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Manager, Health and Safety - Brantford DC

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION

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 60% of the time and Woodbridge location 40% A successful incumbent demonstrates the ability to build the trust and confidence to inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis
 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
•    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.
•    Active Health and Safety Committee representative.
•    Maintain all records and documentation in compliance with local Health and Safety Management System and ISO-45001 standard.
•    Responsible to implement and maintain H&S software “Quentic” for the location.
•    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 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 HR 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 Workplaces, HR and Leadership of new and developing health and safety regulations.
•    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.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 
•    Global Workplace Management Teams
•    Human Resources
•    Regulatory Agencies 
•    External vendors
•    Other Departments 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•    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

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
•    Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Management, or a related field, or equivalent work experience. 
•    5 years of Health & Safety Experience
•    Working knowledge in Health and Safety Management Systems
•    Direct experience with Workers Compensation Laws
•    Extensive experience in managing Health & Safety programs 
•    Ability to travel 10% - 20% of time (depends on the region, in addition to travel between Brantford and Woodbridge locations)

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 - Brantford DC

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Brantford
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  ON
Country/Region:  CA
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  359736
Date:  Sep 8, 2021