Adexen was mandated by a multinational corporation to recruit a Chief HSE Officer for its operations in Africa. The position is based in Lagos.
Responsible for establishing Health and Safety, Social and Environmental (HSSE) best practice policies, standards and programs across the Group, Subsidiaries and Projects.
Responsible for leading the development, execution, monitoring and measurement of the Group strategic sustainability initiatives
Provides a leadership and mentoring role to the Business Unit teams with a visible and uncompromised commitment to Sustainability and HSSE.
Promotes and oversees compliance programs on environmental, health and safety, and social issues which are relevant for the Group.
Manages extensive interface with executive management, site operations management, lenders and investors, consultants, and regulatory agencies.
Responsible for the development of the Sustainability Report
Develop and drive the execution of the Group’s long-term Sustainability vision, mission and operating principles and HSSE strategic objectives and controls in line with the overall business objectives
Provide expertise and leadership to Group executives and management, enhancing awareness of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and HSSE issues likely to have material impact on the business
Maintain an up-to-date perspective on relevant HSSE issues and provide timely input of new developments to Group management staff
Foster a culture of Sustainability, including a strong Safety attitude, through regular intra-group communications and education
Manage a Group Sustainability & HSSE function that supports the various Business Units, Operations and Projects in addressing their HSSE issues, risks and opportunities.
Develop and maintain Group HSSE policies, standards and guidelines
Foster an atmosphere of openness and information sharing across the group with respect to HSSE matters
Oversee subsidiary HSSE activities, provide technical guidance and support and act as HSSE knowledge champion for the Group
Oversee initiatives in the areas of climate change, sustainable design of products and operations and supply chain
Establish a measuring and reporting system to evaluate group's progress against the sustainability and HSSE targets for Group Management Team, HSSE Committee and provide regular update on progress to the GMD
Oversee the establishment of consistent, group-wide HSSE data management tracking systems and reporting framework and ensure appropriate internal controls, KPIs and measurement systems are in place to support Sustainability efforts
Oversee the investigation of subsidiary HSSE incidents and accidents and ensure proper mitigation action plans are put in place. Lead or participate in incident investigation
Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Engineering or HSSE related discipline
MBA will be a plus
Minimum of 10 years of work experience in a similar position within an international Group in relevant industries (Oil & Gas / Chemical / Manufacturing / FMCG)
Operational experience in emerging countries, preferably in Africa
Excellent technical knowledge of key HSSE issues, standards and practices across a spectrum including development projects and operations
Up-to-date knowledge of current trends and sectoral challenges pertaining to the area of Sustainability within Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Mining and Agribusiness
Demonstrated success in improving HSSE performance and establishing best practices across a large multinational organization
Possess a sound understanding of HSSE policies and objectives, a sense of personal responsibility and the ability to identify and attach appropriate urgency to the requirements of various HSSE regulations and stakeholder expectations
Demonstrated ability to deliver results, create value and drive continuous performance improvement
Experienced in developing and implementing HSSE policies, plans and Integrated Management Systems according to IFC Performance Standards and ISO14001/ISO45001 international standards
In-depth knowledge of HSSE regulations and compliance strategies
Track record in influencing positive organizational change
Significant depth of experience at a senior management level with general oversight of EHSS programs and community and external stakeholder relations
Highly analytical, ability to synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions
High level of personal ethics
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.