US Foods Senior Manager, Safety Health Environment (Can be located anywhere in West) in Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

The Senior Manager guides consistent execution of SHE risk reduction efforts across region operations (SC markets and assigned Specialty locations). Communicates and ensures alignment among region markets to center-developed SHE initiatives. Deploys center-developed SHE tools and methodologies to the field, and aligns region and market leadership to annual SHE tactics that support overall SHE strategy. Builds market-level SHE capabilities that result in high quality SHE risk management (from risk assessment through to risk control). Ensures ready regional SHE support to provide proactive technical and regulatory SHE guidance, as well as respond to issues on an as-needed basis. Delivers SHE program audits and facilitates site-based SHE program self-assessments. Participates as an active member of the Region SCLT. Leads company-wide SHE initiatives as assigned.


This position may be located anywhere within the West Region.


  • Builds alignment throughout the region for markets to consistently implement center-developed SHE initiatives against established timelines. Explains strategic intent and desired outcomes of SHE initiatives to region stakeholders to improve understanding, gain acceptance, and build momentum.

  • Engages as an active member of the region operations leadership team to guide SHE broadly and deeply throughout the region and to stay abreast of and provide input to other region initiatives that have SHE implications.

  • Leads the region SHE team (SHE Managers) to ensure ready, high quality, and proactive SHE support to all markets within the region, including any assigned Specialties locations. Regularly follows up with sites to gauge region SHE team effectiveness. Coaches team accordingly.

  • Serves as the SHE knowledge leader (Transportation Safety, Safety & Health, Environmental Compliance) for the region, and with SHE Managers, assists with SHE troubleshooting, clarifies SHE regulatory requirements, and answers technical SHE questions to minimize SHE exposures.

  • Drives SHE execution in the region to reduce SHE risk exposures, drive SHE cultural engagement, and achieve regulatory compliance. Oversees the regular monitoring and reporting of market annual SHE plan execution. Consults with Region and, as necessary, market leaders on plan execution improvement opportunities.

  • Ensures local SHE capability building so that sites can assess and control SHE risks in line with center-developed tools and methodologies. Coaches and educates resources in classroom and “on the floor” settings to ensure high quality risk management and SHE routines. Audits / facilitates SHE self-assessments per center guidance.

  • Ensures timely onboarding of new leaders (e.g., Supervisors, Managers, Directors, VPOs) so that they understand their role in SHE and how and when to use various SHE-related systems (CHEFs, First Advantage, DriveCam, APSM, etc.).

  • Provides input to Corporate SHE Excellence team on center-developed tools to help ensure their practicality, user friendliness, and effectiveness in managing SHE risk and implementing SHE routines.

  • Leads assigned SHE incident investigations as directed by Corporate leadership and internal counsel. Investigates Ethics Line concerns as requested.

  • Owns one or more company-wide SHE initiatives as assigned (may include SHE systems, special events, specific vendor relationships, etc.).

  • Models high ethical standards and employee advocacy reinforcing the “We Care” mindset.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status


Education/Training :

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering, Science, SHE field. May consider demonstrated equivalent experience.

  • Professional certification (CSP, CIH, PE) or ability to become certified.

Related Experience/Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in the manufacturing, foodservice, and / or distribution industries that spans Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Transportation Safety, and Environmental Management. Multi-site responsibility and supervisory experience also required. Experience with union environments desirable.


  • Communicates passion and energy for SHE and the business. Is a strong change agent that can move the organization steadily toward SHE excellence.

  • Has strong interpersonal skills, influences key stakeholders, and builds coalitions with individuals at all levels. Develops collaborative relationships with functional leaders.

  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills with a strong ability to influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts, and facilitate among a diverse group of individuals.

  • Possesses effective organizational, project management, and analytical skills and can facilitate sound decision-making.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and to work effectively under pressure when tight timelines and demanding customer expectations. Is highly adaptive and able to function well within a fast-paced environment.

  • Knowledge of various SHE federal and state laws and regulations (OSHA, DOT, EPA) and industry benchmarking metrics.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Ability to travel up to 70%.


Primary Location: Phoenix-AZ

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Safety

Job Level: Manager

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time