Manager, Health and Safety (12 month LTD)

Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio for all owned and leased properties, including lease and transaction management, all design, construction services, canteen services, and operational maintenance for all offices, showrooms and distributions centers for adidas Americas. Workplaces supports the successful implementation of “Own the Game” 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 including industry experts to provide value added service.

The Manager Health & Safety will be responsible 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. 
The Manager Health & Safety will be supporting location of Brantford Distribution Center approximately 70% of the time and Woodbridge location 30%. A successful incumbent demonstrates the ability to build the trust and confidence to inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.


•    Implement written health and safety programs, ensuring safe working conditions for all employees and compliance to Corporate company policies and all laws and regulations.
•    Ensure site programs fully comply with health and safety regulations, adidas policies and Global H&S standards. Regulatory review and update site H&S programs.
•    Timely evaluation and periodic review of the site operational H&S profile, to ensure application of effective controls.
•    Establish mechanisms to ensure proactive H&S assessment of the impact of change.
•    Ensures mechanisms are established to identify and manage H&S regulatory requirements that apply to site operations including preparation of impact assessments, registrations, and certifications.
•    Implement the health and safety risk strategies incorporating: Safety Standards, Policies, Environmental, Ergonomics, People Risk, Governance, Crisis Management, Event Risk, Incident Investigation & Management, Risk Assessment and Covid Measures.
•    Conduct risk assessments on the workplace organization, employee behaviours, and standard operating procedures to minimize and mitigate risks.
•    Act as representative for Corporate H&S programs and initiatives as well as federal, state, and local health and safety agencies.
•    Act as site Health and Safety Committee representative.
•    Maintain all records and documentation in compliance with local Health and Safety Management System and ISO-45001 standard.
•    Ensures implementation and maintenance of Health and Safety Management System that meet external and internal H&S standards and enhance and continuously improve the H&S program at the site. Establishes and maintains periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the site H&S management system.
•    Support adidas corporate and third-party audit programs to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Management System, regulations and other legal requirements. 
•    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.
•    Support Operations incident investigation/near-miss process with training and root cause analysis and review corrective actions to ensure proper mitigation plans are being implemented.
•    Integrates H&S risk assessment within operations thereby assuring all initiatives at the site are conducted in a safe manner and in full compliance with all applicable regulating bodies.
•    Develop communication plan to effectively distribute health and safety information.
•    Serve as a technical expert on Health & Safety legal matters and legislative trends.
•    Develop all required training materials (i.e., new hire, annual training, toolbox talks, etc.) related to health and safety.  Collaborates with Operations, Training and HR 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 operations of new and developing health and safety regulations.
•    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. 
•    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.
•    Support Security Emergency Action Plans (i.e., Major Incident Responses, Life Safety, Evacuation, etc.) 
•    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.
•    Responsible to implement and maintain H&S software “Quentic” for the location.

•    DC Operations Management 
•    Global Workplace Management Teams
•    Human Resources
•    Regulatory Agencies 
•    External vendors
•    Other Departments 


•    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
•    Business mind-set: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance
•    Strong influencing skills
•    Demonstrated ability to lead local regulatory compliance
•    Focus on service and customer satisfaction, people management/leadership culture


•    Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Management, or a related field
•    5 years of Health & Safety Experience
•    Working knowledge in Health and Safety Management Systems
•    Ability to travel 5% - 10% of time (depends on the region, in addition to travel between Brantford and Woodbridge locations)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best.  We embrace diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that reflects our consumers and communities.

adidas offers robust and progressive medical, including HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer funding or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) options, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, adoption, with surrogate and fertility support, short and long-term disability, and basic life and AD&D insurance, which can be supplemented with employee-paid coverage. Employees are able to enroll in adidas’ 401k plan and Stock Purchase Plan with employer match. Full-time employees are eligible for education assistance and generous Leave policies including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Employees are eligible to earn an annual bonus based on both company and personal performance. Employees accrue prorated flexible time off in the amount .4388 hours per day that increases with years of service,   eleven paid holidays throughout the calendar year and Service Time Off during milestone years.

We officially returned to office in a hybrid work environment, working 3 days in office and 2 days remote.  The working location of this position is Woodbridge, ON

Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English

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:  Manager, Health and Safety (12 month LTD)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Brantford
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Limited Duration
Number:  502776
Date:  Nov 16, 2023