the EHS Strategy are accomplished for both safety and environmental matters (internal and external). The EHS Manager leads the EHS department to promote continual improvement, maintain EHS programs, complete required reporting obligations, complete root cause analysis and identify/communicate trends. In addition, this person will conduct/coordinate audits and associated responses, assists in coordination of technical safety programs (i.e., PSM, plant protection) as well as waste water treatment program for the facility. The EHS Manager monitors the regulatory climate for changes which impact the complex as well as assists in training as necessary. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with both internal personnel and outside agencies and must demonstrate strong people and problem solving/critical thinking skills. This is a key leadership position for the facility and will champion a culture that is proactive, accountable, engaged and sustains a business where ZeroHarm is an achievable objective.The first few of months of this role will have 50%-75% travel for training, after training travel will be up to 10% of the time.
40% Implement and maintain an effective EHS management system and processes for the facility. Embed safety as a cultural element of the facility by providing visible safety leadership on the plant floor and champion proactive safety programs. Drive awareness and accountability for safety performance through all levels of the organization. Work collaboratively with plant operations to develop sustainable EHS programs and processes. Ensure environmental standards are maintained to Cargill expectations and governmental requirements.
25% Assure compliance to internal and external regulatory compliance programs. This includes program development, training activities, record keeping and accident investigation. Manage risk and leverage opportunities and best practices regarding safety and environmental.
25% Communicate and train effectively, site leadership and stakeholders, in the development and implementation of enterprise and site specific safety processes. Champion stakeholder engagement.
10% Provide accurate performance results to monitor and measure EHS trends against stated goals in order to effectively communicate and drive safety measures towards continuous improvement
Bachelor's Degree in the area of Health & Safety/Environmental Sciences, Engineering Management or other related field; or 7 equivalent years of experience
4 years demonstrated EHS Leadership experience with 2 year supervisory experience
Federal and State Regulatory knowledge
Demonstrated team building skills and ability to influence others
Possess ability to delegate and hold self and others accountable
Ability to deal with conflict and strong problem solving skills
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety
Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Must possess the ability to build peer, subordinate, and upper level relationships within the organization.
Demonstrated change management capabilities
Effective and proven communication and interpersonal skills required
Strong organizational skills
Certified Safety Professional
Animal Protein experience