Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Specialty (Vaughan & Montreal)

Sysco Fine Meats Toronto - Vaughan, ON (30+ days ago)

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Environmental Health & Safety Manager – Specialty East

Reports To National Director, EHS Location Derma Meat Co., Vaughan

Type Salaried, Full-time Closing Date February 28, 2020

Company Overview

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. We have a forty year history of consistent success and now serve over 400,000 customers, delivering approximately 1.3 billion cases yearly. (NYSE: SYY)

For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at www.twitter.com/Sysco_Corp

For a full list of opportunities, visit www.sysco.ca/careers


The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Leader – Specialty East will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Sysco’s corporate vision for EHS commitments, goals, and approaches by implementing Sysco’s EHS program and management system. Maintain excellent relationships with front line workers and all levels of management to support corporate and specialty business objectives. Implement the overall EHS process including: environmental, occupational health and safety, fleet safety, contractor management, and transportation compliance through a multi-functional team as well as an EHS team of National EHS Director,
National Work Health Manager, and Regional EHS Directors and Leaders. This role will be responsible for three locations with frequent travel to each: Derma Meat Co. in Vaghaun, ON; En Gros Pierre in Saint-Laurent, QC; and Grande Vallée in Laval, QC.

Role Responsibilities:

Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of an EHS management system: o Perform hazard assessments and complete reports o Develop and present site-specific training programs o Conduct internal site audits, develop reports and maintain records o Support external audits and progression of corrective action compliance

Assist in the development of standardized safety systems, policies, training, safety campaigns and programs to prevent injury and ensure compliance with Federal, Provincial and municipal laws.

Align with Sysco Corporation to implement the corporate EHS strategy.

Design safety methods to motivate and influence the creation of a world class safety culture.
Implement standardized, actionable safety metrics and communication protocol to leadership teams to drive safety improvement.
Create a network of internal and external alliances to develop and implement EHS policies, programs, procedures, standards, training and processes.
Create synergy and leverage the knowledge, personnel and resources of the EHS, Production,

Warehouse, Claims, Facilities, and Human Resources Teams.

Maintain awareness of potential pending and current legislation that may impact safety standards, programs and initiatives.

Monitor and communicate regulatory changes to the organization, recommending changes to result in compliance and provide technical support when needed.

Ensure accident prevention/abatement through detailed injury and accident reporting, loss analysis and trending and investigation compliance.

Analyze trends that increase injury and accident frequency/severity; develop and direct the implementation of training programs using the appropriate media.
Work with Provincial regulatory officials to resolve any compliance or practice violations.
Evaluate programs to reduce loss, recommending and implementing programs for improvement.
Implement and support provincial prevention rebate programs/audits (e.g. Safety Groups/COR).

Provide support to customers by ensuring contractor safety, and conducting on-site job hazard assessments.

Other duties as assigned by the National EHS Director.

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree is strongly required for this position with major course work in EHS, Risk
Management, or a closely related field.

Applicants must be fluent in both English and French to be considered.

Applicants must be able to travel frequently between Ontario and Quebec locations, up to 50% of the time.

Six sigma methodology certification and practice highly valued.

Has attained or is able to attain Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. The
National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and other professionally recognized certifications in the safety, risk management related field are highly desirable.

5+ years of EHS program management experience.

Strong knowledge of applicable Environmental and Health and Safety regulatory requirements.

Knowledge of principles and practices of business management including: supervision; assigning, evaluating, and modifying work functions and processes of executing programs; content and formatting of reports and presentations.

Strong background in EHS with a proven record of results.

Actively drives performance and urgently strives to strategically solve problems and follow projects through to completion, integrated and balanced with the big-picture strategy.

Excellent leadership and team building skills, able to influence decision makers.

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Able to coordinate planning and collaborate with other business units in a way that is mutually beneficial.

The ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement programs designed to effectively change behavior and prevent injury using rational and research based data driven methods.

Excellent ability to analyze and independently solve a variety of difficult situations and problems using timely decision making.

Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of senior management, employees and customers.

Ability to work independently with little direction and with a sense of energy, ownership, and personal commitment to the customer and business.

Effective use of time and resources to accomplish overall initiatives and program goals.

Adapts well to and acts as a catalyst for positive change by anticipating needs, bringing solutions and executing with excellence.

Works well in a fast paced, change-oriented team setting.

Displays understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diversity in work environment to include: socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation.

Requires variant work hours to support activity of shift work or critical response.

Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset.

Core Qualities for all Associates: Sysco’s Leadership Framework Basics

Integrity & Accountability Flexibility & Adaptability Proactive Learning

Internal candidates apply via the Career Centre on your HR Portal / ADP Workforce Now.

External candidates submit cover letter & resume via www.sysco.ca/careers

Sysco’s Mission is to market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service.

Sysco’s Vision is to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds expectations.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Sysco associates enjoy:

Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts * Short-Term and Long-Term Disability * Life Insurance * Company Pension Plan * Group RRSP * Employee and

Family Assistance * Stock Purchase Plan * Unlimited on-line learning through Sysco Interactive University * Sysco product discounts * Preferred vendor discounts (Apple, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Volvo, etc.) * Free on-site parking * Employee appreciation events * RC.15.007.N Sysco is committed to Employment Equity Job Posting
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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $49,000.00 to $83,000.00 /year


  • EHS Program Management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • French (Required)