Senior Mgr Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)
Hillshire Brands 400 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Position Summary:
Work with Supply Chain Safety and Environmental Director to implement Hillshire Brands Safety and Environmental strategies for manufacturing facilities. Position will be responsible for providing support and oversight of multiple Supply Chain facilities. Developing and mentoring EHS site resources to ensure a safe, secure and compliant work environment for employees while enabling the manufacturing process to be low cost producers and drive continuous improvement through sustainability initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides strategic direction and oversight to multiple manufacturing facilities in regards to safety, environmental, security and sustainability (SESS) programs. This includes compliance auditing, communication and education of plant leaders and colleagues on safety, environmental, security and sustainability standards and practices.

Ensures facilities comply with all federal, state and local regulations.

Provides leadership, coaching and mentoring to facility personnel. Educates plant personnel and plant leadership on safety, environmental, security and sustainability work practices.

Consults and reviews capital expenditure requests to insure safety, environmental and security compliance is achieved.

Focuses plant resources to achieve superior performance in safety, environmental, security and sustainability metrics.

Utilizes ongoing compliance audit results to recommend and implement continuous improvement.

Directly manages relationships with regulatory agencies including managing agency inspections/audits, handling reporting requirements, obtaining necessary permits and responding to citations.

Consults directly with plant personnel to evaluate new equipment and processes to ensure they comply with Hillshire Brands safety, environmental, security and sustainability standards.

Provide leadership and assistance for in-depth investigations into serious safety, environmental and security incidents.

Manages the emergency response systems in response to a plant safety, environmental or security crisis.

Conducts safety, environmental and security assessments of both new sites and divestitures of existing sites.

Engages in the development of the LRP process to include planning, employee engagement, plan deployment, and follow through.

Leads group environmental, health, safety, security, and sustainability initiatives across Supply Chain business units

Consults and advises Supply Chain operations, engineering, legal and other support groups on Process Safety Management, waste water compliance, environmental regulations, permitting, OSHA compliance regulation, Notices of Violations, and other initiatives as required.

Bachelor's degree preferably in safety engineering, occupational safety and health or related Hillshire Brands experience, Bachelor of Science or Master's degree preferred

Strong influence, communication, problem solving, planning, implementation and change management skills

7-10 years of progressive experience in environment, safety, and sustainability management

Strong knowledge of safety regulations (OSHA, hazard communications, accident investigation and safety training methods) and environmental regulations (EPCRA, CAA, CWA, and SARAIII)

Knowledgeable about best practice safety and environmental approaches

Professional certifications preferred: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)

Ability to travel up to 70%

Prefer Chicago, IL location (relocation assistance available), will consider field-based


Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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About this company
400 reviews
Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...