On behalf of our client the Manitoba Trucking Association, we are currently recruiting a Safety Program Director to join their Winnipeg team.  The Manitoba Trucking Association exists to develop and maintain a safe and healthy business environment for its industry members and has been doing so since 1932. Comprised of Associated Trade members and over 270 Carrier member companies representing over 10,000 employees, the Manitoba Trucking Association is an advocacy group and the voice of the trucking industry in Manitoba.

The Manitoba Trucking Association is a member of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, which is the federation of seven provincial trucking associations and has over 4,500 member companies nationally. The mandate of the Canadian Trucking Alliance is to represent the trucking industry’s viewpoint on national and international policy, regulatory and legislative issues that affect trucking.

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Safety Council, the Safety Program Director is responsible for developing and ensuring the overall success of the newly established Trucking Safety Program in fostering a culture of safety and reducing work-related injuries and illness in the provincial trucking sector.  This includes working closely with the Safety Council to establish a compelling vision and strategic direction, and managing its implementation.

This is a brand new leadership role that will appeal to an entrepreneurial, service-focused individual who enjoys building safety programs for the trucking industry from the ground up.  The Safety Program Director works in collaboration with its strategic business partners and stakeholders to understand industry needs and priorities, ensuring the organization develops and effectively delivers targeted programs and services, and ensures strong financial, human resource and communications management.  The position requires both leadership and management skills, and the ability to develop and maintain an environment consistent with the organization’s values.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

The Safety Program Director is accountable to the Executive Director for the leadership and management of the Manitoba Trucking Association’s Safety Program including program development, delivery and financial management.  The Safety Program Director is responsible for the integrity of all programs and services that includes ensuring standards are upheld when granting safety certification and compliance with the requirements of levy-funding agreements.

Strategic and Business Planning

  • Provide information and analysis, advise and assist the Safety Council in formulating the vision, goals, objectives and performance indicators for the organization and ensure they are aligned with the expectations of primary stakeholders, the current and anticipated environment.
  • Recommend development of policies, programs, services and new initiatives in response to identified needs, trends and issues relevant to workplace safety and health.
  • Prepare an annual work plan and operating budget
  • Maintain current technical knowledge and understanding of leading practices in workplace safety, including any new developments related to workplace health and safety legislation and regulations or programs in other jurisdictions.
  • Manage and direct development and delivery of workplace health and safety programs and services including training, information and resources, on-site advisory services, and certification.  Supervise and provide guidance to safety personnel with their daily responsibilities, and directly deliver safety and health programs and services as required.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with industry stakeholders and strategic partners, including federal and provincial governmental agencies, non-government organizations, health and safety leaders, educational institutions, and community organizations to support information sharing, cooperation and achievement of common goals.
  • Develop a strong and visible presence within the community, acting as an ambassador for safety in the trucking industry and continuing to raise its profile.
  • Monitor the performance of the organization to ensure adherence to established budgets, goals and objectives, and Association policies.  Provide clear monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports to the Safety Council, Executive Director and others as required.
    • Working with the Council Chair, identify key issues for Council deliberations and develop agendas and materials for Council meetings.
    • Provide information, training, materials, etc. as requested by the Council, and ensure effective communication between the Council and the organization’s employees.
    • Certificate of completion of recognized post-secondary Occupational Health and Safety program.  Professional safety designation, such as CRSP, CSP preferred.
    • Post-secondary education in business or management, or equivalent.
    • 5 to 7 years in a management role with demonstrated skills in leading a team.
    • Proven ability to apply sound judgment, integrity and leadership to work effectively across organizational levels and boundaries; from senior business leaders to line level supervisors, Safety Council and Association Board of Directors through to entry level staff, government, non-government organizations and community organizations.
    • Senior health and safety expertise, management and financial acumen, and knowledge of the trucking industry.
    • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills as well as experience facilitating discussions and consultations.

Safety Program Technical Leadership

Stakeholder and Public Relations

Financial, Operational and Organizational Leadership

Safety Council Support

Education, Certifications and Experience

If you feel you have the demonstrated background and are interested in learning more about this career opportunity please forward your resume to [email protected] or call 204.336.6249.