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EHS Manager

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


Learn more about the history of Leggett:




Leggett & Platt Automotive is a global provider of wire forms, mechanical control cables, wireless charging, as well as seat lumbar, suspension, bolster, actuator, and motor systems. In addition to these award-winning, category-leading products, we offer tailored goods due to our expertise in product development and attention to market trends. Our unique competitive advantages give us unmatched insight into the demands of the consumer.


Learn more about Leggett & Platt Automotive: Leggett & Platt Automotive


In this role, you will report to the Branch Manager and lead the branch team in maintaining compliance standards and regulations whilst maintaining a Safety-First approach in all activities. You will improve EHS compliance by training employees to enhance their awareness and following internal and external legal requirements. As part of the Branch Management Team you will have close interactions with all areas to establish efficient processes to meet our customers’ needs.


What you will be doing?

  • Champion for sustaining compliance standards and regulations of EHS and initiate and coordinate improvement activities on EHS. Metrics: DART Rate, Incident Rate, Loss of Working Days, Environmental KPIs, and Audit compliance.
  • Ensure, verify, and improve EHS compliance with internal and external requirements including a system of regular audits.
  • Initiate and conduct training activities to enhance EHS awareness and ensure correct reporting in Safeguard system.
  • Ensure legal requirements are being followed and regular meetings are conducted with the appropriate team.
  • Review and approval of new equipment regarding EHS.
  • Initiate and contribute in EHS improvement projects.
  • Lead a Safety-First approach maintaining a zero-accident culture. Ensure and monitor work accident prevention and environmental protection regulations of the facility to assure a safe and productive work environment free of any liabilities or defects.
  • Fulfill assigned primary, secondary and or tertiary deputy/back-up roles as assigned and required on occasion by the business.


We are looking for someone with:

  • Minimum of 3 years relative experience in environmental and safety leadership and/or approximate education
  • Ability to lead with targets to ensure continuously improving compliance to legal requirements
  • Working knowledge of compliance metrics (DART rate, incident rates, loss of working days, etc.)
  • Ability to audit and record all incidents and follow through to ensure improvement of EHS system
  • Ability to lead a team to provide proper training to improve the company culture
  • Adequate experience in the use of common IT-solutions (MS Office, HFM, etc.)
  • Hands-on mentality and excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Social and intercultural competence as well as good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Commitment to 100% safety, quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to interact positively with employees of all levels across the organization


Who we are and what we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, employee discounts, and more.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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