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Reynolds American Sr Mgr EHS - Operations in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Mgr EHS - Operations

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!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Professional

FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem (Tobaccoville) NC, USA


Reports to

SR Director Manufacturing Services

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal –Operations, Trade Marketing, Consumer Marketing, LEX

External – OSHA, NCDOL, DOT, training vendors

Geographic Scope


Travel Required



  • Manage programs that ensure sites maintain a continuous state of compliance with the Company’s internal health and safety standards.

  • Support development and review of the Company’s health and safety programs and standards.

  • Execute health and safety programs such as lockout/tagout, hazard communication, electrical safety, working at heights, confined spaces, walking and working surfaces, hearing conservation, industrial vehicle safety, hot work NFPA life safety, PPE, contractor safety, and radiation safety.

  • Lead injury and near-miss investigations and root cause analyses to foster a zero-injury safety culture.

  • Prepare monthly health and safety performance metrics for internal reporting.

  • Review new projects and equipment for EHS risk and compliance to ensure required controls and authorizations are in place prior to commissioning.

  • Develop and deliver safety training programs to ensure regulatory compliance to increase proficiency in safe practices among employees and promote safety consciousness.

  • Manage the development of the Driver Safety Training program content with 3rd party vendors and assure compliance with ANSI 15.1.

  • Lead the EHS pillar team and activities for the site integrated work systems (IWS), a system for creating a zero-loss mindset and culture.

  • Oversee the Safety Committee program to foster a caring culture where safety is ingrained as a core value.

  • Conduct site safety inspections and audits to identify existing or potential safety and health hazards and recommend corrective or preventative measures where indicated.

  • Identify and inform management of compliance issues, safety risks, and improvement opportunities from the findings of safety inspections and audits.

  • Manage review and approval of new chemicals and ensuring they are entered into the Company Safety Data Sheet (SDS) system.

  • Develop periodic safety communications for the site (e.g. safety committee materials, newsletters, etc.).

  • Provide oversight for the Company’s emergency response team activities including ensuring they have adequate training, equipment, and supplies.

  • Ensure non-hazardous waste is properly profiled, labeled, shipped, and disposed.

  • Provide direct support for hazardous materials shipments in compliance with US DOT and IATA requirements.

  • Ensure all regulatory recordkeeping and reporting is maintained and submitted in a timely manner.


  • Do you have experience in EHS with a remote workforce within a non-controlled environment?

  • Do you have a demonstrated track record of success


  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, relevant sciences or specific environmental, health, and safety discipline.

  • 5+ years of relevant environmental, health, and safety experience

  • At least 2 years directly supporting manufacturing (required for Clarksville, TN based role)

  • Demonstrated track record of success

  • Exude a positive attitude, are solution oriented, and have a Winning Mindset.

  • Ability to prioritize activities, manage multiple projects, and achieve deadlines.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP, and ability to learn proprietary databases.

  • Must be able to navigate a fast-paced and ambiguous environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; natural ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders at various levels within an organization.

  • Must be able to work within a dynamic environment and shift priorities as various business needs arise without compromising compliance.

  • Ability to challenge the status quo.

  • Innate curiosity to drive innovation and transformation.


  • 5+ years of relevant environmental, health, and safety experience

  • At least 2 years directly supporting manufacturing (required for Clarksville, TN based role)

  • Demonstrated track record of success


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:

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • 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 counseling 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

  • 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.