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Sysco EHS Leader in Fargo, North Dakota


US0195 Sysco North Dakota, Inc.

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Minimum Level of Education:

Master's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%


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Job Summary:

The responsibility of this role is to provide intermediate-level site EHS expertise to assigned business units, support the field safety team, and partner with EHS function to implement the global EHS management system.

The role aims to accomplish the following:

Supporting their sites in executing on various EHS processes including: EHS-related training, environmental compliance, occupational health and safety, workers' compensation, transportation safety, contractor management, and business continuity. Identifying, assessing, and controlling workplace hazards.

Escalating resistance/challenges to leadership and direct line manager to facilitate problem solving.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute injury prevention programs/initiatives to motivate and influence the creation of a world class safety culture and minimize injury risk.

  • Identify, assess, and control site-level hazards, including supporting Supervisors and direct line leaders in the investigation of incidents and completion of detailed incident investigation reports with root cause analyses.

  • Manage, deliver, and track compliance training programs as required by both regulatory agencies and Sysco policy. Identify gaps and opportunities for training compliance and delivery based on injury trends, KPIs, and risk assessments.

  • Support the workers' compensation claims process by completing OSHA determinations, identifying gaps in claims management, and promoting safe and early return to work as well as any other requirements related to general liability, motor vehicle, and property damage claims.

  • Partner and collaborate with all functional leaders to influence and help manage EHS resources, projects, and business decisions.

  • Provide input on the design of standardized safety systems, policies, training, campaigns and programs to reduce corporate and human capital risk, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

  • Support environmental compliance and claims programs (workers compensation, general liability, motor vehicle, property damage).

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in EHS, Risk Management/ Safety/ Industrial/ Quality/ Environmental Engineering or a closely related field is required.

Education Preferred:

Master's degree with major course work in EHS, Risk Management/ Safety/ Industrial/ Quality/ Environmental Engineering or a close related field is required.

Experience Required:

3+ years of EHS program management experience with large national or multi-national companies with multiple sites.

Experience Preferred:

3-6 years of progressive EHS program management experience with large national or multi-national companies with multiple sites.

Licenses/Certification Required:

Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation or ability to acquire designation within 1 year is preferred.

Licenses/Certification Preferred:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or other professionally recognized certifications in EHS (ISO 14001/ISO 45001) are highly desirable.

Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in and knowledge of federal, state, provincial, and local EHS requirements and industry standards/best practices (i.e. acts, regulations, codes, standards and case law), or ability to quickly learn same.

  • Strong skills in thoroughly researching regulatory and company requirements, and succinctly summarizing those requirements in simple language that is understandable to those outside of the EHS function.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact and influence effectively with all levels of management, employees, and customers and union members.

  • Understanding of culture building practices and strategy.

  • Actively drives performance and vehemently strives to solve problems and follow projects through to completion.

  • Confidence to ask for support (site/functional leadership) when faced with resistance, budgetary limitations, personal conflicts, or when the situation would otherwise benefit from it.

  • Ability to coordinate planning and collaboration with other business functions in a way that is mutually beneficial and drives continuous improvement.

  • Ability to drive a strong EHS philosophy and implement programs designed to effectively change behavior and prevent injury using data and research-driven methods.

  • Ability to analyze and independently resolve a variety of difficult situations and problems using timely decision making.

  • Actively drives performance and vehemently strives to strategically solve problems and follow projects through to completion.

  • Ability to analyze and independently resolve a variety of difficult situations and problems using timely decision making.

  • Adapts well to and initiates change in the organization.

Language Requirements:

English Required; Bilingual in Spanish highly valued.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to sit, stand, drive, travel by air, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear for 8 hours per day.

  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.

  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Must be able to work in various indoor, outdoor, freezer and cooler climates and driving conditions for a 24 hour, 7 days a week operation.

  • Occasional work from home.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues 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 their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


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This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.