- Leadership Experience
- Food Service
- FDA Regulations
ABOUT US: Uwajimaya, Inc. is the largest Asian grocery/gift store in the Pacific Northwest. As an iconic family-owned business with deep roots in the Northwest, we are committed to supporting and sharing traditions and building communities.
Our mission is to be the premier location where patrons will come to experience Asian cultures and foods through an impressive variety of high-quality products from around the world. Uwajimaya prides itself in providing exceptional customer service and is in the business of creating moments of ease, discovery and delight by providing Asian culture, experiences and goods to the communities we serve.
Safety Manager's main responsibilities are:
The EHS Manager is responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) programs and activities directed towards continuous improvement of safety and food safety performance for Uwajimaya, Inc. Provides regulatory and technical guidance to all sites management. Maintains effective relationships and collaborates with management on all EHS matters and regulatory programs. Plans, directs, and implements organization health and safety programs to ensure safe, healthy, and accident-free environments.
The EHS Manager is a member of the senior leadership team, and works independently. Responsibilities include training and internal consulting activities with all employees, management and stakeholders. Works to reduce the risk of industrial injury/illness and property damage as well as food safety hazards. Plans, coordinates and integrates EHS into company processes and standard work. Collaborates and is a partner to Human Resources team in managing employee leave activity, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for safety and EHS budget and EHS performance to plan.
A minimum of (5) years’ experience including a minimum of two (2) years of leadership experience.
Industrial and/or retail food services background preferred.
One or more safety or ergonomic-related professional certifications desired.
Comprehensive knowledge of the OSHA, EPA, DOT, FDA and USDA regulations. Experience in the interpretation of local and WA and OR state environmental and safety standards.
Strong understanding of Ready to Eat, perishable foods and fresh produce manufacturing.
Demonstrated experience in the integration of EHS into company processes preferred.