Manager EHS Hawthorne Operations - Vancouver, WA in Vancouver, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our Opportunity:

The Hawthorne Gardening EHS Manager directs the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental, health and safety management system for the assigned operations. The EHS Manager provides leadership and technical expertise to obtain company-wide excellence in environmental, health, and safety through a shared services concept. The EHS Manager ensures compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations. The EHS Manager reports directly to the Director, EHS Centers of Excellence and indirectly to the site management teams.

In This Role the Manager EHS:

  • Implements and maintains comprehensive management systems in support of the company EHS policies. Provides input to the business units in identifying and tracking appropriate KPI's and assessing site performance. Ensures compliance with all company EHS policies and regulatory requirements and works closely with the Operation Chain Directors, Plant Managers and associates at all levels to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Provides guidance to assigned units by participating in capital project reviews consistent with the level of EHS expertise needed. Works with facilities to assist with continuous improvement initiatives including addressing ergonomic issues. Facilitates the sharing of programs, procedures, tools, and successfully demonstrated practices within the EHS community. Performs all field investigations for events as defined by the incident investigation manual. Provides leadership and guidance to individual plant safety committees.
  • Maintains all environmental permits at the sites. Ensures the timely submission of applications for renewal, modification, and/or change to the site's environmental permits. Works closely with the facilities to determine the need for outside environmental consultants. Coordinates health and industrial hygiene monitoring activities.
  • Acts as a liaison between the facilities, workers compensation carrier (or temporary agency, where applicable) and Office of Disability Management to aggressively manage outstanding workers compensation cases.
  • Develops effective working relationships with EHS community and regulatory agencies as appropriate. Participates in professional industry groups to further develop individual capabilities and to benchmark activities throughout the industry. Keeps abreast of all current and pending EHS regulations.

The Perfect Person Will Have:

  • BS/BA in a related technical, scientific, or engineering discipline required.
  • Appropriate certifications desired.
  • Minimum of seven years of EHS experience in manufacturing or related field, with increasing responsibilities.
  • Proven experience in leading change and implementing new ideas and concepts.
  • Track record of driving results through fact-based analysis and business process implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships and to gain cross-functional alignment for execution.
  • Proven ability to drive results working through others at various levels within the organization.
  • Working knowledge of applicable environmental, health and safety regulations.
  • Working knowledge of workers compensation laws.
  • Working knowledge of ergonomics, including reducing ergonomic issues.
  • Knowledge of facilities and operational procedures.
  • Knowledge of incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish self as a business partner with internal customers to develop and influence Safety, Health, Environmental and Security initiatives.
  • Ability to foster and develop a cooperative work environment.
  • Responsive, high quality customer service orientation.
  • Integrity and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to analyze data trends and develop solutions to mitigate risk.
  • Skill in auditing/inspecting operations and company procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective EHS strategies and management systems.
  • Ability to use sound, prudent and independent judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team within a shared services model of EHS support.
  • Able to thrive in dynamic, rapidly changing business environment.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation, problem solving, communication and decision making skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with associates at all levels of the
  • company.
  • Ability to travel 25%-40% of the time, including to Canada.

Cool Things We Enjoy, where the grass really is greener...

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy.


The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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