Environmental Health and Safety Leader

Company Name: 
Sysco Kelowna
British Columbia
Resume closing date: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

Closing Date:  November 24, 2017

Company Overview

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. We have a forty year history of consistent success and now serve over 400,000 customers, delivering approximately 1.3 billion cases yearly. (NYSE: SYY)

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For a full list of opportunities and to apply for this position, visit www.sysco.ca/careers


The EHS Leader will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Sysco’s corporate vision for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) commitments, goals and approaches by implementing Sysco’s EHS program.  Maintain excellent relationships with front line workers and all levels of management to support corporate, regional and operating company (opco) business objectives. Implement the overall EHS process including: environmental, occupational health and safety, workers compensation, fleet safety, contractors, and transportation compliance through a team of National Director, Regional EHS Managers, local EHS Leaders and Ability Managers. 

Role Responsibilities:

  •          Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of an EHS management system:
  •          Perform hazard assessments and complete reports
  •          Develop and present site-specific training programs
  •          Conduct internal site audits, develop reports and maintain records
  •          Support external audits and progression of corrective action compliance
  •          Assist in the development of standardized safety systems, policies, training, safety campaigns and programs to prevent injury and ensure compliance with Federal, Provincial and municipal laws
  •          Align with Sysco Corporation to implement the corporate EHS strategy
  •          Design safety methods to motivate and influence the creation of a world class safety culture
  •          Implement standardized, actionable safety metrics and communication protocol to leadership teams to drive safety improvement
  •          Create a network of internal and external alliances to develop and implement EHS policies, programs, procedures, standards, training and processes
  •          Create synergy and leverage the knowledge, personnel and resources of the EHS, Transportation, Claims, Operations, Distribution, Facilities and Human Resources Teams
  •          Maintain awareness of potential pending and current legislation that may impact safety standards, programs and initiatives
  •          Monitor and communicate regulatory changes to the organization, recommending changes to result in compliance and provide technical support when needed
  •          Ensure accident prevention/abatement through detailed injury and accident reporting, loss analysis & trending and investigation compliance
  •          Analyze trends that increase injury and accident frequency/severity; develop and direct the implementation of training programs using the appropriate media
  •          Work with Provincial regulatory officials to resolve any compliance or practice violations
  •          Evaluate programs to reduce loss, recommending and implementing programs for improvement
  •          Implement and support provincial prevention rebate programs/audits (i.e. Safety Groups)
  •          Other duties as assigned by the National EHS Director and/or Regional EHS Manager
  •          Provide support to customers by ensuring contractor safety, and conducting on-site job hazard assessments

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  •          Strong background in EHS with a proven record of results, having at least 5 years of program management experience
  •          Actively drives performance and urgently strives to strategically solve problems and follow projects through to completion, integrated and balanced with the big-picture strategy
  •          Excellent leadership and team building skills, able to influence decision makers
  •          Able to coordinate planning and collaborate with other business units in a way that is mutually beneficial
  •          The ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement programs designed to effectively change behavior and prevent injury using rational and research based data driven methods
  •          Excellent ability to analyze and independently solve a variety of difficult situations and problems using timely decision making
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of senior management, employees and customers
  •          Ability to work independently with little direction and with a sense of energy, ownership, and personal commitment to the customer and business
  •          Effective use of time and resources to accomplish overall initiatives and program goals
  •          Adapts well to and acts as a catalyst for positive change by anticipating needs, bringing solutions and executing with excellence 
  •          Works well in a fast paced, change-oriented team setting
  •          Displays understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for diversity in work environment to include: socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation
  •          Skilled in the use of a variety of PC software including all Microsoft products

Required Minimum Education:

  •          Bachelor's Degree is strongly required for this position with major course work in EHS, Risk Management or a closely related field.  Six sigma methodology certification and practice highly valued.
  •          Knowledge of applicable Environmental and Health and Safety regulatory requirements.
  •          Knowledge of principles and practices of business management including: supervision; assigning, evaluating, and modifying work functions and processes of executing programs; content and formatting of reports, and presentations.

Required Minimum Experience:

  •          5+ years of EHS program management experience. 

Certifications and/or Technical Requirements:

  •          Has attained Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. The National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and other professionally recognized certifications in the safety, risk management related field are highly desirable.
  •          Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills.

Key Internal/External Contacts:

Interpersonal Contacts: This position will have a wide range of contact with all levels of employees, from hourly staff to the Corporate Executive level. Will be a point of contact for opco management, customers, law enforcement, regulatory agencies (MOL, WSIB, MOECC, CEPA, etc.) and legal entities.

Work Environment:

  •          This position will be based out of the Sysco Kelowna location in Kelowna, British Columbia. 
  •          Must be able to travel to Sysco facilities in both Canada and US up to 10% of the time.
  •          Requires varient work hours to support activity of shift work or critical response

Core Qualities for all Associates:  Sysco’s Leadership Framework Basics

Integrity & Accountability - Flexibility & Adaptability - Proactive Learning

Please submit cover letter & resume via www.sysco.ca/careers

Sysco’s Mission is to market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service.

Sysco’s Vision is to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds expectations.

Sysco is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.