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Gerber Collision & Glass Director of EHS in Elmhurst, Illinois

Title: Director of Environmental Health and Safety


  • North American presence with over 700 repair centers in more than 25 states and 5 provinces of Canada.

  • For over 75 years, vehicle owners have trusted their automotive collision and auto glass repairs to Gerber Collision & Glass.

  • Publicly traded parent company, The Boyd Group, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol: BYD

  • Goal of doubling in size every 5 years.

The Role:

  • The Director, EHS is a new role to the organization but is expected to establish and promote a healthy and safe work environment as well as oversees the implementation and maintenance of environmental health and safety systems and processes to protect employees and customers and the environment.

  • . Oversees the development and implementation of EHS strategy/programs/policies across multiple locations (700 plus)

  1. Leads the development, review and implementation of site emergency programs and develop best practices

  2. Manage relationships with vendor who will enforce organizational compliance w local, state, provincial and federal safety

regulations (i.e. OSHA, OH &S)

  1. Emphasizes accountability around safety policies and decisions

  2. Coordinate with vendor regular reviews with site leadership and prioritizes issues

  3. Managing environmental impact strategy including considerations in regards to landfill, recycling, etc

  4. Develop budget/policies/procedures to support Environmental Health and Safety operations

  5. Participate in industry and professional interest groups to stay current on best practices

  • Benefits:

  • Gerber Collision & Glass offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability coverage, 401k with an anticipated employer match, life insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

Education and/or Experience Required (including certifications)

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Environmental Health and Safety

10-15 years of related work experience with Environmental Health and Safety

Previous experience leading the EHS function required

5-7 years previous experience leading an Environmental Health and Safety team

Knowledge of and/or subject matter expert in the retail/collision industry a plus

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

  • Frequent travel to locations may be required

  • Excellent executive level business written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong proven and balanced leadership skills

  • Necessary experience with Google suite preferred (although Office suite experience will suffice)

  • Experience or willingness to build a team

Requisition ID: 2021-15716

External Company Name: Gerber Collision & Glass

External Company URL:

Street: 400 W Grand Avenue