Senior EHS Representative

Chicago, Illinois

EHS Senior Representative

This position contributes to the success of the Pepsi North America Beverages (PNAB) by ensuring regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, and DOT), accident prevention and after injury management. This will work to support implementation of the NAB EHS Management System at the Chicago Manufacturing & Warehouse (M&W) location. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert in employee safety and environmental regulations as well as have OSHA, EPA, and DOT compliance experience and be highly skilled at implementing processes that will lead to sustained EHS performance improvements

This person is responsible for deploying, implementing, and leading the EHS agenda by supporting the location manufacturing teams with integration of safety and environmental programs, Workers' Compensation, prevention efforts, and regulatory compliance into everyday work life. The EHS Senior Resource has responsibility to analyze accident data and develop and implement actionable safety/environmental solutions. The candidate is expected to provide collaborative, proactive, and creative problem solving abilities to develop best-in-class EHS programs for the improvement of the overall strategy and EHS management system.

Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

  • Implement, execute, ensure compliance with the Pepsi - North American Beverages EHS policies and procedures, and all federal, state, and local OSHA/EPA/DOT regulations (i.e. Lockout, Haz Com, Machine Safety, SARA, RCRA, etc.)

  • Manage local EHS budget

  • Lead the development and implementation of the EHS Annual Operating Plans and EHS Action Plans for the location

  • Achieve annual targets rates for Lost Time, Recordable, Severity, and Environmental

  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state occupational safety and environmental regulations

  • Develop, implement, execute, and manage strategies to prevent workplace injuries, environmental incidents

  • Demonstrate solid employee relations experience, interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

  • Display strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills

  • Demonstrate professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader by influencing all levels of the organization to drive continuous improvement in safety performance

  • Conduct EHS activities such as training/auditing/assessing to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory agency requirements, Zero Zone Management System standards, Emergency Response and internal PepsiCo EHS procedures

  • Perform risk assessments and assist in the implementation of effective physical and/or behavioral control measures. Recognize and verify the effectiveness of in-place control measures

  • Identify unsafe equipment operation and conditions while demonstrating knowledge of appropriate corrective action for unsafe conditions or equipment use

  • Exercise a leadership, coordination, and communication role with the location leadership to drive continuous EHS improvement across the location

  • Complete root cause analyses and develop corrective action plans to address root basic causes and management system weak-spots through the use of industry-recognized cause analysis techniques

    Qualifications / Requirements :

    • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years’ work experience in EHS

    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking skills and presence in meetings and training environments

    • Ability to:

    • make and deliver training presentations

      • work collaboratively with colleagues to create a results driven, team oriented environment

      • maintain confidentiality

      • make independent decisions

      • demonstrate excellent organizational skills

      • use PC and related software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

      • handle multiple priorities and meet critical deadlines

    Preferred Job Qualifications:

    • Safety management experience in a related industry, including consumer packaged goods, distribution/transportation, manufacturing or grocery industry

    • Safety degree and/or related certification

    • Knowledge and experience with EHS Management systems and their deployment

    • EHS auditing

    • ASP, CSP, CIH, and/or CHMM desirable

      Compensation and Benefits:

    • Expected salary range is $68,000-$98,600

    • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement

    • Other benefits, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan