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WestRock Safety Manager in Lanett, Alabama

About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at .

Safety Manager - Lanett, AL

3500 45th Street SW

Lanett, Alabama, 36863

United States

The O pportunity:

The Safety Manager will lead and manage the execution of our site’s safety, health & environmental programs and processes. This position will be responsible for overseeing the effective execution of safety & environmental technical requirements, development and successful implementation of safety & environmental processes, while leading a zero-injury safety culture that results in regulatory compliance and a safe workplace.

How you will impact WestRock:

● Provide safety and environmental leadership for 350+ employees in our local converting and warehousing operations

● Ensure safe and environmentally responsible working conditions

● Establish & maintain a positive safety culture based on execution excellence, continuous improvement, and employee engagement

● Establish & maintain safety & environmental compliance in alignment with regulatory and WestRock requirements.

● Participate as a member of the plant leadership team, leads the safety/environmental teams

● Align overall safety & environmental projects with annual business plan and objectives

● Develop and lead safety/environmental performance improvement project teams

● Lead internal audits of safety & environmental performance and processes

● Develop and administer safety & environmental training programs

● Collaborate with safety and environmental professionals within our corporate group to improve processes and ensure success within the local facility and share key learnings

● Ensure rigorous incident investigations, root cause analysis, thorough completed corrective actions, communications, and reporting

● Perform periodic reporting and presentations of training, incident reports, performance metrics, action items and results

● Interface with plant employees daily and follow up with actions as needed

● Key results of position: accurate, effective and compliant safety & environmental programs, employee safety ownership/participation rates >90%, zero serious injuries, zero environmental incidents, passing scores for internal/external safety/environmental audits, a workplace safety culture of relentless reduction in hazards and control of risk (measured by completed safety improvements.)

What you will need to Succeed:

● Bachelor’s degree in safety, engineering or other technical discipline

● Prefer 2+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment

● Ability to lead complex initiatives across multiple departments

● Ability to act as a change agent achieving results with urgency

● Able to organize multiple teams and actions items simultaneously - strong organizational and influencing skills

● Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills

● Ability to problem solve, organize, analyze and interpret data

● Ability to train, motivate, and coach employees

● Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint)

● Working knowledge of OSHA regulatory requirements

● As a member of the plant leadership team, ability to work on various other tasks/projects as required (beyond safety & environmental) to support the broader success of the business

● Ability to work nights and weekends occasionally as needed to support the 24 hours/7 days operation

● Travel Requirement Estimate: Up to 15% (As needed)

What we offer:

· Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

· Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

· An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

· A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Safety Manager