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HSE Lead - Auckland

Requisition ID 47321
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SSM1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

The HSE Lead plays a pivotal role in establishing and monitoring Health, Safety & Environmental goals. To drive proactive HSE programs in order to ensure the safety of employees through the continuous improvement of OH&S standards and through good governance and compliance with HSE regulations and all statutory requirements in relation to Occupational Health, Safety & Environment. To continually find ways to reduce the impact on the environment through the reduction of resource use (energy, water etc.) and the reduction of waste generation (food, components).

Key responsibilities

  • Promote a positive HSE culture, raise HSE profile, competence and awareness by arranging relevant training and communicating the necessary information
  • Support the site to identify hazards and conduct risk assessment and advise on appropriate risk management techniques
  • Drive and monitor progress against business KPIs and targets, and support sites in meeting the HSE goals and targets.
  • Implement and maintain regional policies, programs and procedures at site level
  • Lead Risk assessments and corresponding risk mitigation strategies
  • Establish, implement and maintain a site HSE management system in the form of documented policies and procedures
  • Participate / lead in incident investigations and review investigation findings for accuracy, identification of root causes and appropriate corrective / preventive actions
  • Plan and organize regular emergency exercises including joint exercises with external emergency services
  • Communicate and share lessons from HSE incidents that impact all company operations in a timely, thorough, and effective manner
  • Act as site representative and provide updates on biweekly regional HSE meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Degree in Engineering, Safety, Health & Environmental Science or relevant discipline
  • Relevant 2 years work experience in HSE management, preferably with experience in Food / Pharmaceuticals, with knowledge / experience in food safety programs
  • Ability to manage change as directed by the company or legislation
  • Experienced in managing and coaching teams
  • Management / liaison with both staff and the insurance companies regarding claims
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Protection Laws & Regulations
  • Experienced with compliance audits and HSE management systems 

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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