EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) Manager

Job Location US-NY-Niagara Falls
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition.  Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the works with over 15,000 different food, beverage, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical products throughout the world.  With a commitment towards sustainability and a reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment. 


About the role:

This role will be responsible for monitoring risks, trending of leading/lagging metrics and developing reports and metrics that will be used to drive accountability and action throughout the site.  The role is based in Niagara Falls, NY with responsibility for Norwich, NY plant, requiring limited travel.  The position supervises two EHS Specialists; one based in Niagara Falls, NY and one based in Norwich, NY. This position will report directly to the Director of Manufacturing at the Niagara Site.


Must have experience with both leadership and significant PSM safety experience.  Chlorine is a definite plus. 

Must have PSM (process safety management) and PHA (process hazard analysis) experience

Must have in-plant Specialty chemical experience


The Site EHS Manager is an experienced technical professional in the Health, Safety and Environment management field, with a history of success in implementing processes.





Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and report EHS records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. This includes Process Safety Management processes.

Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc

  • Monitor, interpret and communicate summaries of standards and regulatory requirements to assure compliance and proactive management of risk.
  • Lead implementation and management of site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
  • Establish safety and health mitigation goals and develops metrics, dashboards and/or scorecards to track/communicate/drive progress.  
  • Analyze safety metrics and communicates results to leadership to drive action and accountability. 
  • Work with plant leaders and employees to implement effective solutions.   
  • Drive a standardized and harmonized approach across the plant to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.   
  • Present topical information/metrics on a regular basis to site leadership teams. 
  • Additional duties include:
  1. Writes work orders as necessary.
  2. Provides technical information on facility safety and government regulations as they pertain to health and safety.
  3. Recommends policies and procedures ensuring all employees maintain safety and regulatory compliance.
  4. Responsible for knowledge and implementation of all upcoming Federal and State legislation relative to safety and ensures informing the various departments of upcoming changes.
  5. Attends and participates in the bi-weekly managers operations meeting and daily stand-up meetings.




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, preferably in Safety, Industrial or Environmental Engineering.
  • Five plus years of experience managing EHS in a manufacturing facility. In-depth knowledge of HSE regulations. OSHA and EPA are required, NYS DEC, DHS, PSM, PHA, and DHA experience preferred.  Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001.

Demonstrates initiative and ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.  Exceptional organization skills.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Strong computer skills.




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