Dir – Enterprise Safety in Remote (United States) at PODS

Date Posted: 9/14/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Enterprise Safety Director leads and drives the safety culture at PODS by creating the strategy and influencing the leadership and support for Safety in the organization.  This position works in conjunction with the PODS leadership to perpetuate and improve the company’s safety culture and performance. This position is responsible for developing a strategy and delivering programs/training to drive safety principles and practices to create a highly-engaged, dynamic and behavior-based safety culture throughout the organization; and will also be responsible for implementing and maintaining proactive processes, tools that will optimize safety performance and ensure regulatory compliance.


  • Develop and implement an enterprise Safety strategy that creates a positive, consistent Safety culture.
  • Determine the organization, resources and tools needed to drive a behavior based safety strategy
  • Accountability to manage driver compliance, including ownership of driver files
  • Responsible for assisting with safety sensitive training
  • Create and implement programs/training that ensure a safe workplace including safety orientations, skill training, emergency preparedness, proper job instruction, hazardous material procedures, and the use of protective equipment.
  • Develops a systemic process to collect data and analyze the causes of accidents and generate required reporting.
  • Implements initiatives to reduce and prevent accidents to drive continuous safety improvement
  • Drives accountability for performance, oversee and guide the safety performance programs and drive leading performance indicators through a Safety Dashboard.
  • Ensure operations are sustainable and compliant with group, regulatory, industry and all safety requirements
  • Work closely with the Business Units and functional leadership to align priorities and get buy-in for successful implementation of safety initiatives/programs/training.
  • Positively influence the desired safety behaviors of our associates through reward and recognition programs.
  • Uphold all areas of regulatory compliance with various government agencies and industry standards: OSHA, DOT, FMCSA
  • Maintain the safety systems in place to ensure all recorded information is accurate and belongs to our company record.  Oversee regular driver audits to ensure compliance.


This role will report to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, and will be responsible for managing all third-party safety and fleet vendors, safety resources, and will work cross-functionally with Company leadership across the Operations, Risk, Finance, HR and IT Teams.

This position currently has the following positions reporting to them.  Compliance, Safety Managers 

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

The successful candidate will be a subject-matter expert in developing and executing an enterprise wide safety strategy, leveraging safety trends and data into compelling insights, strategies, and programs that drive meaningful results. This person will be able to thrive in a highly entrepreneurial, fast-changing, and collaborative environment, and will lead a team of driven and enthusiastic safety professionals.

  • RESULTS ORIENTATION: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organizations standards.  Ensures all details are covered and adhered to company policies; able to do things right the first time; able to meet agreed-upon commitments and advises when deadlines are in jeopardy.
  • THINK STRATEGICALLY: Able to see the "big picture" and be future-thinking; Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately; Able to take a broad perspective; Able to create a vision of organizational safety objectives; Able to make decisions based on long-term company goals.
  • WRITE/PRESENT PROFICIENTLY: Able to convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; Able to write in a well-organized and concise, yet complete, format; Able to use vocabulary appropriate for the audience; Able to constructively review and edit the written work of others
  • ANALYTICAL: Able to effectively gather all relevant information; Able to identify key issues; Able to qualitatively and / or quantitatively process data; Able to identify relationships, draw logical conclusions and interpret results for use in decision-making
  • BUILD EFFECTIVE TEAMS: Able to promote team cohesiveness, cooperation and effectiveness; Able to actively seek the ideas and help of others, and contribute own ideas and actions to achieve team goals; Able to consider feelings and needs of others when working together to meet common goals

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressive safety experience with at least 5 years leading a team and minimum of 2 years as a current Director level.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Safety systems, regulations, compliance and standards
  • Proven leadership and team management skills derived from having direct responsibility for building and managing a cohesive, high-performance team.
  • Ability to identify, communicate and inspire an organization around the critical steps to improve our safety programs.
  • Experience working in an organization with a large fleet and operation
  • An enterprise mindset with the ability to recognize and adjust to cultural and business drivers, while working effectively across teams
  • Conceptual, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to determine appropriate courses of action for achieving long-range organizational safety goals
  • Solutions focus with a strong ability to motivate teams to perform
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant corporate and government regulations and standards
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time
  • Ideally, you would have applicable certifications in Safety and professional membership with related organizations.



  • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements: Approximately up to 50%
  • Remote position-must be able to travel to Clearwater, FL as needed
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • May be subject to pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy




The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this job.  

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

PODS Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.


It is essential for us to work in an atmosphere of friendly cooperation; it is your responsibility to:

  • Ask your direct supervisor for an explanation of anything you do not understand.
  • Attend Orientation class and any required training sessions.
  • Read your job description and Associate Handbook; sign the required acknowledgement documents and return to HR.
  • Ask any questions about these items as well as any information given to you at meetings and through individual or group instructions, which will assist your understanding of this position.


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