Director of Environmental Health & Safety in Tampa, FL at Signode

Date Posted: 5/4/2022

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Job Description

Director of Environmental Health & Safety-Tampa,FL

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Description/Job Summary


The Director of EHS will drive and support a world class safety culture for Signode Industrial Group, directly supporting North America locations and having a global influence through the sharing of best practices.  This individual will build relationships at local facilities and with key stakeholders within the various parts of the business in order to ensure the development of sustainable, behavioral based safety programs that also comply with laws and regulations.  This role will gather and analyze data on the effectiveness of programs and determine how to best focus and deploy resources. 

Additionally, this individual will manage environmental issues and determine appropriate courses of action to manage risk and address issues.  Understanding the changing environmental regulations, this person will develop programs to address issues, conduct due diligence for acquisitions, and direct outside consultants and counsel to address issues and meet reporting requirements.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Drive a “safety first” mindset and culture throughout the company
  • Partner with facility management teams to develop local capabilities to develop and manage behavioral based safety programs
  • Through site visits, proactively assess status of current safety programs, including compliance with regulatory requirements; work with local management to develop actionable plans as needed and follow up to review effectiveness of response(s)
  • Monitor changing safety regulations; inform/advise senior management of potential impact on operations, and develop programs, policies, and/or procedures to proactively address
  • Assess training needs of the organization and develop and implement targeted, specific programs, prioritizing programs that offer the most significant opportunities to drive safe work environments
  • Review equipment in capital expenditure projects to ensure any additions to the workplace meet safety standards for SIG
  • Provide guidance during workers compensation claim reviews, providing guidance on items such as light duty assessment, job modifications/accommodations, and return to work programs
  • Develop reporting and auditing practices in order to gather meaningful data that can be used to determine effectiveness of practices and programs and drive continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide timely regulatory compliance assistance to business units
  • Track and report on OSHA inspections including violations and penalties
  • Support legal department with regard to product safety provisions and litigation when needed
  • Develop Safety resource materials for posting on the EHS&S web site.


  • Monitor changing environmental regulations; inform/advise senior management of potential impact on operations, and develop programs, policies, and/or procedures to proactively address
  • Evaluate domestic and international acquisitions for environmental risk/liability; includes conducting and interpreting the results of Phase I and II investigations and working with management and counsel to negotiate favorable purchase agreements and terms reducing environmental risk
  • Assume that compliance may be needed with SEC reporting requirements including the new Conflict Minerals Requirements.
  • Manage and evaluate environmental investigations and, where required, site remediation; manage consultants, evaluate investigation work plans, and review remedial design plans to ensure that company needs are met in the most cost-effective manner
  • Assist with and/or support US EPA as well as foreign, state and local agency inspections
  • Meet and negotiate with various government agencies to obtain optimal resolution to environmental issues from both current and historical operations
  • Work with local contacts as needed on chemical product labeling requirements
  • Act as a conduit to outside consultants and environmental legal counsel; develop a solid network of resources and manage its use to meet needs of the company
  • Manage an environmental compliance audit program
  • Visit business units to assist in proactive assessment of their current environmental status and regulatory compliance
  • Respond to third party environmental claims and litigation 
  • Complete required environmental hazardous materials and product registration and filings including: Prop 65, Consumer Packaging Act, Department of Transportation registrations and new Heavy Metals requirements, among others

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific or engineering area (Master’s degree in an EHS discipline preferred)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience at a managerial or corporate EHS group level, including management of direct reports.
  • Practical experience must include familiarity with a broad range of EHS issues in the Americas.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; capable of interacting with co-workers, senior management, outside counsel, third parties, and other external contacts.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to pursue projects to completion with a minimum of input or direction, take initiative in creating and improving work processes, and work effectively on a variety of simultaneously active issues with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment regarding matters within specialty area
  • Ability to understand the realities of doing business and to function in a fast-paced, globally decentralized environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to build consensus
  • Displays strong leadership skills and the ability to be perceived as a subject matter expert with the sound judgment to resolve a wide range of EHS issues and set clear guidelines for the businesses
  • Ability to travel 35-30%



  • 2-4-year college degree in relevant area of expertise.
  • OSHA 10 and 30 certifications
  • Other industry certifications desired where applicable

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.


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