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HSE Advisor

Requisition ID 7436
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

Our Values:      Commitment | Teamwork | Excellence | Entrepreneurial | Value Creation

About the role


The HSE Advisor will be an individual contributor in Kerry, who plays a pivotal role in establishing Health, Safety & Environmental goals and is required to provide functional guidance and change management support to the Murarrie team.  In this role, you will drive proactive HSE programmes in order to ensure the safety of employees through the continuous improvement of OSH standards, and through good governance and compliance with HSE regulations and all statutory requirements in relation to Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental matters. You will continually finds 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) as well. 

Key responsibilities


  • Promote a positive HSE culture, raise HSE profile, competence and awareness by arranging relevant training and communicating the necessary information and statistics
  • Support the site to identify hazards and conduct risk assessment and advise on appropriate risk management techniques
  • Monitor progress against established KPIs and targets and support sites in meeting the goals and targets in sustainability and HSE
  • Support site to implement regional policies, programs and procedures and where necessary conduct training as part of the implementation
  • Establish, implement and maintain a site HSE management system compliant to global, regional, customers and ISO14001 & ISO45001 Standards
  • Advise site on HSE legislations and communicate applicable regulations that must be complied and support in compliance
  • Develop and deliver HSE training, education and awareness campaigns in support of policies and/or initiatives
  • Participate / lead in incident investigations and review investigation findings for accuracy, identification of root causes and appropriate corrective / preventive actions
  • Report incidents to local authorities and internally to the Group in a timely manner
  • Act as the contact person to communicate and liaise with authorities on all regulatory matters such as reporting, request for information, site visits, etc.
  • Establish an updated emergency response plan (ERP) and arrange for training for members of IMT and ERT
  • 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 the Secretariat to the site HSE Committee
Qualifications and skills


  • At least 7-10 years' relevant work experience in HSE with a Degree in Engineering, Safety, Health & Environmental Science or  other relevant discipline
  • Experience working in a Manufacturing environment, ideally Food or Pharmaceutical, will be an advantage
  • Must be registered with OSH Authority of Australia as a Competent Health & Safety Professional and preferable in possession of a NEBOSH, UK Certification
  • Knowledge and Experience of Health and Safety and Environmental issues
  • Ability to manage change as directed by the company or legislation
  • Management / liaison with both staff and the insurance companies regarding claims
  • In-depth knowledge of the Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental Protection Laws & Regulations of Australia
  • Experienced with Compliance Audits and HSE management systems
  • Must be an excellent communicator (both oral and written) capable of conveying ideas and concepts, and making formal presentations
  • Ability to work independently and have little need for close management supervision and direction
  • Must possess strong organisational and technical skills, a real passion for their work and driven to get the job done
  • Ability to persuade and influence others effectively


Location:      Murarrie, Brisbane


Reporting to:   Directly to Manufacturing Manager with a dotted line to Regional HSE Director

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