Director of Environmental, Health – (Seattle,WA)

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Director of Environmental, Health – (Seattle,WA)

?Description?Do you possess a minimum of 15+ years? experience in Environmental, Health, Safety, Security (EHSS) or related field who has a passion for leading, implementing, and continuously improving EHSS processes, programs, and performance? Do you inspire others to actively pursue safety goals and objectives in an ethical, effective, and conscientious manner? Do you motivate leaders and employee teams to get actively involved in EHSS, and to recognize, assess, and control hazards? Are you a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)? Do you possess strong experience in the chemical industry? If you said yes to these questions, AND you have proven leadership skills including the ability to advocate, coach, and mentor we?d like to hear from you!?For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.? Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment.? Come grow with us!Wilbur-Ellis is seeking an experienced and strong Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) to protect people, property, company assets, and the communities we serve.?General Purpose and Scope of PositionThe EHSS Director will provide expert leadership to the company?s various divisions in North America and Asia Pacific to ensure that the company operates in a safe and environmentally sound manner. This position is responsible for working in a collaborative manner with other country/local EHSS and operational personnel to drive continuous improvements in safety performance and the reinforcement of a positive and sustainable safety culture. In addition, this position is responsible for overseeing the execution of environmental programs and regulatory compliance across the organization.???Key Skills and Abilities IncludeSubstantive experience in the Chemical or similarly regulated industry with knowledge evaluating risk and controlling hazardous materials and conditionsProven skills and experience in all aspects of project and change managementAbility to directly impact the well-being of our employees, the perception of our customers and communities in which we operateSolid understanding of EHSS impact on the financial performance of the business and ability to influence thisIn-depth knowledge of EHSS regulations and management methodsAbility to communicate with a wide variety of people and influence actionExperience working closely with internal management groups globally and ability to provide direction and support as well as monitoring for results?Bachelor?s or advanced degree in Engineering, Safety, or Environmental Sciences or related fields; Master?s degree preferred15+ years? experience in EHSS department or related field, including 5+ years in a senior leadership position managing a multi-faceted EHSS programCertified Safety Professional (CSP) or other safety designations required?Key Personal Attributes IncludeStrong strategic thinker with the ability to set and drive long-term goals and objectives in part through EHSS investmentsAn active leader who earns trust, inspires his/her team, builds collaborative relationships, and leads by exampleServe as an advocate for a positive safety culture fostering an engagement and feedback rich environmentCommitted to educational campaigns promoting EHSS initiatives and learning opportunitiesProven leadership skills including the ability to advocate for, coach, and mentor EHSS staffStrong ability to influence all levels of management and employees to educate, garner buy-in and ultimately gain approval to move EHSS initiatives forwardSuperior communicator including interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation skills; proficient with risk communications and media relations?Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables IncludeWorking collaboratively to develop global environmental, health & safety strategies to support overall company objectivesLeading EHSS team and operations personnel to ensure strategy executionEducating management team and functional business owners on the importance of risk prevention to garner support for and drive key EHSS initiativesDeveloping/improving existing compliance management systems, policies and procedures that align with current business needs and adhere to federal, state and local regulations (EPA, DHS, DOT, OSHA, etc.); also ensure compliance with product label and repackaging agreementsProviding expert advice and guidance to EHSS team and operational personnel on changes in local, state and federal regulations and manages safety training, reporting and budgetingWorking with EHSS teams and business leaders to establish processes to identify and analyze factors that are creating workplace injuries and implement effective control measuresDeveloping and monitoring the education and development of employees to increase proficiency and compliance with established company safety and environmental processes and regulatory requirementsUtilizing and monitoring key safety and environmental metrics to monitor processes for corrective action as needed and ensuring the Company?s EHSS data collection systems are in placeProviding written reports on EHSS results and EHS updates to senior management periodically to apprise leaders of progress and any critical issuesManaging and conducting the EHSS review and risk assessments of our facilities and equipment to develop mitigation plans and practices; recommend courses of action for identified high risk operations; and implement guidelines for rotation/replacement of key facility and equipment componentsProviding environmental assessment and regulatory compliance services, including Security Vulnerability Assessments, Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, Storm Water programs, and other plans and evaluations as neededEnhancing and maintaining emergency response support; planning, training, and acting as incident commander in times of crisis and environmental emergenciesLeading and managing internal EHSS management process and supporting systemManaging EHSS due diligence of potential business acquisitions and integration of acquired businessesParticipating in and providing leadership within industry trade organizationsEnsure the Company?s EHSS data collection systems are in placeLeading and developing a ?risk control? mentality; bringing prevention strategy to other key areas of risk inside the organization i.e. agronomy risk, supply chain risk etc.Developing and maintaining the annual expense budget and forecasts for all areas of responsibilityCoaching and guiding local EHSS and site personnel during interactions with OSHA and provide guidance in developing written correspondencePartnering with and involving legal department on regulatory matters?Compensation and Benefits:Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings?Job Code:?DIREC03427

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