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Stanley Black and Decker EHS Director, Distribution Centers (DC) Americas in New Britain, Connecticut

EHS Director, Distribution Centers (DC) Americas

Come make the world and accelerate your success.

It takes great people to achieve greatness. People with a sense of purpose and integrity. People with a relentless pursuit of excellence. People who care about making things better For Those Who Make The World™. Sound like you? Join our top-notch team of more than 50,000 diverse and high-performing professionals globally who are making their mark on some of the world’s most beloved brands, including DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET®, and HUSTLER®.

The Job:

As a EHS Director, Distribution Centers (DC) Americas, you’ll be part of our Corporate Responsibility Environmental Health & Safety team working as a on-site employee. You’ll get to:

  • Provide centralized leadership of and resources for individual plant EHS functional teams to assure baseline compliance programs are in place and functioning and that material compliance and SBD corporate obligations are consistently met.

  • As a member of SBD Global EHS Team, the Regional EHS Director, Distribution Centers (DC) Americas is responsible to drive compliance and management system program development and execution and for material regulatory compliance at all facilities in the regional portfolio.

  • Development and onboarding of Site EHS and Plant Leaders.

  • All DC facilities in the Americas region will meet all material EHS regulatory and SBD requirements.

  • Influence and collaborate with distribution plant, operations and business leaders.

  • Provide sites with technical support, expertise, direction, leadership, strategic planning, and prioritization to achieve EHS performance objectives aligned to corporate goals.

  • Plan, direct, and execute on EHS initiatives to enhance the safety culture, and identify, evaluate, effectiveness of controls necessary to drive improvements in EHS performance and operating efficiency.

  • Drives EHS hazard and risk identification, using risk assessment process/tools to identify system gaps, and improvement actions to ensure program requirements and compliance obligations are met.

  • Assess facility programs (roadmap) and corporate EHS audit program elements against performance standards and directs short-term planning actions to set targets and objectives for the site and drives actions to completion.

  • Ensures ongoing compliance with all environmental permits, regulations, training, and reporting requirements for assigned facilities.

  • Ensure timely incident reporting, including claims management, and investigations to identify root causes, and corrective/preventative action plans are completed, or on track with resources needed to complete.

  • Ensure on-time and accurate reporting of safety, energy, waste, and water data by validating and assuring data in EHS data management system.

  • Report on regional EHS risks, KPIs and trends accurately with data and identify corrective actions towards continuous improvements in collaboration with site and business leaders.

  • Interface with regulatory agencies on compliance matters to minimize impact to the business, prepare local teams for agency inspections and interactions. Partner with legal and COE in leading site team with response to information requests from government agencies.

  • Directly support the selection, development, and mentoring of site EHS managers and professional staff.

  • Support the execution of M&A activities, and ensure full integration of newly acquired sites into SBD EHS Management System

  • Establish a sense of urgency to investigate and mitigate serious incidents aligned with SBD review and escalation process.

  • This position reports directly to the Sr. Director, EHS Americas Region in a hybrid model, flexibility is required to respond to emergencies, domestic and occasional international travel required up to 50%

The Person:

You love to learn and grow and be acknowledged for your valuable contributions. You’re not intimidated by innovation. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do your job and do a world of good? In fact, you embrace it. You also have:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management in a large industrial warehouse/distribution center environment (preferably global diversified company), with 3-5 years leading program at the corporate level.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in EHS Management, Transportation Safety, Environmental Science, Health & Safety, Environmental Engineering, or closely related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Deep knowledge and experience managing safety & regulatory compliance aspects of industrial racking systems and Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV), loading docks, training etc.

  • In-depth knowledge of environmental compliance, health and safety management, regulatory, legal systems, DOT hazardous material & IATA dangerous goods transportation requirements, and sustainability framework.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the safety aspects of racking and storage systems, including automation and robotic applications.

  • The Regional EHS Director, Distribution Centers (DC) Americas, translates, and directly supports the site-level implementation of EHS programs aligned to SBD policies, and regularly audits performance to identify gaps and corrective actions.

  • Ability to direct teams, manage and develop individuals. This position works closely with plant/site leaders and other department managers to execute the programs.

  • Possess leadership, technical problem solving, communication, and influencing skill to be a credible partner with site, operational and business leaders.

  • EHS Certification e.g., CHMM, CSP preferred.

The Details:

You’ll receive a competitive salary and a great benefits plan including:

  • Medical, dental, life, vision, wellness program, disability, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.

  • Discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and other partner programs.

And More:

We want our company to be a place you’ll want to be – and stay. Being part of our team means you’ll get to:

  • Grow: Be part of our global company with 20+ brands to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.

  • Learn: Have access to a wealth of learning resources, including our Lean Academy, Coursera®, and online university.

  • Belong: Experience an awesome place to work, where we have mutual respect and a great appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Give Back: Help us continue to make positive changes locally and globally through volunteerism, giving back, and sustainable business practices.

What’s more, you’ll get that pride that comes from empowering makers, doers, protectors, and everyday heroes all over the world. We’re more than the #1 tools company. More than a driving force in outdoor power equipment. More than a global leader in industrial. We’re visionaries and innovators. As successful as we’ve been in the past, we have so much further to go. That’s where you come in. Join us!



All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected characteristic.

We Don’t Just Build The World, We Build Innovative Technology Too.

Joining the Stanley Black & Decker team means working in an innovative, tech-driven and highly collaborative team environment supported by over 58,000 professionals in 60 countries across the globe. Here, you’ll get the unique chance to impact some of the world’s most iconic brands including STANLEY TOOLS, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, MAC TOOLS and Black + Decker. Your ideas and solutions have the potential to reach millions of customers as we work together to write the next chapter in our history. Come build with us and take your career to new heights.

Who We Are

We’re the World’s largest tool company. We’re industry visionaries. We’re solving problems and advancing the manufacturing trade through innovative technology and our Industry 4.0 Initiative. We are committed to ensuring our state-of-the-art “smart factory” products and services provide greater quality to our customers & greater environmental and social value to our planet. We are unique in that we have a rich and storied history dating back to 1843, but that hasn't stopped us from evolving into a vibrant, diverse, global growth company.

Benefits & Perks

You’ll get a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, life, vision, wellness program, disability, retirement benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Time Off, including paid vacation, holidays & personal days, and tuition reimbursement. And, of course, discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and products and well as discount programs for many other vendors and partners.

What You’ll Also Get

Career Opportunity: Career paths aren’t linear here. Being part of our global company with 60+ brands gives you the chance to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.

Learning & Development:

Our lifelong learning philosophy means you’ll have access to a wealth of state-of-the-art learning resources, including our Lean Academy and online university (where you can get certificates and specializations from renowned colleges and universities).

Diverse & Inclusive Culture:

We pride ourselves on being an awesome place to work. We respect and embrace differences because that’s how the best work gets done. You’ll find we like to have fun here, too.

Purpose-Driven Company:

You’ll help us continue to make positive changes in the local communities where we work and live as well as in the broader world through volunteerism, giving back and sustainable business practices.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.

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For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and we have since 1843.

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