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Position Summary:

The Fleet Safety & Compliance Leader may be located out of any geographical area in the USA so long as the candidate has the ability to access a nearby commercial airport.


This role develops an organizational safety and compliance strategy and structure that matches the needs of the entire Logistics enterprise. The mission of this position includes:

  • Driving award winning safety performance by ensuring safety is a core value.
  • Improving and maintaining customer partnerships through world class customer service.
  • Developing a comprehensive compliance / training strategy
  • Transforming our safety / compliance processes through our Lean business principles lens.
  • Driving structural change throughout the Logistics organization to achieve all initiatives / metrics while relentlessly living the Logistics Vision.
Who we are:

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.


At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure safety is at the forefront of all of our actions and decisions.
  • Implements and drives a comprehensive compliance strategy.
  • Manage, assess, and develop talent.
  • Drive the implementation of structural change in the organization both in the areas of delivery scheduling and tactics.
  • Accountability for Logistics operational performance in the following areas:, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Customer Satisfaction, Cost Performance, Property Management, Safeguarding Company Assets, Work Standards, Procedures and Policies
  • Drive improvements utilizing Lean business practices:  Policy Deployment, Glass wall, Visual tools (e.g. 5S), problem solving tools (e.g. root cause countermeasure, pareto, etc.).
  • Leverage telematics data and insights to analyze causes of accidents, driver behavior and near misses, identify risk trends, and develop plans to mitigate the risk.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics Director in crafting and executing strategies that build a culture of safety within the Company.
  • Validates regulatory and policy compliance, formulates strategies and tactics, and develops improvement initiatives to prevent injuries and vehicle crashes, reduce liability costs, and mitigate risk.
  • Serves as a Driver Fleet Safety subject matter expert for the field operations, management and senior leadership.
  • Responsible for ensuring our company's policies and procedures comply with regulatory and ethical standards such as DOT, FMSCA and OSHA.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Indirect supervision of all Logistics associates under the direction of the Director of Logistics

Required/preferred skills:
  • Exceptional character and leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • The ability to communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft products:  Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Required/preferred experience:
  • At least 10 years of leadership experience.
  • Experience applying Lean business principles and tools.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university; and 10+ years related logistics/management leadership experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in logistics experience.


Employee must be able to travel 50% of the time.

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

What We Offer:

Unique Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Generous 401K Matching Program
  • Unique programs to help associates improve access to medical professionals and improve the overall healthcare experience

What Sets Us Apart:


Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be.

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement.


Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals’ role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success.


We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization.


We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need.

*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 


Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


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