National Compliance Manager

Baltimore, MD, USA ● Chicago, IL, USA ● Northern California, CA, USA Req #3165
Monday, November 7, 2022

About Us: The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. ( combines exceptional quality and brand building with broadline food service distribution for more than 35 years. With Protein, Specialty, Produce, and Broadline offerings, we service the most discerning chefs in a hybrid approach of convenience and superior quality. We introduce more than 2,000 artisan producers of the world’s finest ingredients from over 40 countries to the finest chefs in the world. We passionately consult, sell, and build relationships with more than 35,000 customers through the most experienced network of over 600 consultive sales associates, best-in-breed technology, rapid service, and support levels that solidify our long-standing ties to both established and up-and-coming premium restaurants.



Mission: The mission of The Chefs’ Warehouse is to provide the world’s greatest ingredients to the world’s best chefs.


Our C.H.E.F.S. Values:


Curious & Creative

Hungry For Food & Results


Forward Thinking & Flexible

Supportive (Of Peers & Chefs)


Job Title: National Safety Program Manager – Protein Division

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Open

Schedule: Schedule is set based on business needs, Day time with flexibility to work some nights.

Salary Structure: Salary

Salary Range: Competitive

Department: Corporate Operations – Protein

Travel: 50-70%

Job Description:

  • Develops a culture of safety throughout the organization, collaborating with Facility Operations leads, upper management, HR and other company-wide safety professionals
  • New hire safety training, orientation and equipment machine certification
  • Supports & deploys company safety awareness agenda, champions safety education and leads safety enforcement, & enforces compliance with federal regulations
  • Create & train on facility specific programs for the operations management team to deploy, including but not limited to:
    • Lock out/Tag out (Including FSIS Cooperative Agreement)
    • Powered equipment (fork lift, hand jack, etc.)
    • MHE
    • First Aid
    • PPE
    • Hazard Communication
    • Emergency Action Plan (Maps, exits, meeting place)
    • Etc.
  • Stays abreast of all new and current safety regulations and updated processes, policies & practices
  • Leads (or “supports local team?”) the investigation process for all accidents and incidents, and recommends course of action
  • Reviews incident data, evaluates occurrences to craft reports, support claim filing with insurance and determine the type, length and depth of safety training that is appropriate for each individual involved in any type of accident/s
  • Assists with data gathering and submittals of all appropriate annual reports to the EPA
  • Ensures timely and efficient processing of incident documentation and files, with claims and insurance
  • In conjunction with upper management, builds accident preventing system reinforced by ongoing training to avoid recurrence of individual injuries, property damages & workers compensation claims for all team members.
  • Collaborates with the Operations Team to administer corporate established safety performance based reward programs.
  • Develop and implement a simple, targeted KPI’ scorecard for all protein facilities.


  • Formal training or education in protein equipment, operations & transportation safety is desired but not required
  • Hands-on training/Site review
  • 5 years of Safety experience or a background in Safety Management
  • Knowledgeable of Safety best practices, regulatory requirements, industry standards & DOT/OSHA regulations
  • Experience in developing and implementing safety and risk management programs which comply with all Federal, State and local laws
  • Oral and written communication skills are necessary along with a strong set of Platform Skills as this role will lead discussions with tough audiences on sensitive issues
  • Strong computer proficiency using Microsoft Office products, i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience in evaluating company risk factors, anticipate related costs and able to proactively recommend corrective measures
  • Excellent organizing skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously

The above job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.


Perks & Benefits:

  • Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Medical Benefits
  • Weekly pay
  • Life Insurance
  • 5% above cost for our high-quality food products
  • Employee discounts for travel and events
  • 401k


The Chefs' Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Northern California, CA, USA