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Regional HSE Lead

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

Join our Kerry family as a Regional HSE Lead and support business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at a cross-European level. This role can be based anywhere in Western Europe, preferably the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France or Denmark.

Key responsibilities

  • Executes the overall Health, Safety and Environmental strategy, objectives and subsequent work plans.
  • Supports Health, Safety and Environmental activities to ensure both legislative and Kerry compliance is achieved through the development and implementation of appropriate programmes, practices and training.
  • Supports, designs and documents policies and procedures utilizing best practices for maximum efficiency and consistency. Adjust existing policies as necessary.
  • Responsible for capability building across the local HSE Team’s, providing leadership, coaching, motivation, support and mentoring as required whilst at all times acting as role model.
  • Monitor and interpret HSE regulatory changes and supports the Regional HSE Director with relevant implementation.
  • Collating regional KPIs and review progress against Regional & Global KPIs. Conducts root cause analysis on the data and implement mitigating actions, and subsequently linking them into industry benchmarks.
  • Provide support to region by serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) & assisting locations with inspections, communications and other interactions with regulatory agencies.
  • Represent external business interests & positions through technical organisations, organisational networking and building relationships with appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Escalate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough and effective manner. 
  • Lead serious HSE investigations and those, which are environmental in nature.
  • Drive certifications to any relevant ISO systems i.e. ISO 14000, 50001, 45001.

Qualifications and skills

Must have

  • 5+ years’ experience in Health, Safety and Environment leadership roles.
  • Degree in H&S, Environment or Engineering.
  • Leadership and management experience within matrix, multi-site and multi-cultural operations role.
  • Exceptional communications skills with experience of influencing and engaging effectively across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • NEBOSH Diploma/equivalent qualification i.e. NCRQ Diploma.
  • Membership of IOSH or other relevant professional body.
  • Formal environmental qualification i.e. IEMA/NEBOSH.
  • Leadership and management experience within matrix, multi-site and multi-cultural operations role.


Nice to have

  • Ideally food manufacturing experience or experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Leadership and management experience within matrix, multi-site and multi-cultural operations role (regional level).
  • Experience in working for an organization that uses Lean manufacturing or a similar methodology.

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