Safety security supervisor Job at Wayfair, South Elgin, IL

  • Wayfair
  • South Elgin, IL

Job Description

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The Wayfair Global Safety and Security (GLOSS) team is a multifunctional team that prioritizes mitigating risk by protecting our assets, intelligence collection, collaborative process improvements, and continuously evolving our culture through an inclusive approach to health and safety. We are Wayfair; we deliver a best-in-class customer experience in the furniture and home space because we are driven, determined and relentless about taking care of our people in a fast-paced environment. This is an incredible and unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing eCommerce company.

The Safety and Security Site Supervisor will be responsible for providing leadership on all life safety and security related standards, systems, processes, while driving our safety and security initiatives across the supply chain network. Reports into the Supply Chain Safety and Security Manager and will be responsible for providing leadership with options, recommendations and best practices as a subject matter expert in safety and security.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the implementation and adherence of all aspects of our Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (Occupational Safety/Health Program) for assigned location(s).
  • Reduce the probability and severity of work related injuries and illnesses, while ensuring compliance and adding value to the overall operation.
  • Anticipate, identify, evaluate hazardous conditions and build practices to aid in all critical incident planning, preparation and responses.
  • Conduct inspections of facilities to identify and correct potential hazards, security risks, and to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Partner cross-functionally with all levels of site management in assigned location(s) to mitigate risk and resolve safety and security related issues.
  • Develop action plans to improve safety/security culture in assigned location(s) and promote employee engagement in safety/security programs.
  • Partner with operations and key stakeholders, to ensure all new hires receive safety orientation, and verify annual training requirements for existing employees.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of safety/security accountability programs.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies, industry security and life safety professionals, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Prepare and submit safety and security incident reports in compliance with company and insurance carrier requirements. Support any related investigations.
  • Provide daily guidance to the third party guard service. Ensure guards are following documented post orders. Work to ensure there are no gaps in guard coverage
  • Conduct physical security, camera system and access control checks to ensure compliance.

What You’ll Need

  • 2+ years in a dedicated Safety/Security role or similar experience required. Bachelor’s Degree not required but preferred.
  • Lean Six-Sigma experience desired.
  • OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 Certification, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements that govern worker health and safety, physical assessment and ergonomic skills, and case management skills.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal fire and safety regulations and laws.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of safety and security concepts, best practices, policies, programs, and procedures. Preferably in a retail distribution environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexibility to support multiple buildings across multiple shifts that are dynamic and have changing business needs.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, and demonstrated experience with hypothesis-driven learning and turning data into actionable insights.
  • Superior communication skills with the ability to navigate a complex organization and generate buy-in for ideas and plans.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias for action and ability to deal with extreme ambiguity and rapidly changing environments.
  • Strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism, including an ability to maintain confide
  • Must be able to stand and or walk in a variety of weather and terrain conditions for shifts up to 10 hours.
  • Must be able to lift and hold 15 pounds.
  • Be able to work effectively in warehouse environments with hot and cold conditions, as well as loud noises.
  • Ability to travel within your assigned area of responsibility. Occasional overnight travel may be required as needed.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage starts Day 1
  • 401(k) with company match up to 4%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • $5,250 in Tuition Reimbursement

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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