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VP Chief Safety & Compliance Officer

Company: Post Holdings, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Business Unit OverviewPost Holdings, Inc. is a consumer packaged goods holding company. Formed in 2012, we started with cereal. Since then we have expanded our portfolio through transformative acquisitions to include foodservice, refrigerated retail, private-label and global brands. Our corporate office offers challenging and complex roles that -support our operating companies. ResponsibilitiesThe VP, Chief Safety & Compliance Officer will lead and provide oversight of the Quality Food Safety (QFS), Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), and the Global Ethics and Compliance areas. The position is responsible for identifying and assessing areas of risk and assuring that the appropriate mitigation steps have been taking to address such risks. In collaboration with our Business Units, this position will help set and implement strategic direction for these areas, and report metrics and risk management efforts to Executive Leadership and the Board of Directors.Business Planning

  • Create and share the overall vision for food safety and quality, employee health & safety, and global compliance and ethics programs to set the appropriate standards for the company.
  • Set goals for the company and makes recommendations on the priorities to accomplish those goals.
  • Achieve goals by influencing the build and delivery of short and longer-term strategies with the Business Units.
  • Lead the build of metrics to measure success of the strategies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Plans and directs resources and activities that support the QFS, EHS, and Compliance teams. Manages annual operating budget.Risk Management Leadership
    • Implements an effective quality& food safety, health & safety, and compliance program that ensures the program effectively prevents and/or detects violation of law, regulations, and company policies, including managing responses to regulatory agencies such as OSHA/EPA, OFAC.
    • Facilitates collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and resources across our business units.
    • Oversees the long-term strategies that enhance Safety and Risk Management Process (SRMP).
    • Counsel on activities to ensure compliance with policies, international, federal, state, and local regulations, in areas to include OSHA, EPA, Ministry of labour ('the ACT"), Ministry of Environment (MOE), ANSI, and ADA.
    • Provides hazard assessment guidance for injury loss prevention, property protection, and business continuity planning efforts.
    • Lead the benchmarking of company policies, procedures, systems, and controls to evaluate program effectiveness, including analyzing trends and data across the Company.
    • Monitor developments and changes to applicable guidance (e.g., DOJ, OFAC) and apply improvement strategies to the business.
    • Support acquisitions with appropriate due diligence.
    • Manage the anonymous telephone reporting system ("Speak Up Line") and take appropriate actions to mitigate risk.
    • Lead the third-party due diligence process.
    • Is a member of the ESG Committee. Provides resources to support overall objectives of ESG.Investigations and Audits
      • Collaborate with Business Units on the response to investigations and audits for customer and consumer issues to ensure appropriate implementation of corrective and preventative actions.
      • Supports manufacturing facilities during Regulatory, Customer, and 3rd party audits and assists in corrective actions as necessary. Ensures non-compliance elements are addressed.
      • Advise business units on the resolution needed to timely and appropriately satisfy regulatory matters regarding customer and consumer concerns.
      • Evaluates audits across the enterprise and identifies trends and key risk areas. Supports activities to mitigate risks.Training and Development
        • Stay apprised of industry and company trends in the quality, health & safety, and compliance area.
        • Network with industry associations, companies, industry professionals, and regulatory bodies to broaden and deepen knowledge base.
        • Foster continuous collaboration and knowledge sharing across all business units.
        • Oversee global training and policy management platforms.
        • Supports resources needed for training across the network.Reporting
          • Oversee the reports and/or updates regarding the programs for quality, health & safety and compliance for executive leaders, Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, internal and external auditors.
          • Presents timely updates to executive leaders, Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, internal and external auditors on metrics and risk management efforts.Resource and Talent Management
            • Develop leadership across the company to support growth and career progression.
            • Identify opportunities for talent across the company to address resourcing gaps and provide development.This is a HYBRID role. - Work from home Monday and Friday, in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. QualificationsEXPERIENCE:
              • Minimum of 15 or more years of progressive experience in Food Manufacturing, Food Safety, Quality, Operations or R&D
              • Previous experience in oversight of Food Safety programs in multiple locations is strongly desired
              • Direct experience with GFSI certification schemes (SQF, BRC, etc.) is preferred
              • Relevant experience working with large public corporations in global compliance programs preferredBEHAVIORS:
                • Strong interpersonal skills, along with supporting verbal and written communications skills
                • Strong business perspective that includes the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and leadership
                • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
                • Persuasive, diplomatic, and possess creative problem-solver
                • Action-oriented and the capacity to drive for results
                • 10 or more years of relevant experience working with large public corporations in global compliance programs
                • Efficient computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and SharePoint preferredEDUCATION: - - -
                  • Bachelor's degree in food science, safety, environmental health, or related fieldTRAVEL:
                    • 20 - 40% Travel required

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