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Director - Safety in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Primary responsibilities include management of Safety / Transportation Compliance department, maintaining / strengthening company safety management system, and partnering with organization leaders to drive continuous improvement within the distribution center / fleet delivery environments.

Essential Functions              

  • Lead Safety / Transportation Compliance department team members and ensure effective team management (e.g. goal setting, time allocation prioritization, budget discipline, process / SAM development, internal / external client deliverables, performance measurement, etc.)
  • Oversee effective implementation of and maintain / strengthen safety management system for distribution center and transportation/driver environments
  • Create highly refined and effective corporate level safety management system work products such as procedures, training presentations, safe work practice documents, compliance assessments, tools, etc. for distribution to sites nationwide
  • Oversee driver / fleet compliance management processes including, but not limited to, driver qualification and recordkeeping, Fleetmatics / Telematics, incentive program, HOS, ELD, drug / alcohol program, and others
  • Partner with organization leaders to drive continuous improvement relating to risk reduction, incident reduction, cost reduction, and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure effective regulatory agency partnerships and citation avoidance / mitigation (OSHA, FMCSA, DOT, State/Local, others)
  • Ensure corporate policies reflect current regulatory requirements and drive compliance throughout organization
  • Organize and present management information such as strategic planning initiatives, statistical performance, etc. to senior leadership

Key Partners (Positions):                                                                                                                                                       

  • Safety Department
  • Transportation Operations
  • Distribution Center Operations (SVP, VP, Director, Manager)
  • Human Resources

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:                                                                                                                

  • Bachelors degree in Safety Sciences or related discipline and minimum of 10 years facility experience in the field of safety and health management. Experience with distribution center / delivery type environment, and fleet telematics safety tools preferred.

  • In depth knowledge of FMCSA, DOT, 49 CFR, and state regulations governing driver and fleet requirements
  • Maintain an effective balance of technical writing and creativity / communication to create highly refined work products for nationwide facility use / implementation
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Proficient with modern Microsoft Windows Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook email

Key Competencies:

  • Think strategically and innovatively:  Identify and act on ideas which further the Company’s strategic goals and business plan.

  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands

    • Ability to sit, stand, walk for lengthy periods of time.
    • Ability to use a computer and peripherals (mouse, keypad, etc) for lengthy periods.
    • Ability to train / give instruction to large groups of people
  • Travel required
    • Scheduled - Approximately 25% via car / air throughout United States and International, with stayover
    • Unscheduled/Emergency – Infrequently / as needed to support emergency situations

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the Company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R03687