Safety Specialist

Chicago, Illinois
14 Aug 2020
13 Nov 2020
The Safety Specialist supports the Health & Safety team with day-to-day oversight of teams within a warehouse or retail store location.  You have a passion to keep people safe and know how to influence the behavior of others.  You know that how you provide feedback is just as important as the feedback itself.  You are self-motivated, able to work independently and have a keen eye for detail.  You understand how the work you perform locally impacts the larger organization, and you are willing to speak up when you see an issue. 

What You Get To Do Every Day
  • Promote a consistent safety culture throughout the store/warehouse through coaching, feedback and corrective actions
  • Participate in employee and guest accident investigations utilizing root cause analysis, identifying hazards, and implementing solutions to address safety risks
  • Conduct multiple daily, weekly and monthly safety inspections and partner with cross-functional team members to ensure the appropriate corrective actions are taken
  • Administer health & safety training as appropriate to establish, support and communicate company-wide and site-specific safety initiatives
  • Contribute to the development of company-wide safety initiatives
  • Drive location compliance with TRR's COVID Health & Safety Policy which includes coordinating and enforcing social distancing requirements, ensuring compliance with the corporate mask policy and oversee/drive targeted to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Partner with the local Loss Prevention Team to conduct COVID contact tracing, assist with the screening process for employees and customers and help deliver safety training and site specific crisis drills.
  • Ensure the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) products are stocked and available for all employees, vendors and customers
  • Actively participate in weekly company safety leadership meetings

What You Bring To The Role
  • High School education or equivalent is required. Military experience or college education is preferred
  • Must possess working knowledge of accident investigations, accident prevention and OSHA regulations
  • Strong organizational and information management skills with emphasis on detail and record-keeping
  • Ability to relay verbal and written information concisely, effectively and professionally
  • Excellent interpersonal and observational skills
  • The candidate should have the ability to establish a strong partnership with all levels of leadership in a retail or warehouse location
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience in retail, loss prevention and safety is preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • A professional appearance and demeanor

The RealReal is the world's largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have 150+ in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by hundreds of brands, from Gucci to Cartier, supporting the circular economy. We make consigning effortless with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for individual consignors and estates. At our stores in LA, NYC and San Francisco, customers can shop, consign, and meet with our experts. At our 10 Luxury Consignment Offices, four of which are in our retail stores, our expert staff provides free valuations. Founded in 2011 and listed publicly in 2019 (Nasdaq: REAL), we're growing fast and fundamentally changing the way people buy and sell luxury - a multi-billion dollar industry. Build your career with us and enjoy 401K matching, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter flex spending, healthcare flex spending, generous PTO, a mother's room, and flexible work hours!

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.