Director, Compliance, NA Region

Gate Gourmet
Reston, VA
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
Director, Compliance, Ops, NA Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world's largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to deliver delicious, healthy, and affordable meals to over 270 million travelers around the globe. We are currently looking for a Director, Compliance, Ops to join our Compliance team based in Reston, Virginia. Reporting to the Director EHS & Security, the Director Compliance, Ops will be responsible for assuring compliance of regional unit operations in the fields of Quality/Food Safety, Environment, Health and Safety (QEH&S). Actively lead improvements and implement risk mitigation solutions within all regional operating units. Manage regulatory and internal requirement changes for immediate and flawless adaptation in operations. This individual will work collaboratively across all sites within the region to drive gategroup's compliance strategy and plans to achieve world-class/zero incident QEH&S performance. This position will report directly to the Managing Director, Operations Compliance, Global. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Provide leadership, development and succession planning for regional and operating unit QEH&S team members through exemplary teaching and coaching. Support the development of QEH&S goals, objectives and targets at the regional and unit levels. Liaise with support functions such as HR, Legal, Customer Service, etc. to evaluate and reduce potential risks. Provide operating unit technical support in the areas of quality, food safety, occupational safety and health, chemical safety, waste management, waste water and storm water pollution prevention, air quality and environmental annual reporting. Prepare proposals and reports for senior leadership. Ensure adherence to departmental budgets. Liaise with regional customers, trade unions, business and industry groups to identify emerging trends and issues. Implement special projects related to company business objectives related to the QEH&S. Assess and ensure compliance with local, state and federal food safety, environmental, health and safety regulations. Work with units to maintain compliance with QEH&S standards. Maintain an Environmental Compliance Calendar for all units. Work with regulatory agencies and environmental consulting firms to achieve goals and ensure permits are in place. Support unit operations training in QEH&S. Drive waste minimization, reduction and recycling process through the identification of opportunities and targets. Support operating unit program implementation. Support operating units in determination of quality defects, accident and injury root causes, corrective and preventive actions. Monitor, measure and communicate safety trends, targets and impacts through the use of QEH&S scorecards. Evaluate and continuously improve company risk prevention process effectiveness (BMS, CCPs, PRIDE and ramp SQUAD). Work with operational leadership to optimize deployment of QEH&S processes. Ensure regulatory reporting responsibilities of business units are met. Administer corporate QEH&S policies and procedures and make improvement recommendations. In conjunction with HR, identify and support implementation of CSR, health and wellness initiatives. Education: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety, Quality Management or related field. Masters in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Quality Management or Occupational Safety preferred. Work Experience: 7-10 years industrial experience in quality, environmental, health and safety. Airline and/or food industry experience preferred A proven track record of successful results Proven experience in development and implementation of quality, environmental, health and safety processes Proven teamwork experience in a fast-paced environment Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration) Extensive experience with Microsoft Office applications Strong knowledge of QEH&S management systems (ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001) Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar environmental or quality certifications desired, but not required Language / Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills required Strong presentation skills for all levels of employees Passionate and self-motivated to excel Team player able to build consensus and lead successful teams Detail orientated, flexible and responsive Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines Job Dimensions Geographic Responsibility: Full regional responsibility Type of Employment: Full-time Travel %: 50% Exemption Classification: Exempt Internal Relationships: See Duties & Responsibilities section External Relationships: See Duties & Responsibilities section Work Environment / Requirements of the Job: Office, airport ramp and flight kitchen Budget / Revenue Responsibility: (Local Currency) varies by region Organization Structure Direct Line Manager (Title): Managing Director, Operations Compliance, Global Dotted Line Manager (Title, if applicable): Regional Leader Number of Direct Reports: varies by region, up to 10 Number of Dotted Line Reports: varies by region, up to 40 Estimated Total Size of Team: varies by region, up to 40 gategroup Competencies Required to be Successful in the Job: Thinking - Information Search and analysis & problem resolution skills Engaging - Understanding others, Team Leadership and Developing People Inspiring - Influencing and building relationships, Motivating and Inspiring, Communicating effectively Achieving - Delivering business results under pressure, Championing Performance Improvement and Customer Focus Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone: We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity We communicate and keep each other informed We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone's day better The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the job being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. gategroup reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Candidates may be required to go through pre-employment drug screen, criminal check and/or airport fingerprinting. gategroup - an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to workforce diversity and actively encourage all qualified persons to seek employment with us, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities. #ggi#

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