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HSE Manager (PSM Experience) - Burr Ridge, IL (Some relocation benefits may be available)


Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527


A mutually rewarding experience.


Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.


Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about

more than just a job.


About Mars, Incorporated 


Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.



We are seeking an HSE Manager for our Burr Ridge, IL location.


***Some relocation benefits may be available***


The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager reports to Site Director, is a member of the plant Senior Management Staff and is responsible for the overall management and direction of Health, Safety and Environment within the confines of the site.  This critical role understands the interworking relationship between safety and productivity, profits, Associate engagement and retention.  As a site leader the HSE Manager sets the overall site HSE vision of excellence and ensures overall Mars HSE programs are vital and relevant.


This position is not only accountable for ensuring compliance with national and local HSE laws, regulations and Corporate HSE Standards driving the overall Mars HSE Culture and Vision at the site.  This position is responsible for translating and executing the site’s overall HSE strategy (as set by the Global HSE Team), executing and improving on site policies and procedures which are consistent with the Company’s vision, principles and behaviors, 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.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Provide leadership to ensure site maintains continuous “audit ready” state of compliance with company and governmental HSE Standards and reduces risk to the business resulting from non-compliance.
  • Responsible for the development, deployment and management of all company HSE Standards as they specifically apply to the site. Sets the overall HSE vision of the site.
  • Acts as the site's "Safety Pillar" leader to support the Mars Supply Excellence (TPM) strategy and participate within the regional Safety Pillar Community of Practice.
  • Develop and Deploy the site specific HSE strategies, programs and plans to position the site as a best in class organization.
  • Develop, coach, recruit and lead site safety, environmental and security team(s) to ensure a robust succession plan of safety and environmental professionals to properly support the site.
  • 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 Associate risk. 
  • Accountable for the execution of all site Environmental Permit Compliance, including the site's air permit, Stormwater, Water, Spill Control and Wastewater.
  • Oversees site’s PSM program and co-chairs PSM CommitteeThis will consist of:

               - Oversight of the Management of Change process for covered PSM processes

               - Ensure compliance with the 14-Elements of Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP)

               - Working knowledge of resources required to meet recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP)

                   associated with Ammonia refrigerants

               - Facilitate PSM Steering Committee meetings

  • Executes proper management of the sites hazardous waste management activities to ensure 100% compliance with federal, state, local and company regulations and standards.
  • Ensures all shipments of hazardous materials and wastes are done in compliance with DOT regulations.
  • 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. 
  • Collaborates with Occupational Health and Wellness Management team to ensure effective injury case management process is fully implemented, well understood and functioning as desired.
  • Manages and 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.
  • Provides and collaborates with onsite temporary labor and integrated facilities management to ensure HSE goals are mutually met.
  • Develops, delivers and participates in risk reduction reviews of process hazards, combustible dusts and high-fire risk operations. 
  • Leads and ensures the Site Emergency Organization has the tools, skills and knowledge to effectively respond to Site HSE emergencies. Inclusive of managing the onsite Emergency response activities associated with ammonia or other hazardous materials.
  • Leads site efforts to measure and improve Industrial Hygiene Risk.  This includes but is not limited to ergonomics, respirable dust, noise and chemical exposure.  In partnership with site Occupational Health nurse, coordinates the necessary IH and audiometric monitoring.
  • Owns the overall site Contractor Safety program to reduce risk associated with construction and trade contractor activity. 
  • Manage the overall site HSE Budget to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of department funds.
  • Execute training on site security for all Associates and manage overall system to insure proper operation.
  • Ensures effective execution of all aspects of site security system – Including generation of badges, oversees general access rights, access point drawings, etc.
  • Oversees management of the overall activities of site security staff.


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in science (ex. engineering, chemistry, safety, IH, etc.) or related work experience.
  • Ten to fifteen (10 - 15) years experience in implementing safety, environmental and/or industrial hygiene programs in a manufacturing arena.
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving a program/system of safety or environmental in a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic knowledge of food manufacturing and GMP is a plus.
  • Strong safety 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.
  • Experience in management of security function is a plus.
  • 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.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn and develop, taking charge of your own career across Mars.
  • An industry competitive salary and great benefits package.
  • 401(k) match
  • Chance to work cross functionally, and add value and impact to the business.
  • If you are passionate, a great problem solver, resilient and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you!



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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