Environmental Management System Specialist

by Saputo Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Marys, ON
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2023
Saputo Inc.

Job Description

Environmental Management System Specialist


At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence.?Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.


Overview of the Role

The EMS Specialist will address and manage the environmental responsibilities related to a major dairy manufacturing facility including being the lead in environmental stewardship at the site. This position will manage EMS responsibilities for St Marys and Orangeville locations.


How you will make contributions that matter:

  • Aid in the deployment and site management of the new corporate Environmental Management System (EMS);

  • Ensure the site clearly understands, leadership-endorsed environmental objectives and targets to work towards;

  • Determine what factors/processes/systems have the greatest impact on the site's environmental sustainability KPIs (water, wastewater, waste, energy, etc.);

  • Lead the site's effort to identify and manage significant environmental aspects (New Aspect Register);

  • Conduct assessments to identify behaviors, processes, controls and technology to manage risk and drive improvement;

  • Assess site-level training needs, arrange relevant training and ensure training records are updated;

  • Raise awareness and ownership of environmental performance within the site;

  • Analyze environmental and sustainability data to understand environmental performance, ensure compliance with permit conditions and identify trends;

  • Engage appropriate plant personnel to roll-out new controls for improved risk management / continuous improvement on significant environmental aspects.

  • Drive cost reduction initiatives through reduction at source efforts.



You are best suited for the role if you have the following qualifications:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and effectively influence at all levels internally (peers and management) and externally (regulators);

  • Highly motivated self-starter that can operate independently with minimum supervision;

  • Can motivate others and drive change using internal and external resources

  • Strong reasoning ability - capable of breaking down complex problems into pieces that can be solved with data, analysis, assumptions, and judgment;

  • Ability to train on and implement new methodologies;

  • Technical capacity for assessing and optimizing utility systems (steam, compressed air, refrigeration, etc.), including know-how for calculating theoretical/actual performance improvements and associated savings;

  • Working knowledge of federal, provincial and local environmental standards and regulations;

  • Working knowledge of relevant ISO standards, including the 14000 and 50000 family of standards, a plus;

  • Understanding of programs like EPA Energy Star;

  • Familiarity with MS Office, PLC’s, process instrumentation and ability to read process drawings.

  • Working knowledge of SQF and/or BRC(British Retail Consortium) is an asset


Education and experience :

  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering and/or diploma in environmental science or background in a relevant discipline, with a strong preference for engineering, environmental, environmental health and safety or sustainability;

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Environmental Compliance and/or Environmental Sustainability roles, with specific experience in:

    •  Implementing and reviewing/auditing environmental management systems.

    • Implementing an effective resource conservation (climate/water/waste) program in a manufacturing setting.

    • Engaging and influencing internal audiences around the benefits of sound environmental management.

    • Collecting, analyzing and reporting environmental and sustainability data.

  • Experience with responding to requests around Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (Carbon Disclosure Project, Walmart Index, SEDEX, etc.);

  • Understanding of Manufacturing Practices within the food and beverage industry and how this relates to environmental issues;

  • Relevant Professional certifications a plus.


We support and care for our employees and their families by providing:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Advantageous corporate agreements

  • Full range of group insurance benefits

  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution

  • Purchase option of company stocks

  • Group RRSP

  • Health and wellness program in the workplace

  • Assistance program for employees and their families

  • Saputo products at a discounted price


Saputo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations up to the point of undue hardships, are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.





Our story began in Canada in 1954, when the Saputo family's hard work and dedication created a thriving dairy business. More than 65 years later, our roots in this country remain strong with our Corporate Headquarters in Montréal. Today, we are a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada with well-loved brands, such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Joyya, Milk2Go, Milk2Go Sport, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn* and Woolwich Goat Dairy. Thanks to our national footprint, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and consumers, and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in Canada, please click here. (http://saputo.com/en/our-products/canada-sector)


Join the Saputo Dairy Products Canada team to make your contributions matter every day!


* SCOTSBURN is a registered trademark and is used under license by Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.


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Saputo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.