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Reynolds American Senior Manager Fleet & Safety Operation in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Senior Manager Fleet & Safety Operation

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Senior ManagerFleet & Safety Operations


FUNCTION: Marketing – Trade Marketing Development

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

The Senior Manager Fleet & Safety Operations has full responsibility for managing the organization-wide Reynolds fleet of approximately 2,000 vehicles as well as safety program development and regulatory compliance for Reynolds Marketing Services Company (RMSC). Fleet operations responsibilities include ownership of the annual fleet budget through management of the total cost of vehicle ownership, informing the fleet lifecycle management, and owning the vendor relationship with our Fleet Management Company. Trade Marketing safety accountabilities include the development of all hazard awareness programs and compliance enforcement for both federal and state OSH. This position supports field Trade Marketing leadership in the implementation of safe work practices. This position is also responsible for driver safety education and administration of all employees operating Reynolds owned vehicles. Individuals holding this position should have an intellectual curiosity, constantly seek out best fleet and safety practices, and remain current on changing trends.

As part of the Trade Marketing team, the Senior Manager Fleet & Safety Operations is responsible for setting department goals and objectives for the team to deliver operational results. This role is also responsible for leading, coaching, reviewing, and delegating work not only within the team but cross functionally as well.

Reports to

Senior Director Trade Marketing Systems & Operations

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal –Field Trade Marketing, Trade Marketing Development, Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Digital Business Solutions

External – Fleet Management Company, Telematics Vendors, Vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturers, other 3rd Party Vendors

Travel Required



  • Leads, coaches, develops, and supports a team to deliver on projects and objectives that align with company goals.

  • Vendor relationship owner for fleet management company and vehicle OEM.

  • Adherence to strict fleet budget management principles and decisions impacting total cost of vehicle ownership.

  • Manage safe vehicle selection and purchase cycles through vehicle manufacturers and leasing companies.

  • Management of vehicle safety telematics program on all Company owned vehicles.

  • Works cross functionally with EHS team to develop the Driver Safety Training program content with 3rd party vendors and assure compliance with ANSI 15.1.

  • Develop and communicate safety Dashboard to Trade Marketing Leadership and make improvements as identified.

  • Development of hazard recognition programs and implementation of strategies for regulatory compliance.

  • Manage training content and consult with HR Talent Development team regarding training logistics.

  • Perform health and safety audits throughout field Trade Marketing Regions.

  • Assess training programs on a continual basis to ensure program relevance and effectiveness.

  • Seek continuous improvement and be willing to challenge the status quo.


Experience Required

  • 5+ years marketing experience in a fast-paced consumer goods industry

  • Demonstrated record of leading, coaching, and developing others

  • Experience in occupational safety and regulatory compliance

  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative working relationships

  • Has committed to personal and professional development

  • Proficient with MS Office applications

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Ability to communicate with and engage cross-functional areas to include 3rd party vendors

  • Possesses a high level of results orientation and attention to detail

  • Effective influencing and persuasive skills

  • Conflict management/problem solving for mutually beneficial results

  • Highly effective oral, written, and listening communications skills delivered in a manner appropriate to the needs of the audience

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task multiple projects and activities and adjust to a changing environment

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience

EHS Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Awareness and adherence to the Company’s environmental, health & safety policies, as it relates to the role

  • Implement programs to support achieving Company EHS and ESG objectives

  • Responsible for operational integration of EHS programs that result in reduction of health & safety risk and environmental impacts

  • Understand responsibilities for compliance with regulatory requirements and Company standards

  • Complete EHS-required training

  • Immediately report all injuries and illnesses and participate in investigations and development of corrective actions

  • Participate in EHS programs as required


  • Experience motivating a team to create a dynamic, empowered, and fun working environment that drives Company objectives

  • Proven track record of strategic selling skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills to effectively manage resources and direct report.


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.

  • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.