WHS Manager
Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
3d ago

Since opening our virtual doors in 1995, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of possible further and further.

Our entire business works hard to delight our customers from the second an order is placed online to the seamless coordination of that order behind the scenes, we strive to stay agile, fluid and intentional.

That can be described in one of our core Leadership Principles, which is Bias for Action. This means that our teams band together, roll up their sleeves, and aren’t content with just standing still.

We’re aiming to become the most customer-centric company on Earth.

We are looking for a talented WHS Manager to join our team. You’ll be passionate about partnering with the business (site operations team) to ensure WHS risks are managed.

We will expect you to drive our Amazon WHS culture with the site leaders, and be instrumental in embedding Amazon WHS policies and processes and ensure compliance to all applicable local legislative obligations.

By leveraging lean principles and kaizens, you will lead continuous improvement to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for our Associates.

A successful WHS Manager will demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.

The WHS Manager must be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing.

You will instruct and train Operations Leaders in Amazon WHS policies and assist the operations site teams in incorporating our safety standards at their site.

You will work to identify best practices and incorporate these standard methodologies into our standards to continuously improve the safety landscape.

You will possess excellent workplace / occupational health and safety program knowledge and be able demonstrate this expertise when working with Operations.

You will comfortable in working within a global company, and able to leverage from different parts of the world to support you in be successful in your role.

The WHS Manager may lead other members as our operations grows (e.g. WHS Coordinators, Onsite Medicals Associates). You will create and execute leadership development plans for your team.

WHS Manager Responsibilities :

  • Possess a thorough understanding of Australian WHS legislation
  • Completion of risk assessments related to EHS hazards.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to ensure compliance to all applicable Amazon WHS Policies and Global Standards. Develop local site WHS procedures and processes to meet Amazon Global Standards
  • Measure sites’ performance against published requirements in safety and health policies. For all deficiencies, identify a plan for the site to implement and fix all identified deficiencies.
  • Deliver on-time and quality projects to Operations.
  • Analyze safety metrics and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to rationalize the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the WHS risk is highest.
  • Perform frequent site WHS audits to identify all non-compliance equipment and / or processes at the site. Implement solutions to eliminate exposure to these risks and prevent injury.
  • Audit record-keeping practices and Global Safety Database (Gensuite) entries to be aligned with global safety standards and local regulations.
  • Audit the workplace organization and Associate behaviors to ensure that training, auditing and scoring methods are accurate and consistent.
  • Lead and mentor Safety Associates or H&S representatives in your assigned facility.
  • Championing the site WHS committee, and providing guidance and support for H&S representatives.
  • Ensure site leadership and Associates are trained and knowledgeable of their WHS responsibilities under each policy. Audit the quality, delivery (including qualifications of the trainer), and effectiveness of all required safety training.
  • Ensure contractor management safety processes are implemented.
  • Preferred Qualifications and experience

  • Distribution Center or Manufacturing WHS experience with mix of staff and contractors and non-exempt employees in 24 / 7 operations.
  • Injury management and return to work experience / qualification
  • Experience in a fast paced, changing / growing organization. Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort collaborating with site leaders.
  • Ability to develop and implement WHS goals, strategies, improvement plans.
  • Demonstrable experience with developing site level WHS procedures and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of pivot tables and the development of charts and graphics.
  • Experience with WHS regulators (e.g. WorkSafe)
  • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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