Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager at Beyond Meat

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August 25, 2023

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.


Beyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Operations Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Columbia, MO as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager.

The EHS Manager is responsible for creating, implementing, and executing Employee Health and Safety processes and programs that ensure a safe work environment for all employees and contractors. They will work closely with all departments in providing training, coordinating safety programs, and conducting EHS assessments / audits in a Food Manufacturing environment. This role will be responsible to ensure all facilities and reports are in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESCreate, implement, and manage programs associated with Employee Health and Safety Reviews company mandated and regulatory records for completion, accuracy, and adherence to internal processesWorks as part of the site leadership team on proactively improving the EHS Department and production facilityManage and communicate company expectations and policies to 3rd party contractorsResponsible for participating in the development of any pandemic or disaster response plans, implementation, and monitoring for complianceResponsible for developing content and implementing safety trainings for employees, contractors, and visitorsDevelop compliance procedures, plans, permits, and reportsBuild strong collaborative and communicative relationships with Leadership and Team members within all departmentsCoordinate employee PPE programsLead incident investigations and contribute toward identifying and implementing root cause countermeasuresConduct job safety analysis to proactively identify potential hazards and implement countermeasuresLead internal safety and compliance audits, follow-up with corrective actions to close audit findingsManage external vendors in support of projects and programs such as CPR training, ergonomic assessments, and first aidProvide technical assistance on EHS compliance and EHS projects on a range of areas such as Machine Guarding, Equipment Safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Preparedness and Response, EHS auditing, and moreCommunicate and/or coordinate with plant management Build on the safety program needsAdhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely mannerQUALIFICATIONSEducation, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety or Related Field, and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered 5+ years of experience working in an EHS role in a Food/Manufacturing Environment. 3+ years of leadership experience with training and SOP developmentExperience with OSHA, Hazardous Waste Management, Behavioral Based Safety Programs Thorough knowledge of OSHA and EPA requirementsLeadership skills, focused on results, employee engagement, decision making, and teamwork.Ability to quantitatively review technical procedures and representative regulations 

Other qualifications:Strong analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skillsExcellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail, with the ability to efficiently organize information, analyze large datasets, and present data in a clear and impactful mannerHigh-level ability to build strong relationships and influence technical, business, and operational decisionsStrong multitasking skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-growth environmentWORK ENVIRONMENTWarehouse and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas.  The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs., reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks.Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks.Position located in a mix of production and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures.This position will be required to visit the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehouses.Work flexible shifts as required.Understand that overtime and occasional weekends and/or worked holidays will be required based on company needs.Travel to the different facilities associated with the company will be required.$90,000 - $105,000 a yearThe starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $90,000 and $105,000   The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits. Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.Apply for this job

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