Senior Manager, Safety Training Atlanta, GA

Meadwestvaco Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Senior Manager, Safety Training Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE

Atlanta, Georgia, 30328

United States

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

The opportunity:

The Senior Manager of Safety Training will utilize instructional design concepts, practices, and procedures to create and deliver effective learning globally. This is a key role in driving transformational change across our company. Safety is our highest core value at WestRock. A talented person with strong training and organizing skills is required to help achieve our goals of being 100% safe, ELIMINATING life-changing events and operating with safety excellence.

The Senior Manager of Safety Training will help us achieve these goals through WestRock's focus on:

  • PEOPLE - Developing a safety mindset in all team members through engagement, education and training to prevent injuries.
  • PROCESS - Using our Safety Excellence System (SES) to align and engage team members, empower a safety leadership mindset and implement our critical safety standards to prevent injuries.
  • PREVENTION - Assessing safety risks and hazards using engineering controls to make our workplaces safer.
  • PERFORMANCE - Becoming exceptional at those safety activities that prevent life-changing events and reduce all other types of injuries.

This position will be responsible for the growth, development, and management of both our current book of Safety training, as well as future offerings as needed by the organization. The Senior Manager of Safety Training will partner with internal customers across all business and operations functions, as well as within the WestRock Safety organization, to create and execute training that accelerates the pace of change and engages our all coworkers across the globe.

The role will be based in the company's headquarters in the Atlanta area, but training needs occur globally.


  • Support the ongoing deployment of existing safety training, such as Fundamentals of Safety Compliance, Advanced Safety Leadership, and others.

  • Be a thought leader on how to use various forms of training to accelerate our journey to safety excellence.

  • Collaborate with leaders to understand safety/skill needs and develop creative and effective learning solutions in support of company-wide safety goals

  • Facilitate learning events in support of the organization

  • Build the company's human capital through employee development programs

  • Create innovative solutions to develop capabilities that help employees navigate global safety challenges

  • Ensure key deliveries globally scalable


  • BS/BA; Related Technical Degree Preferred

  • 10+ relevant years of industry experience with progressive growth in responsibility

  • Passion for making things better and the ability to make others successful

  • Demonstrated ability to coach, teach, and mentor technical and non-technical knowledge to hourly and salaried employees

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Sense of urgency to achieve results

  • Clear and effective communication skills

  • Ability to manage and drive change

  • Willingness to travel up to 50%

  • History of passionate leadership, development and delivery of training

  • History of success leading safety training, preferably for a manufacturing company

  • Global experience a plus.

  • Language proficiency (French, Spanish, or Portuguese) helpful, but not required

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


  • CBWR

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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