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US Foods Senior Manager, Safety Health Environment (Specialty) in Rosemont, Illinois

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The Senior Manager guides consistent execution of SHE risk reduction efforts across Specialties operations (Stockyards, Freshway, Chef’Store & CES). Communicates and ensures alignment among sites to center-developed SHE initiatives. Deploys center-developed SHE tools and methodologies to the field, and aligns Specialties leadership to annual SHE tactics that support overall, SHE strategy. Builds SHE capabilities that result in high quality SHE risk management (from risk assessment through to risk control). Ensures ready SHE support to provide proactive technical and regulatory SHE guidance, as well as respond to issues on an as-needed basis. Delivers SHE program audits and facilitates site-based SHE program self-assessments. Leads company-wide SHE initiatives as assigned.


  • Builds alignment among key stakeholders to consistently implement center-developed SHE initiatives against

established timelines. Explains strategic intent and desired outcomes of SHE initiatives to region stakeholders to improve understanding, gain acceptance, and build momentum.

  • Engages with Specialties Operations leadership to guide SHE broadly and deeply throughout Specialties and to stay abreast of and provide input to other Specialties initiatives that have SHE implications.

  • Actively participates in a SHE team to ensure ready, high quality, and proactive SHE support to all Specialties operations sites. Regularly follows up with sites to gauge SHE team effectiveness. Coaches team accordingly.

  • Serves as a SHE knowledge leader (Transportation Safety, Safety & Health, Environmental Compliance) for

Specialties, and with SHE team, assists with SHE troubleshooting, clarifies SHE regulatory requirements, and answers technical SHE questions to minimize SHE exposures.

  • Drives SHE execution throughout Specialties operations to reduce SHE risk exposures, drive SHE cultural engagement, and achieve regulatory compliance. Oversees the regular monitoring and reporting of annual SHE plan execution.

Consults with Specialties leaders on plan execution improvement opportunities.

  • Ensures local SHE capability building so that sites can assess and control SHE risks in line with center-developed tools and methodologies. Coaches and educates resources in classroom and “on the floor” settings to ensure high quality risk management and SHE routines. Audits / facilitates SHE self-assessments per center guidance.

  • Ensures timely onboarding of new site-based leaders so they understand their role in SHE and how and when to use various SHE-related systems (CHEFs, First Advantage, DriveCam, APSM, etc.).

  • Provides input to Corporate SHE Excellence team on center-developed tools to help ensure their practicality, user

friendliness, and effectiveness in managing SHE risk and implementing SHE routines. Specifically supports Corporate SHE Excellence in the development of risk-based tools targeted to Specialties operations (manufacturing).

  • Leads assigned SHE incident investigations as directed by SHE Field Leader, Corporate leadership and internal counsel. Investigates Ethics Line concerns as requested.

  • Owns one or more company-wide SHE initiatives as assigned (may include SHE systems, special events, specific vendor relationships, etc.).

  • Models high ethical standards and employee advocacy reinforcing the “You Matter” mindset.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Science, SHE field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Professional certification (CSP, CIH, PE) highly desirable.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of increasingly responsible experience in the manufacturing, foodservice, and / or distribution industries that spans Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Transportation Safety, and Environmental Management. Multi-site responsibility and supervisory experience also required. Experience with union environments desirable.


  • Communicates passion and energy for SHE and the business. Is a strong change agent that can move the organization steadily toward SHE excellence.

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, influences key stakeholders, and builds coalitions with individuals at all levels. Develops collaborative relationships with functional leaders.

  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong ability to influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and facilitate among a diverse group of individuals.

  • Possesses effective organizational, project management, and analytical skills and can facilitate sound decision-making.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and to work effectively under pressure with tight timelines and demanding customer expectations. Is highly adaptive and able to function well within a fast-paced environment.

  • Knowledge of various SHE federal and state laws and regulations (OSHA, DOT, EPA) and industry benchmarking


  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Ability to travel up to 70%.


EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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