Plant Health & Safety Manager

Job Location: ​Lithgow​


Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 40,000  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

The role is responsible for effective planning, directing and coordination of Health and Safety activities on Ferrero Plant in Lithgow. The role guarantees the service level for internal clients, in terms of quality, efficiency and results orientated Health, Safety and Environment activities for Ferrero Australia.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement H&S objectives and strategy in accordance with overall Group strategy and Operational requirements

  • Manage H&S activities: plan, direct, coordinate and supervise H&S activities in accordance with policies, procedures, and standards to ensure that the H&S area operates smoothly

  • Develop improvement in H&S systems to ensure maximum economy and efficiency for the Company

  • Manage the planning and guarantee execution of H&S  for the Plant, provide continuous development of current and potential new H&S strategies to meet the Company objectives

  • Participate in Quality, Food Safety, Environmental, Energy, Workplace Health and Safety programs based on ISO

  • Ensure raw materials / packaging / processes / intermediate product and finished product in their department is maintained in a “food safe” way

  • Hold responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all the employees. Ensure the people on the lines are working in a “food safe” way

  • Induct contractors and visitors as required in the respective requirements for the work they are about to perform in their area of responsibility

  • Follow the instructions to resolve issues, report on problems and further escalate

  • Analyze and evaluate H&S within the company and recommend improvements

  • Maintains H&S records in SAP and coordinate H&S reporting

  • Propose H&S costs budget, manage and monitor costs to improve the profit impact

  • Develop and implement the H&S annual budget for the Plant, ensuring that operations are managed within the established guidelines (people, resources, training and development)

  • Monitor the industry development and build the knowledge of industry trends and practices

  • Participates with the IT department in the designing of new IT methods and tools to ensure the most efficient and economical management of the H&S activities

Who we are looking for:

  • University degree in a relevant field, professional certifications required

  • 8+ years of relevant Health & Safety management experience in FMCG food manufacturing

  • Strong knowledge of the HSE Law, respective regulations and requirements

  • Strong accountability and problem-solving skills, result orientation

  • Good planning and control capability, lateral thinking

  • Ability to work across teams and manage multiple stakeholders in an effective way, good team management

  • Adaptiveness and flexibility, good time and self-management skills

  • Advanced MS Office, SAP is considered a strong plus

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.