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Health and Safety Director

Adexen has been mandated to recruit a Health and Safety Director for its clients in the manufacturing sector for their operations in Nigeria.

Company

Our client is a leading manufacturing company with a global presence.

Job description

Coordinate Health and Safety network for the company. Support the development of Health and Safety mindset addressing three major areas; site conditions, procedures and behavior. Lead safety and promote best practices. Improve safety results through cultural transformation.

Responsibilities:

Foster the implementation of the Group Health & Safety roadmap in all the business units of the company:

  • Provide assistance, coaching and support to the business units for the elaboration and sharing of Health & Safety Policies, standards and procedures aligned with the company’s requirements.
  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation in all locations of the company.
  • Assess compliance through recurrent safety audits.
  • Participate in the evaluation of technical skills and competences of the Health & Safety network in addition to participating in recruitment processes.

Activate Health & Safety improvements throughout the company:

  • Help and challenge the company in defining their health and safety annual plan.
  • Validate and challenge root cause analysis and action plans for major accidents or near misses and ensure follow up of action plans.
  • Facilitate experience sharing and convergence in Health & Safety.
  • Benchmark company’s best practices nationwide while respecting local preferences and priorities but ensuring company level improvements.
  • Elaborate periodic follow ups of Health & Safety results through the country, analyzing trends, actions and network effectiveness.
  • Implement Health & Safety programs defined by the company in all locations and give needed support.
  • Work with Health & Safety network to propose safety actions and programs to address the company’s business need.
  • Consolidation all levels of the company’s performance indicators.

Ensure Health & Safety is one of the company’s core values:

  • Coach and challenge the Executive Council and plant managers on safety, leadership and performance.
  • Raise the profile of the company’s safety initiative.
  • In line with the company policy, develop training programs for leaders and attract talent in Health & Safety positions.
  • Develop close communication within and across business units.
  • Coach and assist the Health & Safety network in the company and act as liaison within the Region.

Expectations

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree.
  • MBA, M.Sc or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years HSE experience of which 5 years must be at a senior management level.
  • Professional membership or registration in Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
  • NEBOSH/OSHA certificate etc.
  • Knowledge in corporate HSE management, operations, safety audits, management information systems.
  • Budget planning & preparation.
  • Project management expertise and strategic planning & development
  • Ability to deliver results.
  • Have professional confidence.
  • Must be a strategic thinker.

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