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HSE Manager

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Responsible for management of site HSE systems focusing on employee health and safety and site environmental performance and improvement.  As a member of the Site Leadership Team, provide support and leadership to the site through implementation of HSE programs, procedures, and education initiatives focused on compliance assurance, incident reduction, and risk mitigation.

What would you do?

Kerry has over 50 sites across North America. The Kerry Beloit, WI facility has 800 employees from various functions. The successful candidate for this role is someone comfortable working with multiple levels of the organization in both manufacturing and office settings and open to career advancement opportunities. Some of the responsibilities for the site HSE Manager include:

  • Support business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level.
  • Develop, implement, and execute HSE annual objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with site operations management.
  • Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction with site operations management.
  • Manage all environmental permits and program requirements specific to the site.
  • Undertake at regular intervals audits/inspections of the site (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with site operations management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and HSE regulations. Where appropriate, develop appropriate corrective and preventive actions with operations team.
  • Identify site HSE training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff as required.
  • Organize and oversee site Safety Committee meetings.
  • Support site supervisors and managers with the investigation of HSE incidents at the site. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate corporate staff on serious incidents.
  • Communicate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.
  • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted workdays.
  • Manage expenses and budget associated with HSE processes for the site. 
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement corrective actions.
  • Track and monitor site HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and communicate trends to the Site Leadership Team and to the wider Kerry North America community as needed to drive performance.
  • Maintain HSE records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc.
  • Liaise with various external agencies or resources (government agencies, group insurers, etc.).
  • Lead the continuous improvement efforts for the site’s HSE programs and performance.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to Regional HSE Manager
  • Dotted-line reporting to Facilities Manager

What will you need to be successful?

  • BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering (with a specialization in HSE), other related HSE discipline OR 8+ years of applicable HSE leadership experience.
  • At least 5 years HSE experience in a manufacturing setting (food industry preferred).
  • Professional certification (ASP, CSP, CIH, etc.) preferred.  
  • In-depth working knowledge of HSE regulations, including OSHA and EPA Working knowledge of local HSE regulations is preferred.

 

 

 

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

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