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Safety Program Manager- Distribution Center

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 07/06/2019

The Safety Program Manager will develop, deploy and maintain health and safety programs and processes in an automated distribution workspace. The person in this role will create, communicate and measure safety education, training and total program performance. The Safety Manager will establish practices and influence mindsets reinforcing and engaging all staff in a culture of well-being and health and safety knowledge and pride.

•Fully assess, re-tool and govern the facility’s safety program: in doing so, work collaboratively and cooperatively with Distribution Center management team, corporate counterparts in the Risk function, and with employee safety committees
•Create strategic, long-term solutions and measurable gains by:
◦Continually and comprehensively analyze and assess risk and exposure
◦Provide statistical reporting, using data to make sound recommendations
◦Address facility hazards to meet OSHA and other requirements
◦Address trends in employee behaviors, incidents and knowledge gaps
◦Evaluate, re-tool and implement practices and procedures
◦Leverage industry best practices and innovations, create key performance indicators (KPIs)
◦Meet frequently with operations management teams to present safety briefs and discuss found opportunities

•Bachelor’s Degree with field of study related to Occupational Health, Environmental Safety or equivalent experience.
•8 to 10 years’ experience in Occupational Health & Safety or related field
•Industrial automated distribution center environment experience is preferred
•Expert knowledge of relevant government agency and legal requirements
•Proven success in creating and implementing a comprehensive structured safety program with KPIs
•Operate professionally, ethically and cooperatively as a member of a highly diverse and collaborative staff
•Skilled interpersonal skills; savvy with individuals at all job levels – includes excellent verbal and written communication, coaching techniques, and thought partnership
•Experience with incident reporting software
•Proficient use of common computer software, such as Microsoft Outlook and Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)
•Domestic travel - 10 to 25%

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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