Perennially, Mars has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work. Our associates make this happen and we believe that they are our best asset, therefore protecting their safety and the communities in which we operate are paramount. As such, at Mars, Safety and Environmental Stewardship are primary business values of which the company prides itself. Through development of an overall Safety, Security and Environmental Management System Mars has driven this value into the organization. The site Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Specialist plays an essential role in this Management System through hands on execution of the Global / Regional HSE Standards, driving a winning HSE culture and driving associate involvement.
The Site HSE Specialist reports to Site HSE Manager and is responsible for the development, management and execution of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security responsibilities within the confines of the site. This critical role understands the interworking relationship between HSE and productivity, profits, associate engagement and retention. This role will primarily focus on Environmental initiatives, but depending upon the needs of the site, this role could also focus on Safety and Security initiatives.
Incumbent is the site execution leader of HSE activities within their operating site. The site HSE Specialist works with the Site HSE manager and collaborates with other site representatives to ensure the overall corporate HSE strategy is refined for the site and executed minimizing the Company’s general liability and exposure to environmental and safety compliance risks.
This position is not only accountable for ensuring compliance with national and local HSE laws, regulations and Corporate HSE Standards, but for driving the Mars HSE Culture at the site. This position is responsible for translating and executing the site’s overall HSE strategy (as set by the site HSE Manager and Corporate HSE Team), executing and improving on site policies and procedures which are consistent with the Company’s vision, mission and values, driving the HSE Culture of the site, collaborating and supporting on non-HSE site critical issues, and championing external efforts to ensure safety and environmental stewardship in the communities in which Mars operates.
Principal Accountabilities – Core:
Ensure site maintains continuous “audit ready” state of compliance with company and governmental HSE Standards.
Responsible for the development, deployment of all Company HSE Standards as they specifically apply to the site.
Accountable for the execution of all site Environmental Permit Compliance, which include: Air Quality Management (i.e. Title V Program), Storm Water Management, Water Quality Management, Spill Control, and Waste Water. Ensures all testing, submittals and payments required through permits and company standards are met on time.
Executes proper management of the site’s Waste Management activities to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company regulations and standards.
Maintains the onsite environmental manuals and updates according to Mars standard and schedule.
Ensures all shipments of hazardous materials and wastes are in done in compliance with DOT regulations.
Develop and deploy the site specific HSE programs and plans to position the site as a best in class organization.
Delivers training and coaching to establish clear understanding by all site associates on HSE expectations.
Leads the effective implementation and utilization of risk assessment and risk prediction processes at the site and drives for appropriate mitigation measures to lower site environmental and safety risks. Ensures effective communication and understanding by all affected associates.
Develops a prioritized, multi-tiered risk based prioritization plan. Works with site and central resources to execute on plan.
Ensures investigation of all HSE related incidents utilizing specific tools to drive to root cause and identify actions to prevent recurrence. Drives completion of recognized corrective actions to prevent incident recurrence are effectively implemented, this includes execution of corrective actions developed from other site incidents.
Serves as a site level HSE technical expert, providing technical expertise/coaching as needed in all areas and initiatives of the function including capital project review and risks management associated with non-capital modifications.
Uses a data driven approach to manage, modify and prioritize site HSE direction. Shares and uses data to influence, motivate, measure and drive continuous improvement. Upwardly communicate performance toward company goals for safety and the environment.
Provides and collaborates with onsite temporary labor management to ensure HSE goals are mutually met.
Ensures project managers are accountable for proper management of contactors.
Principal Accountabilities – Support:
Contribute as necessary to site efforts to measure and improve process safety, industrial hygiene, security and emergency preparedness.
Supports the site management team to foster a caring culture where safety, health and environment are ingrained as a core value equal to other business functions within the site.
Partners with other key functions on initiatives including Engineering, Operations, P&O, Quality, S&F to develop and deliver site based goals and plans.
Collaborates with Occupational Health and Wellness Management team to ensure effective injury case management process is fully implemented, well understood and functioning as desired.
Assists the site Behavior Based Safety effort. Although this program is associate led, the site HSE Specialist will provide the team with the needed influence and guidance to be successful.
Effectively leads, coaches and develops operations line supervision to be effective HSE leaders/coaches in their respective positions.
Collaborates with third party risk control experts to ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards on new projects.
Support audit efforts to maintain and improve favorable site risk ratings.
Operating Environment and Guidance:
The two fundamental policies which guide the Site HSE Specialist include the Mars Global HSE Management System and the Global Asset Conservation Manual. These documents outline the corporation’s commitment to responsible management of Safety, Environmental/Sustainability, and Security and Asset Conservation Risk issues. The site HSE Specialist is expected to solve a range of defined and/or complex problems and analyzes solutions using defined and standard procedures. It is expected that this role can self-manage with a moderate level of guidance and direction. The discipline of HSE management is governed by a diverse set of standards and requirements (this includes corporate, industry/consensus and legislative). This position requires the incumbent to effectively prioritize and communicate these matters to all levels of the organization, across a diverse set of site based teams. Requires knowledge of other job families and how these relate to current role. Further, understanding of key business drivers and its relation to the role is equally important.
The position requires that the incumbent fully understand and participate in the execution of:
The Global HSE Management System
MARS Asset Conservation Manual
MARS, Incorporated Facilities Manual
The application of the Five Principles of MARS as relates to HSE
Legislation (OSHA, EPA, DEP, DOT, FDA, etc.)
Training and Development
Site/business specific procedures
This position requires the incumbent to set the framework for the analysis and effective communication of solutions of problems from both a quantitative and qualitative standpoint. This includes the use of a personal computer.
Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in science (ex. engineering, chemistry, environmental sciences, safety, IH, etc.) is preferred.
1-5 years of experience in implementing safety, environmental and/or industrial hygiene programs in a manufacturing arena.
Demonstrated leadership in driving a program/system of environmental or safety in a manufacturing environment.
Basic knowledge of food manufacturing and GMP a plus.
Strong HSE regulatory knowledge and expertise required including EPA, OSHA and DOT.
Experience with hazard recognition, behavioral-based safety, job hazard analysis and Process Hazards Analysis desired.
Must have the ability to positively influence safe behaviors; experience in deploying behavior based safety systems is a plus.
Ability to interact with site level manufacturing/business management, community, elected officials and non-government organizations as well as, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Strong written and verbal communication skills including a high level of comfort developing and delivering training and motivational presentations to all levels of associates is a must.
Experience in management of Security function is a plus.
Recognized third party certification (CSP and/or CIH) is a plus.
Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR...®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.