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Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager

Looking for a Career for Good? 

Puratos is a global purpose-driven company focused on bringing people together through food innovation for good. We offer a full range of innovative food ingredients and services for the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, serving artisans, retailers, industrial and food service companies in over 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit, and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical. 


If you are a solution oriented and analytical thinker with a passion for leading and inspiring people, we invite you to experience the magic of being yourself and join us for “a career for good.” 


Position Overview: 

In support of operational excellence, the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager provides “hands on” behavior based safety leadership and direction to the company across all Puratos USA facilities through the development and implementation of appropriate safety policies, procedures and programs.  As a key change agent, this role increases safety awareness and continuously improves corporate and individual site safety performance while also optimizing productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Leads regular safety audits, ensures accident investigation & reporting procedures are in place and followed, and maintains robust record keeping and KPI reporting processes to effectively reduce risks. This position develops and delivers detailed and specialized safety training programs for new and existing employees to embed a behavior-based safety culture including but not limited to lock out / tag out, hazard communication, emergency response programs, confined space entry, contractor control, fall protection, and evacuation procedures, WHMIS, Safe Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and Job Safety Analysis.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of safety policies, practices and procedures throughout a network of company facilities in compliance with governmental regulations including Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to OSHA.
  • Lead the development of and provide guidance regarding facility specific issues relative to safety programs and practices
  • Monitor new legislation as it relates to safety standards and practices and facilitate changes, as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with Group Risk and Safety to implement group programs locally as required and supports the Group in creation of standards, best practices and activities to continuously improve the safety culture company wide.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary group and be a team leader.
  • Identify, investigate, report and provide guidance relative to root causes, corrective actions (RCCA) for incidents, employee safety programs and regulatory compliance relative to safety.
  • Develop materials necessary for a comprehensive employee and supervisor safety training program, including training modules designed to meet or exceed the safety goals of the organization.
  • Develop and implement solutions for emergency preparedness plans for company sites.
  • Monitor and analyze safety trends and implement programs designed to continuously improve company results.
  • Implement standards of performance, benchmarks and key performance indicators that allow accurate measurement of performance and improvement.
  • Assist in the development of consistent pre-employment training and practices.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and technical support to operations management and safety committees to embed a behavior-based safety culture.
  • Act as a contact for various state and local regulatory agencies regarding matters involving safety.
  • Assist in the development and administration of company safety incentive programs, including the evaluation of the effectiveness of such programs in positively changing employee safety behavior.
  • Assist in ensuring consistency in the policies and practices being employed at each company facility, where practical.
  • Other projects and responsibilities as may be assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 3-7 years experience in safety or a related discipline preferred driving cultural change in safety.
  • Strong working knowledge of OSHA regulations as well as other regulatory standards including, but not limited to NFPA and DOT.
  • Knowledge of Food Processing Manufacturing environment.
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, change management and time management skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Federal regulations and various State laws regarding safety compliance.
  • Multiple locations experience a plus.
  • Proficient in personal computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience in training in a group environment.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities across multiple projects / sites and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Works independently and has a strong ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization skills.