Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Director,... Bridgestone Retail Operation
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Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Director,... Bridgestone Retail Operation
Ref No.: 17-24285
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries.

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.

Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BSRO) operates the world's largest chain of company-owned auto care and tire stores. With four retail brands and 2,200 stores nationwide, BSRO employs nearly 22,000 teammates. The company is part of Bridgestone Americas.

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.United States
  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Safety or Industrial Hygiene or equivalent plus 10 years environmental, safety and health experience or; Masters' in Engineering, Safety or Industrial Hygiene plus 7 years experience.
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills with demonstrated abilities to manage and develop a team of professionals and work collaboratively across the enterprise to drive EHSS strategic initiatives
  • Leadership experience coordinating organization-wide EHS efforts and managing a professional team providing site-level EHS support for multiple locations
  • Demonstrated ability in developing strategic approach for business operations to reduce environmental risk and injury and create a superior safety, health and environmental performance culture and effective safety, health and environmental practices

  • Administer comprehensive OSHA and EPA Compliance Programs through Management Leadership & Teammate Involvement, Worksite Analysis, Hazard Prevention and Control, and Environmental Health and Safety Training
  • Drive the operational implementation of EHSS strategies and initiatives in a way that builds a Company-wide culture of compliance, performance and reputation
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the business unit's EHSS function, including budget matters, supervision of teammates that report to this position, and internal /external communication
  • Design and execute, working with Human Resources, Operations and others as appropriate, education, training and awareness programs for teammates whose functions or responsibilities involve compliance with EHSS policies, laws or standards of conduct and ensures that all required training (OSHA, EPA, etc.) is completed
  • Maintain an effective system for identifying, reporting, investigating, tracking, and trending incidents and taking action to ensure appropriate countermeasures are implemented
  • Attend relevant industry conferences and professional meetings to maintain professional competencies and benchmark Company performance versus others; identify innovations and best practices and approaches and develop them to fit the Company.
  • Validates on-site field audits to evaluate retail locations and provides continuous feedback for improvement
  • Serve as EHSS Subject Matter Expert and coach others throughout Retail Operations
  • Direct EHSS emergency response activities
  • Provides guidance on regulatory/legislative matters (OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI, NFPA, EPA) and oversee government compliance inspections and activities.
  • Develop written programs, procedures and policies to ensure compliance
  • Promote and support the Business Unit's Line-Driven Safety Process
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide
Is there a bonus structure?
20% or higher
Are you open to sponsorship?
This position is:
New Position
Is there a possibility to work remote?
Is there equity?
Are there flexible work hours?
Does this position have direct reports?
Who does this position report to?
Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Must have prior leadership experience, specifically leading regionally based teams Must have EHS experience in either retail environment, overseeing EHS programs across multiple locations - also open to oil and gas background - not interested in solely manufacturing oversight Must have at least 10 years of experience with bachelors degree, masters degree preferred Particularly interested in candidate with enhanced experience with safety initiatives Strategic outlook, ability to lead and implement EHS programs
What are the nice-to-have skills?
Experience with implementing/advancing EHS technologies - what software programs have they used to advance EHS initiatives? Looking for more than just excel experience
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
New position within Bridgestone Americas supporting our Retail Operations which includes roughly 2,200 storefronts (Firestone Complete Auto Care, etc.). Leadership position with roughly 7 regionally based direct reports. Opportunity to enhance EHS program nationally and utilize strategic planning. Position is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Full relocation available. Target bonus of 20% with maximum potential of 40%.