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Global Safety Leader Director


This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 27, 2021.

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Job Title

Global Safety Leader Director

Job Type



Bachelor’s Degree




Manufacturing and Production

Date Needed By

Shift Type


– 40%

Job Description


Silgan Dispensing is a global manufacturer of packaging solutions that help brands enhance lives.

Our broad portfolio of trigger sprayers, pumps, fine mist sprayers, and closures are used by iconic brands for personal care, beauty, fragrance, home, garden, and healthcare markets.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the Silgan Dispensing team includes approximately 6,000 employees across North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

We are proud to have created a diverse workforce that is innovative, sustainably focused, respectful, inclusive, driven to excel and customer-oriented — held together by the belief that we are best when we work as One Team.

Our culture of engagement, collaboration and accountability is what enables us to be the dispensing partner brands rely on to grow their business. 

Silgan Dispensing Systems is searching for a Director, Global Safety with proven experience in developing and executing comprehensive corporate health and safety programs, focusing on risk reduction, loss control, safety, and compliance.

Position Summary: 

This is an opportunity for a senior-level professional to advance their career and to make a significant impact in implementing Silgan’s global health and safety programs. The Director, Global Safety will work collaboratively with key departments at Silgan Dispensing, including Executive Management, Human Resources, Legal and Manufacturing and Supply Chain. The position requires strong skills in working across functions and applying analytical, leadership and management skills to safety program development and execution. 


We are looking for someone who has direct experience in regulatory health and safety compliance in manufacturing across a global platform with a proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, build consensus and create behavioral based safety programming and systems to drive strong safety results and accountability. 

Job Requirements


Ensures compliance with relevant global health and safety regulations, as well as with corporate policies and procedures. 

Outlines enhancements to the Silgan Dispensing Safety Management System 

Creates a strategic roadmap to achieve a zero incident culture 

Implements initiatives to train the workforce on safety policies and practices and to reduce the level of work-related accidents and/or occupational hazards. 

Conducts routine safety audits when due and/or assists with external safety audits. 

Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and managing workplace conditions and behavioral practices to eliminate or minimize occupational health and safety hazards.

Collaborates within the organization to drive health and safety solutions on a continuous improvement model, for example, by modifying work processes, equipment, or facilities. 

Manages incident reporting, internal and external, and manages root cause analysis and ensures implementation of corrective actions. 

Manages and prioritizes projects in a fast-paced environment.

Fosters strong corporate global health and safety culture. 

Oversees annual site audit process 


Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health science, occupational and environmental health, toxicology or related science, engineering, physical science or life science. 

Accreditation as a Certified Industrial Hygienist or Certified Safety Professional a plus. 

10+ years of health and safety experience in manufacturing. 

Prefer global safety management experience. 

Prefer Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma background 

Prefer experience in Safety Technology Systems 

Strong leader and strategic thinker 

Well organized with solid project management and long
– and short-term planning skills.

Demonstrated successful communication skills, including ability to interact with all levels in the organization and to motivate strong safety behaviors. 

Ability to travel 25-40% across global platform 

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.