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Job ID #:6537
Position Type:Regular Full-Time
Experience Required:5 - 7 Years
Job Category:Safety & Health & Environment
Location:Albany, NY US
Education Required:Bachelors Degree
Relocation Provided:No Relocation Offered

CHEP is the world leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 285 million pallets and containers from a global network of more than 500 service centers in 42 countries, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.

CHEP partners with customers to develop pooling solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and cut supply chain costs, adding exceptional value for its customers. With more than 300,000 customers around the globe, including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Carrefour, Kellogg's, Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, The Home Depot, Tesco, Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for "Handling The World's Most Important Products…Everyday."

CHEP employs more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries and benefits from more than four decades of industry experience internationally.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Health Safety and Environment, the Regional HSE Manager will lead the implementation and maintenance of the CHEP Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System for their respective region and/or division.  The manager shall drive cultural transformation through the development of proactive relationships throughout the organization and result in the development of a world class Zero Harm environment.  Responsibilities include execution of strategies to ensure ongoing compliance to OSHA, environmental, DOT and other regulatory requirements.  Broader responsibilities include the deployment of best practices and fostering a culture committed to continuous improvement.  The manager will maintain multi-plant responsibilities in several states and the selected candidate must be willing to travel.


Scope: (90 locations across the US, clustered in the Northeast)

Preferred Locations:  Chicago, NY, Michigan, Major Northeastern City

Travel Requirements: 70%


Major/Key Accountabilities

Develop and institutionalize systems to ensure ongoing compliance with OSHA, DOT, environmental, and other relevant national and local regulatory requirements.

Work with local sites to develop safety management systems to be in compliance with CHEP Global Audit Process (GAP) standards.  Lead the internal compliance audit and GAP assessment process across service centres. Establish timeline and action closure process and drive year on year continuous improvement.

Drive leading indicator safety programs such as Near Miss to establish a proactive approach to Zero Harm performance.

Facilitate injury management programs and instruct incident investigations to establish true root causes and implement proactive preventive actions. 

Conduct and instruct organizational and workplace risk and job safety assessments.

Support Sustainability and Environmental Compliance programs.  Implement Environmental management plans and spill protection measures.

Support the accurate and timely reporting of monthly scorecard metrics and work with sites to ensure data is entered through iCARE.

Drive a culture of continuous improvement and engage in global Best Practice exchange.

Execute loss control and risk management strategies to achieve business objectives & minimize hazard risk exposures.

Develop a team that will support the Zero Harm program throughout the business.



Global Audit Process Progression

Regulatory Compliance

BIFR & Recordable Rate Reduction

First Aid Treatment Reduction

Near Miss Engagement and Response

Behavior Observation Participation


Authority / Decision Making

People decisions such as hiring, firing and HR problems

Vendor and contractor problems and decisions.

Working autonomously or having limited access to immediate manager

Working in a matrix environment


Key contacts Internal

Plant Personnel, Site Managers, Regional Managers, Regional Directors


Key contacts External

Gov’t regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, state environmental compliance), Customers, and contractors


Essential Qualifications:

BS or BA degree


Desirable Qualifications:

BS degree  in Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Safety Certification (i.e. CSP, ASP, OHST, CET, COSS)



Minimum five years supervisory (people management) experience

Minimum of five years environmental, health, and/or safety related experience in a manufacturing or operations environment


Skills and Knowledge

Ability to effectively collaborate and work with cross functional  teams in a matrix environment.

Strong analytical and problem solving capability.

Knowledgeable in occupational health and safety regulations

Familiar with environmental compliance and best management practices

Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement


Languages Essential: English; Desirable: Spanish

Come join an extremely successful performance and growth oriented team, we'd love to hear from you. A highly competitive compensation and benefit package including retirement benefits, educational reimbursement, and more is offered in conjunction with an exciting, fast paced work environment. Come help us… Handle the World's Most Important Products. Everyday. EOE

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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