Acre is working with Essentra, a FTSE 250 supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products to find a Director of Quality, Health Safety and the Environment.
The main purpose of the role will be to define and deliver the global HSE and Quality strategy and programmes across a network of 33 countries including 42 manufacturing facilities, 64 sales & distribution operations and 5 R&D centres.
The successful candidate will champion and oversee the adoption and deployment of robust occupational health & safety and environmental and quality management systems, providing appropriate advice and counsel to the Group Operations Director and other members of Senior Management.
Key responsibilities include:
Ensuring on-going compliance with all quality related internal and external regulations, standards and policies Creating a system and managing Site HSE Audits as per agreed programme Creating and driving best practice / policy deployment/ training requirements across the group Acting as adviser and counsel to Group Operations Director and wider senior management team on all aspects of HSE Management in the group
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in HSE and QA management, and in delivering quality performance improvement within multiple ‘large to medium’ manufacturing sites
In addition you will have:
Experience in large multi-national customer-facing business with highly regulated quality management system (e.g. Pharmaceutical, Food etc.) A minimum of 10 years international H&S experience in manufacturing/chemicals and distribution Undergraduate degree, with a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CMIOSH) Experience of external accreditation audit processes (CTS, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 etc.) Knowledge of EU/UK HSE Legislation and Environmental Initiatives (e.g. CRC, CDP) Ability to lead a global team of HSE and quality professionals and assume succession planning and talent development
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