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Lead Manager EHS - RAI TMS

Date: Feb 9, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US

Company: RAI

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.

This position works directly with the director of EHS and is responsible for ensuring safety systems, policies, and procedures are in place for RAI’s trade marketing organization. This position will work with the EHS team to  ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations while continuously and proactively advance EHS impact and develop programs and initiatives to promote improvements.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret Federal, State and Local environmental and OSHA regulations, as well as corporate policies into practical guidance for trade marketing management
  • Develop, implement, and enforce company policies and procedures that will ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Develop and implement programs in partnership with trade marketing management to support RAI’s goal of improving safety and environmental performance including injury and illness prevention strategies
  • Develop safety newsletters and messages and communicate to trade marketing employees routinely and frequently.
  • Develop and implement effective training as it relates to new hire and annual trade employee training with appropriate documentation and records to demonstrate completion. Address safety issues and offer additional training and guidance if needed
  • Develop and implement strategies to prevent fleet operations injuries, property losses, moving violations and vehicle accidents.
  • Conduct job, work environment, fleet operations and maintenance analysis to identify safety/non-compliance hazards and recommend solutions
  • Conduct root cause investigations and gather documentation for safety accidents and recommend corrective actions.
  • Conduct job safety analysis and ensure that proper tools and PPEs are provided to trade employees to perform their daily job
  • Apply expertise in accident reduction programs and present safety performance matrix at annual RAI insurance underwriter negotiations.
  • Support manufacturing EHS teams and develop EHS and sustainability reports, perform accident trend analysis, as well as developing general EHS training and communication documents
  • Review RAI’s written health & safety programs to ensure they are up to date.
  • Manage EHS data and the sharepoint sites to ensure records and documents are captured and maintained appropirately



  • A B.S. or advanced degree in safety, engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in occupational safety, EHS, and regulatory compliance
  • Computer skills, specifically the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook, SAP and ability to learn to use proprietary databases and other computer based applications.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail orientated and ability to meet deadlines with high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision to accomplish goals and meet schedules, and work as a team leader/facilitator to address specific issues.
  • Possess strong problem-solving, critical thinking, reasoning, and decision-making skills.
  • Must have the ability to read and grasp EHS regulations, technical documents, and mathematical calculations.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and work with various departments.
  • Travel flexibility required

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.


Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 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
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

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 race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.

Telephone: 262-439-1893


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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