Senior EHS Manager - Professional in Flower Mound, TX at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/14/2019

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The Senior EHS Manager supports the development, implementation, and execution of proactive safety programs for Advance Auto Parts Professional (AutoPart International and WorldPac) distribution centers and store/branch locations in North America which conform to Company safety philosophies, goals, and regulatory compliance requirements (US & Canadian federal, state, provinces).  The Senior EHS Manager designs and leads the implementation of safety strategies to prevent, reduce, and/or avoid losses that impact Team Members , drivers, customers, third parties, and business continuity.  This position will also deploy and hold the field accountable for all enterprise environmental programs.  This position will report to the Director of EHS – Programs, Governance, and Culture.  Partners closely with the Professional business leaders and participates in business leadership team meetings.   This position will act as the Environmental, Health, and Safety subject matter expert for the professional distribution centers and store/branch locations and will work directly with distribution centers Operations Directors and store/branch GM to deploy safety and environmental programs. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following an other duties, as assigned.

Develop specific loss control strategies in conjunction with the EHS Leadership Team on a strategic and tactical basis to prevent and reduce hazards and losses for the professional business units.

Identify common safety/health hazards within the organization’s operations and establish guidelines for protection from those hazards. 

Develop, implement, manage, and measure various internal safety programs/activities and compliance activities related to, but not including the OSHA, DOT, & other governmental safety regulations & programs.

Implement, manage, and measure various internal environmental programs and compliance activities related to EPA, DOT, DHS, and other governmental environmental regulations & programs.

Design, implement, and coordinate regulatory compliance activities, safety meetings, training programs, and any additional information or materials required for such.

Formulate, implement, and manage general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or store/branch personnel that are in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations including addressing non-compliance issues.

Develop and manage internal partner relationships relating to safety and risk programs; for example: supply chain, internal audit, facilities, human resources, asset protection, real estate, legal, and operations.

Develop and manage external partner relationships relating to safety and risk programs; for example: safety equipment and supplies, personal protection vendors and claim handling partners.

Actively participate in external Safety & Risk organizational groups to benchmark and develop existing internal Safety & Risk programs.

Support Emergency Action Plans (EAP) and Business Continuity Plans (BCP) for supply chain and transportation procedures.  Participate in hurricane preparedness storm tracking and conference calls.

Develop and maintain proactive and effective property protection controls, including fire protection standards & controls, disaster and business continuity plans and training along with coordinating external fire & HPR (highly protected risks) inspections.

Design and communicate loss trends to each business unit effectively so operators know what their key loss drivers are and provide the tools and resources to assist business units prevent and reduce losses.

Develop and maintain effective safety communications strategies for all levels of operations.

Assist and support allocation programs.

Develop, implement, manage, and measure the company’s safety and environmental programs to ensure coordination of strategies, effectiveness, and efficiencies.

Partner with other members of the EHS Leadership Team on cross functional projects that relate to Team Member, Operational, and Customer safety and regulatory compliance.

Partner with AAP’s Risk and Claims staff to address specific along with current and long term claims trends in order to reduce the frequency and severity of identified hazards.

Audit safety/health programs for compliance with company standards, government regulations, and adequacy.  Work closely with internal staff and third party providers during this process.

Review and analyze accident reports and trends to ensure proper action is initiated to prevent the re-occurrence.

Actively support, coordinate, and enhance the LIFE program(s).

Develop and manage the safety programs and action plans for the integration of future acquisitions and existing AAP companies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An extensive knowledge of federal, state, province, and OSHA regulations and procedures on a multi-state basis. Knowledge of loss control strategies related worker’s compensation regulations, general liability, auto, property, crime and third party administrators and their operations is desired.

Documented history of managing a multi-state safety program that achieved measurable results.  Retail, fleet, and distribution experience is highly preferred.

Excellent communication skills required, in order to appropriately communicate with individuals of differing knowledge levels (e.g., store Team Members, management, attorneys, etc.) Ability to multi task, prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines and multiple requests desired.

Strong analytical skills needed to analyze and interpret data trends.

Knowledge of overall store, fleet and distribution operations, to include policies and procedures, use and availability of manuals and guides, employee position descriptions, training and development programs.

Strong Microsoft Office skills.

Ability to present to, and train both small and large groups.


College degree in Safety or Occupational Health, other safety related programs; (post-graduate education) preferred; minimum of 7 - 10 years of prior experience as an effective safety manager for a large multi-location and multi state company or Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prior distribution center, supply chain, or manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.

Experience with Canadian safety regulations is a plus.


Associate Safety Professional or Certified Safety Professional certification highly preferred or a willingness to obtain within five years or less. 

Understanding of Six Sigma process with a Black or Green Belt certification are a plus.

Other professional designations are a plus.