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Head of Group – HSE

  • JWR Recruitment Specialists
  • Sligo

To apply for this job email your details to info@jwrecruitment.ie

JWR Employment Specialists are working with a leading global manufacturing company located in Sligo to recruit a Head of Group – HSE Lead.

This role is for:

An experienced HSE leader with a proven track record of building and driving a global HSE strategy to align with strategic objectives, preferably with manufacturing industry experience.

An excellent communicator and strong team player, able to adopt a hands-on approach with internal stakeholders and external contacts.

Key responsibilities and objectives:

  • Build, customize and develop global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) organization
  • Functional responsibility for local HSE representatives globally
  • Responsible for implementing and advising HSE policies, procedures & systems to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Drive HSE culture group-wide to establish and sustain “Safety First” mentality
  • Provide monthly accident and ignition statistics and all other relevant KPIs
  • Implement and develop global HSE certification in accordance to ISO 45001:2018
  • Work closely with local Operations and Quality leaders • Practice and ensure active exchange of best practice between all plants
  • Review all plants with respect to HSE requirements and provide audit support if needed
  • Monitor and plot HSE incidents including analyzing and defining of proper measures
  • Train local HSE representatives on all HSE matters adhering to both legal and best practice
  • Define and develop group standard operation procedures for all relevant tasks and processes
  • Monitor and review site specific improvement projects and initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with local statutory regulations and global requirements

Personal Attributes:

  • Establishes credibility and builds confidence and trust quickly
  • Highly developed intercultural competencies
  • Team player with a high degree of interoperability
  • Affinity with technical products
  • Initiative taker and strong self-starter
  • Ability of bridging conflicting interests of concerned parties
  • Tenacity to overcome issues and resolve problems and drive projects on time


  • Available to support a high level of business travel (20-40%) primarily in Europe, North America and with some APAC travels too.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a similar role within manufacturing organizations, at least with EMEA-wide area of responsibility
  • Multi-Site experience is necessary.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree related to Health & Safety/Environment, Engineering or Operations
  • Excellent leadership skills while managing remote teams internationally
  • Good analytical thinking with the ability to spot noncompliance and potential risks
  • Outstanding communication skills with all levels of the organization and with external contacts
  • IT literate – Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint as well as ERP systems, preferably SAP or Oracle-based solutions
  • Data rational and good numeracy skills
  • Fluent in English and another European language, both written and spoken

To apply for this job email your details to info@jwrecruitment.ie