OHSE Programs Manager, Americas

Amcor - Chicago, IL3.8

OHSE Programs Manager

Location: Buffalo Grove (suburb of Chicago) IL, Miramar (suburb of Miami) FL or US plant based

Reports to: AFA OHSE Director

Job Overview: As OHSE Programs Manager you will provide Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment program management across AFA (Amcor Flexibles America). Your role will be to ensure compliance with applicable requirements and identify any gaps which need action. As OHSE Programs Manager you will also develop and maintain policies/procedures, lead coordination of risk assessments and audits, implement systems for reporting/tracking mechanisms action items, support incident investigations and lead routine OHSE reporting, analysis, and communication.

Job Dimensions:
The nature of the role involves ensuring execution of OHSE programs across all AFA sites. Although essentially an advisory role (with no direct reports and OHSE at all times the responsibility of line management), the OHSE Program Manager must be highly influential and have the managerial courage when necessary to assert themselves and drive OHSE as a core value in the business.
The OHSE Program Manager is also a member of the OHSE network in Amcor, with a direct reporting responsibility into the OHSE functional head for AFA.
This role will require travel up to 30%

Principal Accountabilities:
Develop, communicate, and maintain policies/procedure to ensure regulatory compliance and safe design/operation of AFA facilities
Coordinate audits (internal, third-party) across AFA to capture gaps and action items
Support development of a system to centrally track OHSE actions across AFA. Develop routine reporting to monitor/communicate action item status and closure rate
Support completion of review for all injuries and serious near misses, and ensure reporting is done in a timely and accurate manner
Owning the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, etc. Provide routine reporting for OHSE performance vs. targets, identify key trends, and tracking of key actions
Analyze key metrics to uncover trends and root causes that inform actionable business recommendations
Track key BG initiatives and support sites on its execution
Manage company compliance efforts with applicable local, federal and international regulations for NA operations
Stay abreast of current OHSE information including EHS laws, regulations, benchmarking studies, industry best practices. Communicate to all stakeholders any relevant changes in regulations or industrial trends/best practices
Support NA plants on OHSE regulatory aspects
Coordinate proactive risk analysis with tools to identify hazards and focus area to mitigate risks
Evaluate technical/R&D/capital projects to ensure design, installation, and operation meet regulatory requirements and internal standards for safety/environment
Ensure required training is clearly developed/communicated, monitor and report on training completion to help drive execution
Provide OHSE training where needed (with focus on compliance/regulatory training in NA operations)
Participate on global OHSE specific teams (e.g. Fire, Sharps) as needed
Provide support for effective implementation of fire safety directives and initiatives such as ATEX (explosive atmospheres) and fire protection systems
As a member of the OHSE central team, contribute to the development of strategic initiatives, policies and practices whilst ensuring active exchange of best practice between the different Amcor businesses

Major challenges & complexities:
Lean organization
Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
Working with teams across various geographies
Able to work with a high level of autonomy
Challenge status quo
Influence and lead without direct reporting relationship

Plant GM’s and plant management teams
Plant co-workers
Other Business Group OHSE teams
Local US regulators
Trade bodies (FPA, SPE, SPI)
Insurers (AIG, Travelers)


Must have relevant manufacturing experience
CSP or CSM is preferred
Multi-site EH&S (Environmental Health & Safety) management experience highly preferred
Experience working with external regulatory agencies is required
Ergonomic analysis and application experience

Knowledge & Experience:
4+ years of experience in an EHS management role in a manufacturing environment
Broad/extensive knowledge of EPA, OSHA, and DOT rules and regulations
Basic understanding of industrial ergonomic principles
ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification experience is preferred
Knowledgeable of OSHA, EPA, NFPA and ANSI standards
Experience with “critical safe work practices” (LOTO, machinery guarding, confined space entries, work at heights, electrical works, etc.)

Education & Certifications:
BS or MS in engineering, environmental, safety management, industrial hygiene, or related field of study

Strong oral and written language proficiency in English
Spanish and Portuguese language skills preferred
OHSA management, or equivalent work related experience
Must possess excellent facilitation/training skills, as well as strong project management
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with all level of management/personnel, fostering cooperative relationships and a cohesive management / teambuilding culture
Ability to analytically resolve technical and logistical issues
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing multiple assignments/projects simultaneously

Why work at Amcor?

We value safety, integrity, collaboration, accountability and results and out performance
Amcor is a growing company which means career opportunities both locally and internationally
The environment is better off because of our leadership and products
We offer world class benefits including annual bonus opportunities; including various retirement savings/voluntary pension plans (vary depending on country)
We value diversity. With sites in over 40 countries around the world, you have the unique opportunity to work and grow with a multi-cultural team

Keywords: OHSE, EHS, Packaging, Flexible Packaging, OSHA, Manufacturing, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, ISO14001, OHS 18001, Project Management, Process Improvement, Ergonomics, Safety Audit, Safety Culture.

Application Process:
To apply to this position, please apply on our website at www.amcor.com , or if any inquiries please email fbuf.buffalogrovejobs@amcor.com.

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About Amcor

Amcor (ASX: AMC; www.amcor.com ) is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains, through a broad range of flexible packaging, containers, cartons, closures and services. The company's 35,000 people generate more than US$9billion in sales from operations that span 200-plus locations in more than 40 countries.

AFA Overview

With 16 plants in the Americas operating in 6 countries, Amcor Flexibles Americas (AFA), a business group of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the medical, pharma, personal care, and food markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit www.amcor.com .

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