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Director Corporate Safety & Risk Management


New Orleans, LA


Human Resources & Legal


Laitram LLC
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Laitram LLC is seeking a Director with corporate-wide responsibility for all environmental, occupational health & safety-related functions, as well as internal risk management and business continuity. The candidate will bring strong experience in strategy and operations, capable of implementing high-performance EHS programs at both corporate and site levels, while also providing advisory support to the senior leadership team on EHS, risk management, and business continuity programs and performance.

Our global workforce of over 4,000 employees across 20+ countries consist of reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 50 years.

Laitram LLC offers an unparalleled opportunity for the right individual seeking to work for an established yet consistently growing company, with opportunities for international exposure, continuous improvement, and career advancement. Founded on the principle of doing the right thing, we prioritize honesty, fairness, and respect in all interactions with customers, employees, and suppliers. We heavily invest in these values, aiming to practice our business philosophy every day, leading to consistent recognition for innovation and workplace excellence. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.


  • Develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive environmental, health, safety, risk management, and business continuity programs, policies, and procedures for a global organization.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to management and employees on EHS, and business continuity matters, including training, awareness campaigns, and emergency response procedures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate EHS, risk management, and business continuity considerations into manufacturing processes, and facility operations.
  • Manage and analyze data and metrics to track performance, identify trends, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Conduct regular audits, inspections, and risk assessments to identify potential hazards and ensure adherence to safety standards, protocols, and business continuity plans.
  • Investigate incidents, accidents, and near misses, implementing corrective and preventive actions to mitigate risks and prevent recurrence.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for EHS regulatory agencies, ensuring compliance with permits, reporting requirements, and inspections.
  • Stay informed about emerging regulations, trends, and best practices, recommending proactive measures to maintain compliance and enhance performance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science, Occupational Health & Safety, Engineering, or related field; advanced degree or professional certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety management or operational leadership, preferably in manufacturing or industrial settings, with a focus on risk management and business continuity.
  • 5+ years leading global EHS, risk management, or business continuity teams.
  • Expertise in administering and auditing core safety programs, with hands-on experience managing industrial environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental regulations (e.g., EPA, OSHA), industrial hygiene principles, and best practices in safety management systems, risk management, or business continuity planning.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective EHS, risk management, or business continuity programs, driving continuous improvement and achieving measurable results.
  • Experience managing regulatory compliance, conducting audits and inspections, and interfacing with regulatory agencies across EHS and business continuity domains.