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HSE Manager

Requisition ID 35660
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Health, Safety and Environment 
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

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

Located in Owen, WI, this role is in charge of the management of site safety systems focusing on employee safety & health, environmental, marketplace, and community sustainability

What would you do?

  • Support business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level.
  • Develop, implement, and execute HSE annual objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with site operations management and business unit HSE Manager.
  • Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction with site operations management and business unit HSE Manager.
  • Manage all environmental permits and program requirements specific to the site.
  • Lead implementation and management of site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
  • Undertake at regular intervals audits/inspections of the site (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with site operations management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and HSE regulations.  Where appropriate, develop appropriate corrective and preventive actions with operations team.
  • Identify site HSE training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff as required.
  • Organize and oversee site safety committee meetings.
  • Support site supervisors with the investigation of HSE incidents at the site.  Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate corporate staff on serious incidents.
  • Communicate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.
  • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted work days.
  • Participate on, and assist, the plant Security Team, including review of physical site security and security situations as they develop.
  • Manage expenses of safety programs.
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement corrective actions.
  • Track and monitor site HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and communicate trends to management team as needed to drive performance.
  • Maintain HSE records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements.  Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc.
  • Advise project management staff on HSE requirements in the design, introduction, use and decommissioning of manufacturing processes, equipment, and materials
  • Liaise where necessary with various external agencies or resources (Government Agencies, Group insurers, etc.).
  • Provides overall expertise and direction to all levels of plant management to support the SQF system and successful customer audits.
  • Project management of safety or otherwise assigned projects.
  • Supports food safety and food quality (SQF) plans.

What will you need to be successful?

  • BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in Manufacturing industry (food, pharmaceutical, chemical preferred).
  • Knowledge and understanding of health, safety and environmental regulations, and concepts including working knowledge of OSHA and EPA requirements.
  • Ability to read, understand, and decipher technical information in determining applicability to site processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with a variety of internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage numerous work tasks of a diverse nature
  • Understanding root cause analysis and corrective/preventative actions
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams in the plant

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .  

Nearest Major Market: Wausau

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