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Job Title: Sr. LP and Safety Business Partner
Company Name: PetSmart
Location: Newnan, GA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/23/2022
Expire Date: 11/16/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Retail/Wholesale, Logistics, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Sr. LP and Safety Business Partner
About the Team

Our distribution centers are home to a dedicated team of associates, all working toward the same purpose: delivering our innovative products and solutions to pet parents across the country. Whatever role you choose within the distribution team, you’ll also discover fulfilling ways to achieve your goals. From the resources you need to grow your career to a fun, fast-paced work environment, we offer the whole package – and then some.

About the Job


Sr. Safety & LP Leader – Distribution Centers


The Safety & LP Leader is responsible for effectively delivering on operational objectives and KPI performance across Assets Protection, Associate Safety, Physical Security, and Investigations, in an assigned DC of responsibility, in partnership with the facility leadership and home office team. The role of the LPSPB also includes functionally supporting crisis management, leading 3rd party security team, Loss Prevention and Safety education, and outlier management for assigned DC of responsibility.  This position is also accountable for achieving results and driving the success of company strategies by living our company vision, mission, and values.



  • Acts as the primary Loss Prevention and Safety business partner for assigned DC
  • Interface with all DC Leaders and key supply chain partners (GM’s, AGM’s, HRM’s, and Area Directors) to integrate a culture of commitment to Safety, Loss Prevention Practices to include Physical Security, Total Loss Reduction, and Emergency Response
  • The LPSBP has direct responsibility for executing the role of Incident Commander whenever needed to ensure resolution and mitigation of significant events impacting the business 
  • Partners with Inventory Control to conduct analysis and interpretation of total loss, cycle counts, damage reduction, and develops strategies to drive execution and sustainable improvement 
  • Conducts bi-monthly safety inspections and provides appropriate operational support/follow-up to ensure opportunities for improvement are identified and corrected 
  • Assists GM’s, and AGM’s in developing strategies to improve safety and loss reduction results within their assigned DC
  • Select and ensure the implementation of safety training programs to include
    • Associate Safety Training
    • Leadership Safety Training  
    • Maintenance Safety Training
    • Loss Prevention Training – Physical Security, Loss Reduction, and Active Shooter

To ensure associate, leaders, and vendors are trained in accordance with company policies and in compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Implement accident investigation programs to ensure corrective actions and perform review of safety programming on a regular basis to ensure compliance with company polices and regulatory requirements
  • Represent PetSmart to third parties and direct third-party activities where necessary
  • Provide direction and support of on-site third-party security services 
  • Works with outside agencies (e.g., OSHA, federal, state, and local law enforcement, etc.), as necessary
  • Performs special projects at the direction of the Loss Prevention and Safety Director
  • Travel may be required; 10 to 25% overnight travel


  • Business Partnership, to influence direct level and above leaders and stakeholders to achieve results
  • Organizational and business communication skills, written and verbal
  • Highly developed collaboration and influencing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Investigative and interviewing skills
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of distribution loss prevention & distribution safety programs
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of all applicable analytical reporting generated by the BIW, SAP, Risconnect, and Case Reporting Systems.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of computer applications (Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrates success working autonomously in a DC/remote position as well as partnering cross-functionally to achieve results through teamwork



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Environmental Health and Safety or an appropriate field of study.
  • Five years relevant and related experience demonstrating progressive advancement/achievement 
  • Previous experience in logistics and retail environment is highly desired
  • Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA and similar regulatory agencies or regulations
  • Ability to conceptualize, design, and apply “best practices” and alternative approaches
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office required


  • CSP/ASP or Other Safety Certification
  • Interview and Interrogation Techniques Certification (e.g., Wicklander-Zulawski, Reid, etc.) is preferred.
  • CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) certification desirable

About the Culture

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • On-site coffee bar
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
  • Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart here: https://www.lifeatpetsmart.com/life-at-petsmart/
  • Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart: https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/
  • Explore PetSmart Benefits here: https://benefits.petsmart.com/
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