Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Wells Enteprises Inc.   •  

Le Mars, IA

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 112 days ago

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This individual, under the Senior Director of QA, Food Safety, and EHS, provides strategic leadership for the corporate-wide development, implementation and administration of comprehensive environmental health and safety programs. Leads in the execution of these strategies to proactively address future trends and risks and position WEI to a best in class level across the functions of environmental health and safety management.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Continually review current processes and practices, departmental structure and skill-set. Act on opportunities to drive continual improvement in performance and services.
  • Develops strategies, goals and plans that enable Wells to meet Environmental, Health and Safety commitments and improve internal operations and practices.
  • Leverages operational excellence and continuous improvements to the fullest extent possible to deliver on action plans and tactics associated with strategy implementation.
  • Directs and manages environmental facilities; including the environmental team and associated budgets. Will also ensure the environmental team remains compliant with SPCCP, SWPPP, NPDES Permitting, Tier II reports, and Form R reports for the entire company.
  • Collaborates and influences with other leaders and employees to develop the capability and skills needed to execute on plans for delivering on goals and commitments.
  • Oversees all ongoing activities related to the development and management of the corporate and facility security; including the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Plans, coordinates, and leads crisis preparedness programs and the business continuity plans to ensure ongoing sustainable business and employee safety in times of crisis.
  • Creates, develops and maintains an Environmental, Health and Safety Management System for strategically identified areas that effectively track and communicate performance across the business. Successfully deliver value-added interventions to keep performance on-track to deliver on goals.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Safety, Industrial Health or related field. Masters preferred.
  • 10-15 years of progressive experience in EHS department, including 5+ years in a senior safety leadership position within a manufacturing and supply chain environment. Food and dairy experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations as it applies to safety, security, environmental health, workers compensation, contractor regulations, and business continuity.