HSE Lead

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Date: 2 Sep 2023

Location: Wittstock, BB, DE

Company: Kerry

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 Manager will be working with factory Management teams as the primary lead and coordinator for Health, Safety &Environmental activities processes on the designated site. Also one of the main responsibilities is to advise on legal requirements, industry best practice, and prevailing group standards.
Works in conjunction with site management and regional HSE leads to drive the Safety agenda incorporating training, accident investigation, culture and staff involvement, administration, insurance compliance, setting and improving standards etc, and in accordance with wider employee engagement programmes.
This is a full time, permanent position that can offer exciting travel opportunities to various Kerry sites and scope to collaborate with other HSE professionals on best and new practices.

About the site

Wittstock site has enjoyed significant growth and investment in recent years, including an additional bread crumb baking line and warehouse extension. Wittstock site has enjoyed significant growth and investment in recent years, including an additional bread crumb baking line and warehouse extension. Our site is situated close to amenities whilst enjoying serene views of wooded area, lakes and convenient transport links.

Key responsibilities

•    Prepare and deliver induction and H&S skills/awareness training
•    Drive cultural change / reinforcement of good safety cultures - creates the forums and opportunities to involve and communicate
•    Collate and develop standards/performance frameworks for assessment and benchmarking (e.g.ISO14001/ISO50001)
•    Coordinate the generation and routine maintenance, review of risk assessment and safe systems 
•    Coordinate accident investigation processes, record and report injuries as required by the company 
•    Designates and carries out routine Site Health, Safety & Environmental audits in compliance with to local and regional requirements
•    Chairs site HSE Committee
•    Review/update and maintain Site Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems and thrive to achieve best industry practice 
•    Health Programmes, supporting and advising management/HR on prevailing Health & Safety concerns and job-related impacts
•    Drive continuous improvement and target delivery across all key OHS and sustainability metrics including total recordable incidents, energy, carbon, waste, water and compliance. 
•    Represent the site/Company at local, regional or national H&S forums
•    Responsible for all activities associated with the co-ordination of the Environmental Management System for the site in line with ISO: 14001:2015 and Kerry H&S Policies & Codes of Practices
•    Responsible for all activates associated with maintaining the IPPC licence for the site
•    Supports the site management teams by identifying, leading the actions and reviewing environmental objectives, target sand programmes to demonstrate continual improvement, carrying out environmental compliance audits 

Qualifications and skills

•    Experience in a similar capacity with Managerial duties 
•    Food manufacturing industry experience is highly desirable 
•    University Degree 
•    Health & Safety management qualification 
•    Excellent communication skills in English and German (verbal and written)
•    Up to date knowledge of German H&S & Environmental Legislation
•    Ability to present data and experience with compiling written reports 


What's in it for me?

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences.

One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life.

One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together.

We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

Get in touch today- we look forward to meeting you!