Senior Manager Retail Health & Safety, Retail Strategy & Operations, Retail


Partner with Retail Back Office, Retail Stores and Retail Consumer Experience teams to execute company health and safety policies and ensure compliance to all applicable global, regional and local regulations across Retail Back Office and Retail Stores in Japan.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle direction, execution of all safety programs, policies, and ISO standards as per global and local regulations
  • Design and implement required safety training programs and processes
  • Lead H&S training and awareness sessions for store staff, employees, and management teams
  • Maintain records of participation in trainings, as well as local H&S certification to assigned staff
  • Become certified in local H&S
  • Inform teams of new and developing health and safety regulations
  • Participate as site representative in global H&S programs and initiatives
  • Share and implement best practices with H&S global and local counterparts
  • Capture, analyse, and react to safety metrics, as well as review weekly and monthly incident trends to discover patterns on areas where the safety risk is highest
  • Assist Retail Consumer Experience team during store development, in preparing required plans and appropriate facility operating procedures per H&S policies
  • Conduct risk assessments on the workplace organization, associate behaviours and processes to ensure that training, auditing and scoring methods are accurate, consistent and in compliance
  • Respond to all health/safety-related incidents and conducts investigations as required
  • Lead accident investigations, performing root cause analysis for all injuries and “near misses.” Train store leadership teams to conduct thorough investigations on site
  • Leverage lean principles to lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for all employees
  • Maintain all records and documentation in compliance with local, and ISO standards.
  • Ensure vendors, contractors and third-party employees are compliant to Company H&S standard
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned to support the organization


Key Relationships: 

  • Retail Consumer Experience Team
  • Retail Sales Team and Retail Stores
  • Internal Audit/Profit Protection Team
  • Corporate Property & Services Team
  • Human Resources
  • Global Workplace Governance Team
  • Global Retail Teams
  • Global Internal Audit Teams


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all applicable corporate, global (ISO), federal (OSHA), state, local health and safety regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in both Japanese and English
  • Excellent organization skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Energetic, proactive manner and action oriented behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to develop all facets of successful and sustainable safety programs and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to lead local regulatory compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage ISO recordkeeping and audits as well as H&S metrics
  • Demonstrated investigation skills


Requisite Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupation Safety, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Management or a related field as well as a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Certification in an EH&S related discipline and/or Professional Engineer (PE) designation is preferred
  • 5-7 years Health & Safety Experience
  • Experience in training associates on facility safety and environmental procedures
  • Ability to travel 30% of time

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Job Title:  Senior Manager Retail Health & Safety, Retail Strategy & Operations, Retail

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  504145
Date:  May 28, 2024