Ryder System Transportation Safety Manager in BLOOMFIELD, Connecticut

Position Description

The Safety Manager is responsible for managing safety, health and security processes and providing leadership related to employee safety and health issues at a large distribution or transportation facility location. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring compliance with regulatory agencies as well as, internal Ryder safety and health requirements. Position will support operational personnel to ensure that continuous improvement systems are in place to drive positive results relative to employee safety programs, regulatory compliance, workers compensation and injury / collision frequency. This individual will act as a positive change agent in building a strong safety culture with management and drivers.


  • Bachelor degree and evidence of significant exposure to health and safety related coursework

  • Experience in management of employee safety and health issues or a working knowledge of OSHA / DOT / FMCSA regulatory standards is preferred.

  • Candidate must possess good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of management and various employees, drivers and multi-functional teams.

  • Self- motivated with good time management skills, excellent verbal / writing skills and team building skills are important skill sets.

  • PIT operational experience, knowledge and trainer certification is preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of the FMSCA Cargo Securement regulations is preferred


  • Oversight of multiple facilities and some travel will be involved.

  • Support administrative team relative to leadership of SHS issues.

  • Develops, supervises and coordinate new employee and recurrent monthly / yearly training programs to promote safe work practices

  • Investigates, tracks, analyzes and reports to management all injuries and collisions with a focus on effective root cause analysis and corrective action follow-up

  • Participates and interacts with Corporate safety staff with regards to best practices, regulatory updates and internal safety metric tracking

  • Act as the facility coordinator for the site Safety Management and Incident Management System

  • Develops and maintain Job Safety Analysis documents for common tasks

  • Consults with operations in the design, purchase and use of equipment, tools and PPE

  • Partner with operations to visit customer sites to address and mitigate delivery hazards

  • Complete the required OSHA Recordkeeping requirements

  • Act as a change agent to improve location DriveCam Program and coaching effectiveness

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety is required

  • A minimum of 5 (five) years of experience directly managing employee safety and health issues or a Master's degree

  • Technical experience in OSHA/DOT/FMCSR regulatory standards is required

  • Masters degree in Safety or Health field preferred

  • Candidate must have the ability to work with all levels of management and manage multi-functional teams

  • CSP or CDS preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Logistics or Transportation or 8 (eight) years of combined college and/or relevant equivalent work experience is required

  • Minimum of 2 (two) years of supervisory experience required

  • Experience with warehouse and or software applications, routing and dispatch software systems required

  • Experience with ground transportation operations including DOT, OSHA and all related safety regulations


  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in a transportation, warehouse or distribution environment preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred


  • Ensuring flawless execution and adherence to pre-established customer critical success factors

  • Management of all areas of transportation to include safety, transportation, DOT regulation, compliance, P and L responsibility, distribution and customer service

  • Management of assigned direct reports to include employee relation issues, performance management, new employee training and development

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2019-69694

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 20-30%

Position Code 2175