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FGF Health and Safety Manager in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

We’re a naan traditional company…

What is the recipe for a great career at FGF?

Working at FGF Brands, there is never a dull moment! As a successful company that is continually growing there is always challenging yet rewarding work to be a part of. We have an entrepreneurial spirit which encourages all our team members to use their own creativity and out of the box thinking to come up with solutions and new ideas.

Let’s be frank. FGF is not for everybody. Our culture is unique. We dive headfirst into the unknown. If you’re fun-loving, talented and fearless, we’re for you.

What FGF Offers:

  • Disruptive and a naan-traditional mindset

  • An inclusive and dynamic culture

  • Accelerated career progression

  • Commitment to learning and development

  • Opportunity to be impactful

  • Competitive compensation

Health & Safety Manager

The main responsibility of the Health and Safety Manager is to proactively develop, manage, co-ordinate and facilitate the company’s health and safety policies and audit requirements, producing reports and working with operation leaders to ensure full compliance.

You will provide advice and guidance on Health and Safety matters across the organization and with our Agency Partners; study accident trends from near miss information and target areas for improvement; deliver Health and Safety training, and work with the operations team on specific projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage FGF Occupational Safety Management System to promote awareness, reduce hazards and prevent injuries and loss. Proactively identify safety issues and work with leadership to implement problem-solving strategies

  • Develop, communicate, implement and managed documented initiatives, ensuring a uniform message is delivered to all locations

  • Ensure all H&S policies, procedures and practices meet or exceed legal, company and customer requirements

  • Initiate and conduct trend analysis, provide findings, solutions, coaching and communicate shared learnings

  • Be available to resolve issues and spend time coaching on the production floor

  • Monitor changes to H&S regulations, assess these changes for business impact, and communicate necessary procedural changes to internal stakeholders accordingly

  • Be up to date with new legislation and maintain a working knowledge of all H&S legislation and any developments that affect FGF

  • Oversee the investigation and resolution of incidents including root-cause analysis and provide probable causes of incidents and recommendations for resolution and appropriate corrective and preventative measure, ensuring timely and effective resolution of any and all issues arising from such situations in order to minimize the impact to the business and to team members

  • Promote and provide proactive guidance and knowledge regarding H&S awareness, best practices, and initiatives

Required Experience

  • Degree / Diploma in H&S or related field preferred, Safety Certification(s) will be considered

  • Minimum 5 years related experience with coordinating and or managing a safety program for a medium to large employer

  • Thorough knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety Regulations and legislation

  • Proven ability to lead, develop and engage senior leaders

  • Ability to work independently and takes initiative

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and manage multi-task effectively

  • Strong proven problem solving, analytical and reporting skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft packages and database systems

  • Manufacturing experience required

Core Competencies

  • Customer and Product Centricity - Responds to the needs of both internal and external customers in a timely and courteous manner, showing a sense of urgency; always keeping our products front and center.

  • Flexibility, Agility, Adaptability - Adapts to changes; changes strategy in response to new information; responds appropriately and quickly without having all parameters defined; demonstrate tolerance for speed and uncertainty.

  • Team Work and Collaboration - Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods of communication to gain agreement or acceptance of a plan or activity. Is effective in building constructive relationships; uses tact; interacts with others in an open, friendly manner, encourages collaboration.

  • Passion for Excellence – Always looks for ways to improve effectiveness or efficiency, making recommendation to increase productivity in quality of work; develops innovative solutions, challenges the status quo. To be the best, never compromising.

  • Drives Execution - Takes risks, learn from their mistakes, builds trust and is a role model to others. Has a “hands-on” style; is aggressive in achieving desired results.

Leadership Competencies

Energizes and Mobilizes Team Members

  • Team Member Selection – Takes ownership for selecting the right talent for the right role.

  • Team Member Development – Continually develops and upgrades team members; coaching and sharing knowledge and experience, uses appropriate style and methods in enabling team to be successful.

  • Team Member Engagement – Creates an environment where people enjoy working hard towards achieving mission, including creating an environment of fun and celebration while delivering results.

Creates Winning Relationships

  • Performance and Development Feedback – Communicates clear performance expectations, providing feedback in a straight forward and timely manner.

  • Empowerment – Delegates effectively, providing support and opportunities for growth through empowering others.

  • Change Management – Communicates change positively and seeks to enable change. Generates excitement to inspire others. Always communicating in an open manner.

  • Consensus Building – Is effective at consensus building, always doing what is right for the business. Adheres to our mindset of no politics.

Disclaimer: The above describes the general responsibilities, required knowledge and skills. Please keep in mind that other duties may be added, or this description may be amended at any time.


Job Family: Talent and Development

Job Type: Full Time

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (normal operating hours)

External Company Name: fgf brands

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Post End Date: 9/7/2021