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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Nairobi, 110, KE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 42948
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SSM1
Posting Type LI


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

In this role you will ensure overall Health, Safety and Environmental Management System effectiveness and drive improvement, operational sustainability and excellence in standard & compliance at all the sites of Kerry locations in East Africa.

Key responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To assist Environmental Sustainability report verification
  • To support sites in term of theoretical & practical projects & tasks by regional office
  • Support and guide HSE Personnel, monthly activities and inspection, reports & compliance
  • Ensure compliance with relevant authorities by developing and implementing HSE programs. Policies and management system
  • Ensure the HEA/HPRA of RSA/KIRMS. LIFE finding and ISO14001 and ISO45001 rectify closed and effective at sites where applicable
  • Communicating health and safety information to the organization as appropriate
  • To review & validate the HSE monthly KPI, HSE monitoring, waste management, JACOBS-DCF, SMT monthly report & gap outstanding for MY/SEA sites, incident management review & analysis
  • To review & validate report, compile analysis, advise and follow-up with sites:
  • Interpreting standard, advising management on needed actions, enforcing adherence to regulation (i.e. local OSH Act.) and Kerry corporate standard (RSA & Kerry Global)
  • To drive the HSE yearly action plan and evaluate the effectiveness for site
  • HSE Training: To ensure that the standards are trained off the highest level for all.
  • To put in place auditing protocols to verify training is adequate and to highlight areas for improvement.
  • Conduct on job training
  • Communication:
    • Disseminate and ensure the information from management to sites/down line or relevant parties.
    • Ensure effectiveness of SHC meeting by monthly basis & advise Environmental Committee
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • To propose & participate the continuous improvement activities as necessary
    • Continuously improve the manufacturing process through efficient operations and cost control.
  • Health & Safety:
    • To protect the safety through the continuous improvement of safety standards)
    • HSE regulations and compliance to all Statutory requirements in Food Safety.
  • Environment:
    • To continually reduce the impact has on the environment through the reduction of resource (energies, water etc.) use and the reduction of waste generation (food, components)
    • To perform any task assigned by the superior/dotted superior from time to time for career enhancement
  • HSE Management tools; Intelex deployment & implementation to MY sites
  • Stop Operation activity if there is a major/critical HSE issue of if work condition which induce to major HSE incident
  • Managing current HSE system – LIFE, ILX & Prosafe

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum 5 - 8 Year Experience in Manufacturing environment with high knowledge in OHS, EMS & IETS Technology & Process would be an advantage
  • minimum 5 years’ experience in the area of HSE in a multinational food manufacturing company
  • Good Interpersonal communication Skill with positive attitude
  • Diploma / Degree / Master's in Engineering, Environmental, Health & Safety, Chemistry or equivalent
  • Registered as a competent Safety & Health Practitioner with local Authorities
  • ISO14001 & ISO45001 Lead Auditor will be an advantange
  • NEBOSH Qualification will be preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the Occupational Safety & Health Act
  • Preferably with knowledge in ISO45001 & ISO14001.
  • Possess strong organizational and technical skills, a real passion for their work and driven to get the job done
  • Experience with compliance audits and safety management systems
  • 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