Safeway Risk Control Manager in Houston, Texas
Risk Control Manager
Albertsons Safeway is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that includes: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.The Supply Chain Department has an opening for a Risk Control Manager. This position will be located in Houston, Texas.POSITION PURPOSE: The Risk Control Manager is responsible for maintaining a leadership role in the development and implementation of risk control initiatives and claim functions, designed to protect earnings against the financial impact of loss due to: employee injury, liability claims by members of the public, building damage, loss of physical assets or business interruption due to fire or damage to the environment. Manages the worker's compensation process and coordinates fire prevention/protection and industry security efforts in the distribution center. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:• Trains and supports operations in injury and accident investigation techniques. • Analyzes factors that may create injuries, accidents, accident conditions, or enable multiple accidents. Identifies potential high risk accident situations and assists various departments in the implementation of control strategies.• Monitors adherence to the DC’s Safety programs, practices, policies, and procedures that cover a wide range of Company & Regulatory agency required activity.• Acts as primary interface with groups such as government agencies or insurance companies. Represents the Company's interests as directed and approved at regulatory agency proceedings.• Develops, requests and reviews accident statistical reports to focus efforts on injury trends and corrective actions.• Communicates control issues and objectives to distribution associates.• Coordinate services of the worker’s compensation claims administrator, property and liability insurance consultants, and a wide variety of state and federal regulators.• Implements corporate directives related to and including ergonomic observations, hazard assessments, approved practices, data analysis, and metrics analyses.• Manages the employee return-to-work program and medical case management programs. • Develops, facilitates and coordinates applicable training programs. Monitors training of new associates with respect to safety policies and procedures. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:Education Level: • Four year degree or equivalent experience required. • Professional certification, such as GSP, ASP, CSP and/or ARM preferred. Experience Level: • 5 to 8 years experience administering Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP), Occupational Safeway and Health, and Food Safeway and Environmental Affairs.Skills and Experiences: • Broad working knowledge of federal, state, and local safety, health, environmental, and worker's compensation laws and regulations. • Very good knowledge and understanding of Workers’ Compensation and Public Liability Claims required.• Strong interpersonal and team building skills.• Knowledge of medical, legal, and hazardous chemical terminology. • Knowledge of industrial security best practices and procedures preferred. • Ability to work a flexible work schedule. • Excellent PC skills required. • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.• Able to work independently with a strong sense of urgency and business orientation.• Powerful problem analysis, problem solving, follow-through and delegation skills.• Proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and provide superior customer service. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel up to %PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: • Some work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment. Some work is performed in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures.• Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal. The incumbent may walk, climb stairs or stand in the warehouse for long periods of time.• Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday.• Stooping, bending, twisting, lifting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.Disclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.