Safety Manager - Lanett, AL

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock?s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
Safety Manager - Lanett, AL3500 45th Street SW, PO Box 728Lanett, Alabama, 36863United States Summary: The Safety Manager will lead and manage the execution of the site?s safety, health & environmental programs and processes. This position will be responsible for overseeing the effective technical execution of safety & environmental requirements, development and successful implementation of safety & environmental processes, while leading a zero-injury safety culture that results in regulatory compliance and a safe workplace. Key Responsibilities:Provide safety and environmental leadership for 350+ employees in our local converting and warehousing operationsEnsure safe and environmentally responsible working conditionsEstablish & maintain a positive safety culture based on execution excellence, continuous improvement, and employee engagementEstablish & maintain safety & environmental compliance in alignment with regulatory and WestRock requirementsParticipate as a member of the plant leadership team, leads the safety/environmental teamsAlign overall safety & environmental projects with annual business plan and objectivesDevelop and lead safety/environmental performance improvement project teamsLead internal audits of safety & environmental performance and processesDevelop and administer safety & environmental training programsIdentify and ensure best practices are shared and implementedCollaborate with safety and environmental professionals within corporate group to improve processes and insure success within the local facilityEnsure rigorous incident investigations, root cause analysis, thorough completed corrective actions, communications, and reportingPerform periodic reporting and presentations of key training, incident reports, performance metrics, action items and resultsInterface with plant employees in daily safety discussions and follow upKey results of position: accurate, effective and adherent safety/environmental processes, high levels of employee ownership/participation in safety, zero serious injuries, zero environment incidents, industry-leading recordable injury rateRequirements for Success:Bachelor?s degree in safety, engineering or other technical disciplinePrefer 3-5 years of related experience in a manufacturing environmentAbility to lead complex initiatives across multiple departmentsAbility to act as a change agent achieving results with urgencyAble to organize multiple teams and actions items simultaneously - strong organizational and influencing skillsClear and effective verbal and written communication skillsAbility to problem solve, organize, analyze and interpret dataAbility to train, motivate, and coach employeesProficient computer skills (Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint, use of WestRock software systems)Working knowledge of OSHA regulatory requirementsAs a member of the plant leadership team, ability to work on various other tasks/projects as required (beyond safety & environment) to support the broad success of the businessAbility to work nights and weekends occasionally as needed to support the 24 hours/7 days operationTravel Requirement Estimate: Up to 10% (As needed) AL#CBWRK WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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