Corporate Safety Manager
Company: Foremost Farms
Posted on: November 23, 2021
JOB TITLE: Corporate Safety ManagerCURRENT LOCATION: Baraboo,
WisconsinFUTURE LOCATION: Madison, WisconsinREPORTS TO: Director of
EHS & SustainabilityCLASSIFICATION: ExemptPOSITION SUMMARY:Are you
up for the challenge of helping Foremost Farms become the safest
dairy operation in the world! To support this focus area, Foremost
Farms is seeking a passionate and innovative Corporate Safety
Manager to join our team. In this position, the Corporate Safety
Manager will be responsible for providing support to our network of
processing plants and ensure compliance to all applicable local and
regional regulations. The Corporate Safety Manager will be
responsible for instructing and training our plant leaders in
Foremost policies and assisting the Operations teams in
incorporating our standards at their site. A successful Corporate
Safety Manager will demonstrate the ability to build trust and
confidence with the operations team and inspire change.ROLES &
RESPONSIBILITIES:Roles & Responsibilities of this job include, but
are not limited to:
- Provide strategic leadership to guide the development and
execution of Foremost Farms' safety program
- Provide leadership and direction in all areas of risk
assessment, safety and loss prevention, ergonomics, industrial
hygiene, regulatory compliance, security and emergency response
- Lead projects of significant scope to include safety culture
and management of change program initiatives.
- Champion the company safety council and mentor operational
- Develop leading safety metrics to identify actionable safety
targets and incident root cause solutions.
- Leverage lessons learned and develop continuous improvement
- Provide safety service, technical leadership solutions,
programs, best practices and technical guidance to business
management and operational functions to effectively and efficiently
manage compliance assurance and safety management plan(s).
- Implement training programs to support and strengthen
operational processes and employees.
- Manage audit programs, and ensure programs continuously evolve
and are implemented effectively.
- Function in a safety leadership role for occupational and
government agency enforcement actions, regulatory proposals,
permitting issues and negotiations.
- Manage multiple sites through corporate presence and
- Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records and
- Timely and accurate completion of duties.
- Frequent travel for work, up to 70% of the time.REQUIRED
COMPETENCIES:The following are required competencies of the
position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of the job:
- Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information technology
related business systems, programs and applications in a manner
that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information
processing and reporting as it applies to this position.
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal
cases, general business periodicals, professional journals, or
government regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and safety policies and procedure manuals. Ability
to effectively present information and respond to questions
concerning safety issues from groups of managers, executives and
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to correctly add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to correctly compute rate,
ratio, and percent.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
governmental laws and technical information furnished in written,
oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate
various office equipment to include a calculator, telephone, and
personal computer. Requires the ability to organize and coordinate
safety/loss control procedures. Requires the ability to safely
operate a motor vehicle while observing all traffic laws. Requires
ability to travel to all plants regularly.
- The ability to drive a motor vehicle, and maintaining a valid
driver's license.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical Demands - Employee is frequently (more than 75% of
time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects,
tools, or controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The
employee is occasionally (up to 50% of the time) required to walk
and stand, reach above shoulders, climb or balance, stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl, taste or smell, and use foot/feet to operate
machine controls. The employee must occasionally (up to 33% of the
time) lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust
- Work Environment - Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of
electrical shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne
participles. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to non-weather wet,
humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne
particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, non-weather-related extreme
heat and cold, works near moving mechanical parts, and sources of
electric shock and vibration.
- Protective Equipment - Employee must wear PPE that is suitable
for the job being performed, such as safety glasses, a hard hat,
hair net and hearing protection, as required when working in
production areas.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:This position requires a
bachelor's degree in safety, Industrial Hygiene or related field of
study. Possess knowledge related to the job and five to seven years
of job-related experience. Preference is given for Certified Safety
Professionals or similar certifications, and knowledge of the food
or chemical industries.AAP/EEO STATEMENTIt is the policy of
Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to all
individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex,
age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status,
sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any
other characteristic protected by state or federal law.ABOUT
USForemost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis., is a
world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to
national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are
owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk.
Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture
products and ingredients that are most in-demand - and provide a
strong, secure market for our member-owners' milk.We're looking for
employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for
excellence. Because we're working to be the world's best - to Be
Foremost - we'll bring out the best in you.Are you ready to Be
Foremost?Please apply at: www.foremostfarms.comEqual Opportunity
EmployerMinorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to
apply.Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required,
which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, background
check, education check and credit check.Foremost Farms USA will
comply with OSHA vaccine mandates.
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