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Senior Manager, Health and Safety - Distribution Centers

Company: adidas
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Health and Safety - Distribution Centers


Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction, and facilities maintenance for offices, showrooms and DCs for adidas. This supports the successful implementation of Creating the New by supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, Workplaces collaborates within an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders and industry experts to provide value added service.

The Senior Manager Health & Safety will be responsible for partnering with the DC Operations teams in NAM (Indianapolis, IN, Spartanburg, SC, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Brantford (Canada)) to manage and enforce company safety policies and ensure compliance with all applicable global, regional and local regulations. The incumbent will develop and implement health and safety initiatives and protocols in accordance with adidas values, to analyse, evaluate, present and manage safety risk and provide confidence to all interested parties that adidas are responsible and effectively protecting brand value. A successful incumbent demonstrates the ability to build the trust and confidence to inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.


Develop and implement written health and safety programs across all NAM DC locations, ensuring safe working conditions for all employees and compliance to global company policies and all laws and regulations.
Implement the health and safety risk strategies incorporating: Safety Standards, Policies, Environmental, Ergonomics, People Risk, Governance, Crisis Management, Event Risk, Incident Investigation & Management, and Risk Assessment.
Conduct risk assessments on the workplace organization, employee behaviours, and DC standard operating procedures to minimize and mitigate risks.
Act as DC representative for global H&S programs and initiatives as well as federal, state and regional health and safety agencies.
Leading, managing, planning, coordinating, controlling and ensuring the adidas Health & Safety standard through IMS Certification
Lead the implementation plan to close findings related the external audit audits or authorities visits.
Maintain all records and documentation in compliance with local, federal and ISO standards for all NAM DCs.
Captures, analyses, and reacts to safety metrics and reviews weekly and monthly incident trends to discover patterns on areas where the safety risk is highest.
Develop incident investigation/near-miss process and train Operations staff on the procedure. Support Operations with root cause analysis and review corrective actions to ensure proper mitigation plans are being implemented.
Develop communication plan to effectively distribute health and safety information including, but not limited to safety metrics, incident and near misses, corrective actions, best practices, safety notices, policy updates, etc. Communication plan should include adidas Globally when appropriate.
Ensure adidas responsibility and obligations with regard to occupational health and safety for the NAM DCs, in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines. For a detailed description of obligations and tasks, please refer to the IMS Policy Annex Health and Safety and the Corporate Security Policies.
Develop all required training materials (i.e., new hire, annual training, toolbox talks, etc.) related to health and safety. Collaborates with Operations and Training departments to ensure all employees receive the necessary training.
Identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders and build a broader network map, incorporating relevant departments within Workplaces and adidas in order to deliver and embed a positive health and safety culture.
Inform operation of new and developing health and safety regulations.
Develop incident investigation process. Support Operations with performing root cause analysis and corrective actions as a result of injury and near misses. Trains Operations supervisors to conduct thorough investigations.
Advising and supporting adidas employees on aspects of health and safety based on the local regulations.
Ensures vendors, contractors and third-party employees are compliant to Company H&S standards.
Drive and measure engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures to ensure health and safety KPIs are achieved.
Accountable for ensuring appropriate H&S controls are determined and a harmonised implementation approach adopted with key stakeholders, other technical teams and internal business units, to deliver appropriate safety services and measures.
Leverage lean principles and kaizens to lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for all employees.
Implementation of organizational, preventive and defence of emergency response for employees.
Manage, coach, develop and train team members, input into performance reviews, provide feedback and allocate work considering complexity and experience level.
Introduce and ensure a leadership culture based on adidas principles within the entire department and across all hierarchical levels.
Other duties and tasks as assigned to support health and safety for the organization.
Key Administrator Health & Safety System Solution for NAM DCs (Quentic)
Support the Safety Committee for each DC



Ability to think outside the box to ensure continuous, strategic and conceptual improvement
Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to direct reports and indirect stakeholders
Ability to coach, guide and manage a team
Pro-active mind-set, ability to think end-to-end
Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines and to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Business mind-set: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance
Strong MS-Office skills, Smart Sheet, etc.
Knowledge of controlling systems (SAP) and Integrated Management Systems (IWMS)
Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
Strong influencing skills
Demonstrated ability to lead local regulatory compliance
Focus on service and customer satisfaction, people management/leadership culture
Project Management, quality management and procurement experience
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Occupation Safety, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Management or a related field
7-10 years of Health & Safety Experience
Expert knowledge about IMS of H&S standards (ISO 45001)
Extensive experience of Health & Safety programs and project management
Ability to travel 25% of time

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athletes mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCEallows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we dont have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve. COLLABORATION.Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each others abilities and talents. Being the best sports company in the world takesCREATIVITY. No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Health and Safety - Distribution Centers

Keywords: adidas, Spartanburg , Senior Manager, Health and Safety - Distribution Centers, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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