First listed on: 10 July 2018

Safety and Health Specialist | BIG W 

Based in the Hoxton Park Distribution Centre we have a critical role for an experienced Logistics Safety and Health Specialist to partner with the Operations managers to continue to support and embed our Safety Strategy. 

  • Autonomous and self led role
  • Australian owned, household brand
  • Attractive remuneration and performance based incentive program

What we're like

BIG W's best and most valued asset is its team of 22,000 passionate people in Australia and Asia. We believe the most vital ingredient to driving our business success is our people and we aim to empower every individual to make a positive contribution, extend career skills and ultimately maximise their potential.

  • Great team culture
  • Flexible working hours - Monday to friday
  • Accountability and autonomy for outcomes

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced SHE and return to work specialist to join the team at our Hoxton Park DC.  Reporting to the DC Manager, you will partner closely with the Operations Manager and National Safety & Health Manager to foster and champion a safety culture and a safe working environment in our shed. You will also be responsbile for the following:

  • Based on the national strategy, develop the site logistics safety plan, and implement.

  • Responsible for coaching & training leaders to deliver a safe environment for team members, contractors and visitors

  • Lead severity 1&2 investigations and and assist in severity 3 & 4 monitor or escalate preventable actions

  • Implement and deliver training as per Training Needs Analysis

About You

To be successful in this role and enjoy and thrive in our culture, you will also have the following core experiences:

• Solid SH&E experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment

• Proven experience in a management or leadership role

• Strong communication skills, stakeholder management and relationship building skills

• Working knowledge of all legislation relevant to the SH&E compliance

About Us

For over 50 years BIG W has been the trusted backstop of Australian households. We have clothed Australian families, furnished Australian homes and filled Australian toy boxes. We opened our first store on the outskirts of Newcastle in New South Wales in 1964 and have 186 stores operating across Australia today.

BIG W is proud to provide Australian shoppers with a broad range of quality general merchandise products at low prices. From women's, men's and children's clothing and shoes to homewares, electronics, pet food, cleaning items, party goods, toys and books, BIG W is a popular one-stop-shop for customers seeking great design, brands and value across the country.


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