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Posted January 19th

Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Posted January 19th

Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Indianapolis, Indiana

What You Need To Know

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) is seeking a full-time EHS Manager to serve as the designated safety representative for the State of Indiana coordinating and implementing the SGWS corporate programs as directed by the EHS Sr. Leadership. The EHS Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations – Indianapolis, IN. The EHS Manager promotes a positive safety culture while complying with SGWS safety standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting training, coaching associates on observed work habits, and performing audits as required by SGWS safety standards. SGWS promotes a Zero-Injury culture.


The EHS Manager is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly data metrics to report to onsite operations leadership and corporate leadership. The EHS Manager supports site management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate safety program expectations and applicable federal & state laws. The EHS Manager also conducts risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions under the direction of EHS Sr. Leadership.  In addition, the EHS Manager is responsible for recommending and inspiring change for the Operations Leadership through appropriate risk mitigation measures and safety data analysis

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promote an injury free culture across the division to reduce EHS risks and ensure a safe and compliant work environment
  • Assure compliance with all federal, state and local safety, occupational health and environmental regulations including implementing the SGWS safety standards and management systems process.
  • Assess work areas, tasks, equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions. Ensure appropriate risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazards Analysis) are conducted and corrective actions implemented to minimize or eliminate injuries and environmental impact.
  • Conduct safety training and implement proactive programs to mitigate employee injuries and illnesses e.g. Stretching for safety and Behavioral Based safety programs.
  • Make OSHA recordability determinations and participate as active member of Workers Compensation and Incident Investigation teams.  Assist team members in developing proactive measures to target incident reductions in both Workers compensation and Auto Liability.
  • Investigate and evaluate root causes for occupational injuries/illnesses, incidents and near misses and maintain relevant data to drive strategic program decisions. 
  • Facilitate Division Safety Committee and act as catalyst for assuring corrective actions are taken for items raised by safety committee members.
  • Conduct facility safety observations and inspections on a frequent basis e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. Promote hazard identification and make recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of online data management tools and the OSHA 300 log/injury records process. Perform trend analysis on information, as required.
  • Work with Facilities and Operations teams, as needed, providing safety input during the planning and execution of engineering and new technology applications to ensure that related safeguards are incorporated which meet all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Work with Operations Fleet Safety and DOT compliance teams to ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Coordinate deployment of environmental procedures, such as HazMat response, SPCC, Tier II, etc. and ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Visit each job site to monitor performance and work with division managers and supervisors to improve performance on a continual basis in response the risk assessment observations.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Primary Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Safety, Health, or related science or a combination of education and experience in the EHS field equivalent to Associates Degree and/or 8-10 years’ relevant experience.
  • Hold the CSP, ASP, CIH, CHMM, OHST, CHST, CSHM, or other recognized EHS credentials, or willing to secure within 3 years of hire date.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA /EPA regulations and have background in both incident investigation and EHS training.
  • Working knowledge of Emergency Response and Risk Mitigation to provide support for emergency preparedness, response, and business continuity planning efforts.
  • Ability to interpret and be the main point of contact for OSHA and other federal regulation related responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of warehouse equipment operation, including obtaining Power Industrial Equipment (PIT) Train-the-Trainer certification within 1 year of hire, if not already credentialed.
  • Effective and proficient communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead and/or facilitate team meetings speak effectively before large groups of employees or customers.
  • Ability to understand, promote and support Company safety vision using change management skills and culture shift modeling.
  • Capable to work under pressure and deal with unexpected challenges in a professional and calm manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or personnel issues in the workplace.
  • First Aid, CPR & AED trained, or ability to complete within 1 year of hire date.


  • 8 + years of EHS operational experience with increasing level of leadership responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing, implementing, and overseeing EHS and Fleet Safety programs.
  • Previous experience in food & beverage, distribution operations or another fast-paced environment preferred.
  • Experience working with Union and Non-Union associates.
  • Strong working knowledge of Worker’s Compensation practices and reporting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products and various other EHS data management systems (Intelex, Gensuite, Eneblon, etc.)
  • Available to work flexible shifts including days, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Smith System Train-the-Trainer certified or willing to obtain credentials within 1 year of hire.


Physical Demands

  • Regularly stands, walks, bends, reaches, lifts and moves intermittently. May require occasional pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs
  • Ability to maintain high proficiency while working in a non-climate-controlled environment.
Indianapolis, Indiana