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HSE Manager - Penang

Requisition ID 6182
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CO1
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 Manager plays a pivotal role in establishing Health, Safety & Environmental goals at the Penang site and is required to provide functional leadership and change management support to the team.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide HSE technical advice and oversee HSE management at the site
  • 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 initiative 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 Kerry 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

  • Minimum Degree in Engineering, Safety, Health & Environmental Science or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant work experience, of which minimum 5 years should be in a HSE role and min. 3 years in a senior / supervisory / manager level role
  • Manufacturing industry experience essential - experience in Food / Pharmaceutical is preferred
  • Green Book [DOSH Certified/Registered SHO] and/or preferable in possession of a NEBOSH, UK Certification
  • Knowledge and Experience of Health and Safety and Environmental issues
  • IOSH Managing Safety
  • Proven ability to assess and improve existing systems and processes
  • Strong project management abilities – must have a proven track record of managing multiple projects to successful completion
  • Ability to manage change as directed by the company or legislation
  • Experience with ISO14001/ISO45001
  • Experienced in managing and coaching teams
  • Management / liaison experience with both staff and the insurance companies regarding claims

Key competencies

  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to organise and prioritise

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