The Sr. Risk Control Safety Advisor is a key member of the Risk Management team, engaging a culture of safety throughout the organization by educating and influencing leaders to enhance safety as part of the normal course of business. The individual in this role assists the Risk Control Safety Manager in identifying, developing and implementing companywide safety strategies, programs and practices to mitigate risk, reduce the frequency and severity of injuries to guests, employees, third parties and assure compliance with applicable safety regulations.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Assists in the development and implementation of accident prevention strategies for safety and injury prevention programs with a goal of reducing accidents and casualty related costs
-Identifies emerging risks and evaluate potential hazardous conditions and practices
-Acts as liaison and professional resource to operations management for risk and safety related matters -Provides operations training and education to eliminate workplace hazards and exposures
-Provides safety related consultative services to 8 restaurant brands with large geographic territories
-Participates in SVP and Director of Operations meetings to review performance, trends, emerging risks and risk mitigation recommendations
-Performs Restaurant Safety Audits to ensure best practices are followed in high incident restaurants
-Assists in the research, testing and deployment of new equipment, design change implications and operational process changes through consultation with internal departments and outside vendors (e.g. Supply Chain, Design/Construction, Culinary, TQ, etc.)
-Assists in responding to compliance matters related to OSHA citations, regulatory hazardous material reporting, and other regulatory matters related to safety and risk control
-Assists in evaluating training materials for relevance and accuracy and provides recommendations for updates as required
REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:
-Minimum of 3 years safety management experience in corporate, restaurant or retail environments
-Must possess a strong background in the administration of all safety related practices
-Previous experience handling and resolving incidents and risk management.
-Bachelor's degree preferably in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Safety, Safety Management or related field
OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
-Demonstrated strategic leadership experience on highly visible business initiatives
-Capable of delivering results through a position of influence.
-Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships internal and external business partners -Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
-Demonstrated ability to interact and manage at all levels of the organization
-Skilled in risk assessment and root cause analysis methods
-Strong organization, time management skills and ability to multi-task
-Proficiency in Microsoft operating systems
-Travel is required (60%)
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or related professional certifications
-Master's degree in Safety Management or related field desirable
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ 175,000 team members in more than 1,700 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for 380 million guests each year in hundreds of communities across North America. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.
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