Safety Director (EHS)

Texas - Sunnyvale
Fanatics Collectibles – Fanatics Collectibles /
Salaried /
About the Team
Fanatics Collectibles is a new company working at the intersection of collectibles and technology. Backed by some of the best investors, sports properties and operators in the world, we are integrating with Fanatics’ global digital sports platform – which includes 900 sports relationships and more than 100 million reachable fans - to reimagine the collectibles business for the 21st century.

The Environmental Health and Safety Director is critical to the safety and wellbeing of Fanatics Employees. The EH&S Director will work as a strategic partner with all departments to ensure all environmental health and safety aspects meet the standards of Fanatics and all governing bodies. By leveraging lean principles, this individual will lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in our processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for our associates. The EH&S Director must demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the operations team and influence change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for driving a multi-site safety mindset within Fanatics by inspiring a culture and commitment in creating a safe work environment for all associates and a willingness to comply with all Fanatics safety policies and procedures.
    • Influence, guide and make recommendations to site leadership teams to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks and improvement opportunities through the conduct of daily, weekly and monthly audits
    • Proactively make recommendations for new or updated EH&S policies, procedures and related programs to bring awareness of safety and compliance and to reduce injuries and incidents (Post-incident investigation and corrective action, Audits and reporting, Risk and hazard evaluations & recommendations, Incident and near miss analysis and reporting, Behavioral observation programs, Analysis of common injuries, Facility emergency response plans, Environmental compliance requirements, Return to work policies, Site Safety Data Sheet programs and compliance, Other policies, procedures and programs as necessary).
    • Partner with multi-locations site management to establish accountability and ownership for implementing EH&S policies, procedures and program requirements; monitor progress.
    • Analyze safety metrics and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to justify the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the safety risk is highest.
    • Communicate consolidated EHS metrics and corrective action plans to site leadership.
    • Support and lead the Safety Committee and the First Responder team to ensure compliance of all required certifications.
    • Provide and facilitate immediate aid for associates, visitors, vendors, or guests that need assistance or medical attention.
    • Create, develop and conduct training on work habits that comply with governing body regulations and Fanatics policies. Present training on all OSHA required topics reflecting the standard operating procedures.
    • Customize/develop toolkits that can be adapted for growth and multi locations.
    • Ensure that all federal, state and local laws, regulations, standards and codes are observed.
    • Implement and conduct EHS audits to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.  Identifying and evaluating hazardous conditions and practices in the facility.
    • Ensure closure of action items deemed necessary from near-miss, incident, or injury reviews and EH&S audits.
    • Develop controls for identified hazards; coordinate the implementation of controls that result from the hazard analysis. Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the hazards control systems, policies, and procedures, and recommend changes that reduce associate exposure to unsafe conditions.
    • Conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed and new equipment introductions. Recommend appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomic considerations, in all such efforts.
    • Lead accident and incident investigations utilizing the 5 Why system. Compile, analyze, interpret and report all accidents and findings. Track and assist in the implementation of corrective actions.
    • Partner with Human Resources to manage all workers compensation claims.
    • Maintain 5S database and perform 5S audits for all areas on a weekly basis.
    • Be aware of and communicate state, local and federal regulatory changes that may affect corporate strategies.                                               
    • Maintain and report daily, weekly, monthly safety metrics to be presented within the facility and the network.
    • Serve as primary contact for all governmental or outside safety inspections. Act as representative of the site for any local community safety councils or committees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental, ergonomics or a related field required, or 5+ years’ work experience minimum. 
    • 7+ years of increasing responsibilities in safety and/or environmental programs in manufacturing, production, or service operations.
    • Experience implementing lean principles and process improvement in an operational environment.
    • Experience managing multiple direct reports.
    • Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort interfacing with site leaders.
    • Ability to develop and implement department goals and strategies.
    • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
    • Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy.
    • Distribution Center or Manufacturing Safety experience with mix of exempt and non-exempt employees at a site of at least 250 people preferred.
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform. The company ignites the passions of global sports fans and maximizes the presence and reach for hundreds of sports partners globally by offering innovative products and services across Fanatics Commerce, Fanatics Collectibles, and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, allowing sports fans to Buy, Collect and Bet. Through the Fanatics platform, sports fans can buy licensed fan gear, jerseys, lifestyle and streetwear products, headwear, and hardgoods; collect physical and digital trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other digital assets; and bet as the company builds its Sportsbook and iGaming platform. Fanatics has an established database of over 100 million global sports fans, a global partner network with over 900 sports properties, including major national and international professional sports leagues, teams, players associations, athletes, celebrities, colleges, and college conferences, and over 2,000 retail locations, including its Lids retail business stores. 
As a market leader with more than 18,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives. 

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