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Regional Manager, EHS

Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Ontario
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Reporting to the Director, Environmental, Health, & Safety, the Regional, EHS Manager will provide leadership, direction and support for all matters related to Environmental, Health, and Safety in partnership with the designated Ajinomoto manufacturing facilities. This will be done in an effort to ensure compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety procedures and all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, they are to assist in the achievement of the Company's core values, and mission. Will work with leadership in the manufacturing sites including Plant General Managers and Site EHS staff to drive the safety culture of the organization.
Develop, execute, implement and promote a safety culture and behavioral based safety program throughout the organization;
Lead, manage and develop safety team members;
Work with employees to develop and implement specific safety plans and policies;
Establish and maintain company-wide health and safety training requirements and protocols;
Serve as liaison with executive management on key health, safety, and loss prevention matters;
Provide technical expertise, leadership, and support for all assigned facilities and areas of oversight on environmental, health and safety regulatory matters;
Lead or participate in incident investigations in facilities of oversight and coordinates the review of the accident investigation reports with proper management team members;
Conduct, participate and coordinate internal audits and risk analyses for all assigned areas of responsibility and works with plant management to identify, correct, and abate recognized safety hazards, behaviors, non-compliant programs and procedures and other loss exposures;
Participate in new equipment/process reviews, including hazard analyses and operator training where necessary;
Support corporate/plant engineering to implement engineering controls to minimize safety and occupational hazards;
Advises plants and corporate staff of regulatory requirements, and changes and the effective date of the new regulation(s). Monitors changes in regulations and develops programs to ensure the company is in compliance;
Support the EHS departments continuous improvement initiatives and priorities;
Provide guidance and support to plant EHS staff related to process safety management/Risk Management Program, Waste Water, Storm Water, and Air Permits along with combustible dust handling.
Assist in the development of company goals and targets related to health and safety matters.
Serve as liaison with pertinent regulatory agencies, and coordinate communications and actions with outside counsel, when necessary.
Has oversight and supports the execution of plant specific EHS budgets
Complete, review and submit reports for various governmental or corporate levels and seek appropriate level of approvals as necessary.
Subject to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and Ajinomoto Food's HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures, assisting the Ajinomoto Food health plan with day-to-day activities involving protected health information, including but not limited to, assisting with employee claims, coordinating benefits, determining health claim status, determining eligibility for coverage, budgeting and renewal, billing and collection activities, obtaining assistance from third-parties for plan functions, and any other duties delegated by the HIPAA Privacy or Security Officer.
Bachelor's Degree in Safety, or STEM related discipline required.
Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in Environmental, Health, and Safety program and people management
Strong people and communication skills and has demonstrated success in effectively working across functions and levels at the micro and macro levels.
Strategic thinker with proven track record in quickly gaining credibility and partnering collaboratively with leaders (HR and business) across the organization
Ability to be equally adept in moving seamlessly between micro and macro responsibilities and be hands on in supporting the day to day activities
Understanding of and practical experience in leveraging change management tenets and effective change communication strategies
Deep analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to leverage data and metrics
Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time
Pay range $130,000 to $150,000

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Ontario , Regional Manager, EHS, Executive , Ontario, California

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