Wayfair Careers

Regional Safety Manager

Cranbury, New Jersey
Supply Chain & Logistics - Warehousing/Distribution

Job Description

Regional Safety Manager

We are Wayfair; we deliver a best-in-class customer experience in the furniture and home space, and we’ve been busy building a best-in-class logistics network that allows us to delight customers by speeding up deliveries, adding services, and reducing damage using our own physical, asset-based warehouses. The Logistics Safety Team is responsible for driving our safety program initiatives across our entire distribution network. We are continuously evolving our culture through an inclusive approach to health and safety with the intent to reduce the probability and severity of work related injuries and illnesses, while ensuring compliance and adding value to the overall operation. This is a dynamic, hands-on, cross-functional team, and we are looking for strategic and passionate people to join us on this mission at Wayfair!

What You’ll Do

  • The Regional Safety Manager will lead a team of site level Safety Supervisors to help create and sustain the safety culture at Wayfair.
  • Support the overall safety strategy through partnership on development, implementation, and sustainability of safety programs.
  • Support Site Supervisors in the implementation and adherence to all aspects of the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), including any/all associated programs.
  • Ensure site leadership and associates understand their responsibilities under the IIPP and other safety programs. 
  • Ensure regional team has prioritized work load to support the reduction of probability and severity of injuries, as well as to support the overall safety strategy.
  • Ensure actions align with the overall safety strategy when possible, to gain standardization across all regions.
  • Ensure compliance with state & federal law as it applies to Life Safety, Lockout Tagout, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Vehicles, Electrical Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and other programs as described in 29 CFR.
  • Ensure all required safety records, such as the OSHA 300 logs are accurately maintained in accordance with the law.
  • Accurately report metrics to local and network leadership.
  • Develop regional prevention plans that reduce risk, reduce the onset of injuries along with the direct/indirect costs attributed to them.
  • Analyze metrics and review incident trends to discover opportunities for allocating the appropriate resources to areas where risk is greatest.
  • Partner with Safety Team for soft tissue injury reduction efforts by proactively developing initiatives based on the exposures identified in each task (force, posture, and repetition). This should be achieved in an organized fashion and in partnership with Safety, Operations, and Engineering teams.
  • Audit training quality, delivery, and effectiveness.
  • Partner with necessary business partners to develop innovative solutions to promote associate involvement in health and safety programs.
  • Partner with Talent Management on workers’ compensation program administration.
  • Be fiscally responsible and monitor costs and budgets as needed.
  • Partner with Director of Safety and other Regional Managers to leverage safety and environmental best practices into overall standards.
  • Other related duties as assigned or required.

What You’ll Need

  • Accredited safety education program completion or related safety management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in occupational safety methods, standards and practices and knowledge/experience with local, state and federal regulations, specifically OSHA 29 CFR 1910.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels in organization.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and achieve results.
  • Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
  • Lead, develop, mentor, and direct site Safety Supervisors and experience managing direct report(s).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple projects, and set priorities.
  • Distribution Center or Manufacturing Safety experience and experience leading change in a single or multi-site environment.
  • Flexible regarding shift work and the ability to travel within region, up to 50%.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in safety or environmental health.
  • 7+ years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety or related field within a distribution or manufacturing environment, preferred.
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