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Whs Manager - Melbourne, Australia

Amzn Commercial Srvcs Pty Ltd - Ravenhall, VIC

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin



We’re expanding and looking for a talented Site WHS Manager to join our team at a brand new fulfillment centre in Melbourne area. You’ll be passionate about partnering with the business (site operations team in a Fulfillment Center) to ensure WHS risks are managed. This is a brand new operational site and you will drive our Amazon WHS culture with the site leaders, and be instrumental in embedding Amazon WHS policies and processes and ensure compliance to all applicable local legislative obligations. By leveraging lean principles and kaizens, you will lead continuous improvement to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for our Associates. A successful Site WHS manager will demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.

The Site WHS Manager must be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing. You will instruct and train Operations Leaders in Amazon WHS policies and assist the operations site teams in incorporating our safety standards at their site. You will work to identify best practices and incorporate these standard methodologies into our standards to continuously improve the occupational health and safety landscape. You will possess excellent safety program knowledge as well ergonomic knowledge and be able demonstrate this expertise when working with Operations.

You will comfortable in working within a global company, and able to leverage from different parts of the world to support you in be successful in your role. The Site WHS Manager will lead other members in this role (e.g. WHS Coordinators). You will create and execute leadership development plans for your team.

WHS Manager Responsibilities:
· Possess a thorough understanding of Australian WHS legislative, particularly the Victorian OHS Act and subordinate legislation and codes of practice.
· Completion of risk assessments related to WHS hazards.
· Provide guidance and oversight to ensure compliance to all applicable Amazon WHS Policies and Global Standards. Develop local site WHS procedures and processes to meet Amazon Global Standards
· Measure sites’ performance against published requirements in safety policies. For all deficiencies, identify a plan for the site to implement and fix all identified deficiencies.
· Deliver on-time and quality projects to Operations.
· Analyze safety metrics and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to rationalize the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the WHS risk is highest.
· Perform frequent site WHS audits to identify all non-compliance equipment and/or processes at the site. Implement solutions to eliminate exposure to these risks and prevent injury at other FCs.
· Audit record-keeping practices and Global Safety Database (Gensuite) entries to be aligned with global safety standards and local regulations.
· Audit the workplace organization and Associate behaviors to ensure that training, auditing and scoring methods are accurate and consistent.
· Lead and mentor Safety Associates or H&S representatives in your assigned facility.
· Championing the site WHS committee, and providing guidance and support for WHS representatives.
· Ensure site leadership and Associates are trained and knowledgeable of their WHS responsibilities under each policy. Audit the quality, delivery (including qualifications of the trainer), and effectiveness of all required safety training.
· Ensure contractor management safety processes are implemented.


· 5+ years of growing responsibilities in safety and/or environmental programs in manufacturing, production, or service operations.
· Significant Australian experience working in workplace health and safety (ideally Victoria).
· Experience implementing lean principles and process improvement in an operational environment.
· Experience leading direct reports.
· Bachelor or diploma degree in safety, environmental, or a related field or significant work experience within these areas.
· Must be flexible regarding shifts, and able to respond after hours (e.g. in the event of emergencies)


· Distribution Center or Manufacturing WHS experience with mix of staff and contractors and non-exempt employees (200-500 staff site preferred) in 24/7 operations.
· Injury management and return to work
· Master’s degree preferred
· Experience in a fast paced, changing/growing organization. Ability to adapt well to fast-paced environments with changing circumstances, direction, and strategy
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort collaborating with site leaders.
· Ability to develop and implement WHS goals, strategies, improvement plans.
· Demonstrable experience with developing site level WHS procedures and processes.
· Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office and the use of pivot tables and the development of charts and graphics.
· Experience with WHSregulators (e.g. WorkSafe, EPA)
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