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US Foods Sr Manager Safety, Health, Environment (Southeast) in Fort Mill/Rock Hill, South Carolina

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The foundation that allows us to deliver on our strategy is The US Foods Way, which describes How We Live, through our Cultural Beliefs; How We Work, through our commitment to Continuous Improvement; and How We Lead, through our Leadership Behaviors.


The Sr. Manager Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) guides consistent execution of SHE risk reduction efforts across multiple markets within region. This position deploys center developed SHE tools and methodologies to the field and aligns local leadership to annual SHE tactics that support overall strategy. Builds local level SHE capabilities that results in high quality SHE risk management. Additionally, this position provides proactive technical and regulatory SHE guidance and responds to issues on an as-needed basis. Serves as the backup to the Leader, leads region-wide initiatives and supports company-wide initiatives as assigned.

(This role can be located anywhere in the Southeast Region.)


  • Builds alignment among assigned locations to consistently implement center-developed SHE initiatives against established timelines. Explains intent and desired outcomes of SHE initiatives to area and site stakeholders to improve understanding, gain acceptance, and build momentum.

  • Provides ready, high quality, and proactive SHE support to assigned Markets. Regularly follows up with and coaches sites to ensure necessary follow-through.

  • Assists sites with SHE troubleshooting, problem-solves SHE challenges, clarifies SHE regulatory requirements, and answers technical SHE questions to minimize SHE exposures.

  • Drives multiple local level SHE execution to reduce SHE risk exposures, deepen SHE cultural engagement, and achieve regulatory compliance. Regularly monitors and reports annual SHE plan execution for assigned sites. Consults with site, area, and region leaders on plan execution improvement opportunities.

  • Builds local SHE capability building so that sites can assess and control SHE risks in line with center-developed tools and methodologies. Coaches and educates resources in classroom and “on the floor” settings to ensure high quality SHE risk management and routines. Audits / facilitates SHE self-assessments.

  • Delivers timely onboarding of new leaders (e.g., Supervisors, Managers, Directors, VPOs) so that they understand their role in SHE and how and when to use various SHE-related systems (ProcessMap system, First Advantage, DriveCam, Ammonia Process Safety Management, etc.).

  • Tracks and supports site level SHE actions (e.g., Driver Qualification status, incident management, DriveCam events, Safety Performance Teams, SHE training, etc.) to ensure ongoing compliance and appropriate follow-up.

  • Leads assigned SHE incident investigations as directed by Region and / or Corporate leadership and internal counsel. Investigates Ethics Line concerns as requested. Supports local regulatory interactions (OSHA and EPA inspections, OSHA complaints, DOT inquiries, etc.).

  • Serves as the backup for SHE Leader - Region and stays abreast of region-wide priorities affecting SHE. Leads key region SHE initiatives and provides input and support to company-wide SHE initiatives as assigned.

  • Models high ethical standards and employee advocacy reinforcing the “We Care” mindset.

  • Ability to travel up to 75%.


Education/Training :

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Science, or SHE field. May consider lesser degree and demonstrated equivalent experience.

  • Professional certification (CSP, CIH, PE) or ability to become certified desired.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years demonstrated success in the manufacturing, foodservice and / or distribution industries that spans Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Transportation Safety and Environmental Management

  • Multi-site responsibility required

  • Experience with union environments preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Communication Skills: excellent written and oral communication skills and strong executive presence, to build credibility and share passion for SHE and the business

  • Influence Skills : strong ability to influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts and facilitate change among a diverse group of individuals

  • Strategic Thinking: brings creative approaches to risk diagnosis and mitigation; active learner able to quickly understand relevant risks associated with tactics

  • Adaptable: can navigate the organization through complex and diverse situations and works effectively under pressure

  • Project Management: project coordination, prioritization and planning skills in order to manage scheduling, resources, scope, budget, risks/issues and communication 

  • Safety, Health, Environment Knowledge: knowledge of various SHE federal and state laws and regulations (OSHA, DOT, EPA) and industry benchmarking metrics


EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we’re providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials.

US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here .

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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