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Post Holdings Health Safety Environmental Security Manager in Northfield, Minnesota



Job Title: Environmental, Health, & Safety Manager

Department: Operations

Reports to: Plant Manager

Location: Northfield Campus

FLSA status: Salaried Exempt

Backup: Director, Corporate Risk and Safety Mgmt


This individual is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of environmental, health & safety programs at plant and distribution center locations for PCB. The individual will provide expertise in the areas of environmental and safety compliance, training, risk management, industrial hygiene, program design and development. Assistance will also be provided to other locations on an as-needed basis. Support, implement, and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF. Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.


  1. Implement programs and oversee systems to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local ordinances pertaining to environmental and safety regulations.

  2. Manage and direct teams in the implementation of the company’s internal EHS management system.

  3. Coordinate overall strategies, budgeting, and programs, including personnel safety, regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, environmental sustainability, loss control, regulatory reporting, improvement projects, training and regulatory liason work.

  4. Provide strategic and tactical leadership of company business systems (e.g. behavior-based safety, crisis management, etc.)

  5. Facilitate attainment of EHS objectives through leadership and delegation utilizing systems and feedback on performance by objective quantifiable measures.

  6. Assist line and staff management with implementation of safety policies.

  7. Provide tools for production staff and management to identify hazardous conditions and practices and develops hazard control programs.

  8. Assist in accident investigations with line supervisors as requested, and assure timely follow-up.

  9. Plans and directs industrial hygiene services.

  10. Assesses new developments in the safety and health field that may have application to the company’s operation.

  11. Work with production staff to develop accident prevention plans.

  12. Provide direction and support to the company’s safety committees.

  13. Act as ranking company representative in dealing with government agencies on environmental, safety and health matters.

  14. Coordinate the development of environmental and safety training and oversee maintenance of documentation and records.

  15. Provide guidance for the incident management process including: accident reporting, corrective action, worker compensation claims, return to work program, and OSHA Recordkeeping.

  16. Support internal and external audit processes to ensure ongoing compliance at all facilities.


Education: Four-year college degree in occupational safety and health management or in a related field (masters degree and Certified Safety Professional desirable).

Experience: Minimum of five years health, safety and enviromental management experience in a manufacturing environment (experience in a multi-plant environment desirable). Key areas of experience: program development, training development and delivery, safety audits, behavioral safety, and ergonomics. Worker’s compensation and OSHA recordkeeping experience desirable. .

Skills: Ability to manage multiple programs with conflicting priorities. Possess excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Interact effectively with all levels employees and management. Ability to influence people and process without having direct authority. Must be able to read, write, and communicate in the English language.



Internal: Works with all levels of the organization to identify, prioritize and address all environmental and safety-related issues. Facilitate safety communication between departments and employees. Individual will have working relationships with hourly employees and management at all facilities.

External: Maintains and develops relationships with professional peers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and federal/state/local government agencies. Agencies include: EPA, OSHA, DOT, State, City, and County agencies.

Problem solving:

  1. Must plan and execute programs to ensure that the Company is in compliance with all federal, state, and local authorities.

  2. Must ensure that strategies align with company business objectives and values.

  3. Must put systems in place to proactively analyze operations for potential risk and prioritize improvement efforts.

  4. Must be able to identify improvement opportunities and quickly develop tactical implementation plans and tracking mechanisms to ensure achievement of objectives.

  5. Must manage Company safety program: identify problems, analyze, and provide recommendations. Measure results, including cost savings.

  6. Must communicate safety risk levels to all areas of the organization.

  7. Must plan, coordinate, and execute required training to appropriate personnel.


Work Structure: Works under the general guidance of the Health, Safety, Environment & Security Director (i.e. “dotted line”). Incumbent develops plans and organizes own work to accomplish objectives.

Responsibilities: Individual is responsible for ensuring that the Company is in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Individual represents Company at all environmental and safety regulatory proceedings. Responsible for the development and administration of Company wide safety policies, procedures, and programs. Individual must facilitate the development of effective safety training. Responsible for safety budget.

A high degree of attention to detail is required. Effect of error could be very significant, resulting in regulatory violations with monetary penalties and negative publicity.




  • Bachelors or better in Other

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)