Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

SHE & Q Manager

SHEQ Manager


At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

Job Purpose

Working as a specialist in SHE and advising the business on up to date workplace SHE legislation.  On an ad-hoc basis there may be the opportunity to lead and manage specific projects. The SHE manager will be responsible for working closely with all depts to develop and implement plans to improve the site SHE performance.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Safety

                The incumbent must ensure Company SHE policy, rules and procedures are understood and followed in all areas and be responsible for ensuring that all incidents are reported and analysed using the proper procedures and resultant actions are implemented. On occasion, the role holder will lead incident investigations in the Sourcing Unit when required and ensure that all learning’s are cascaded across the factory. 

                Other responsibilities held by the individual include performing regular Health Safety and Environmental audits alone and with Management, ensuring that all audit actions are completed, providing support to Operational and Technical teams in carrying out Risk and COSHH assessments when requested and managing the assessment database and ensure all risk and COSHH assessments are current and ensure they are updated when within the renewal date.

                The incumbent will co-ordinate and facilitate Preliminary Hazard Assessments, advise on the implications of existing and forthcoming National and EU Health Safety and Environmental legislation on the Upfield manufacturing site and to recommend methods of implementation.

                Key responsibilities are to manage any SHE incidents which occur on site and assist in the effective reporting of SHE performance. The role holder will also manage on the Company’s behalf Employer Liability and Third Party insurance claims arising from Safety or Environmental incidents and ensure all ISO requirements are adhered to.

  1. Health

The individual will ensure strong working relationships with OH department, organise personal dosimetry testing when required. They will also provide training in specific health areas such as safe manual handing and support health initiatives on site.

  1. Environment

The role holder is responsible for the day to day management and driving forward of environmental KPI’s and for engaging the workforce in the company environmental agenda.

About you!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Environmental qualification preferred (e.g. Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Auditor.


  • Detailed knowledge of SHE Legalisation and their application to the Sourcing Unit
  • Detailed knowledge of Unilever SHE guidelines and their application to the Sourcing Unit.
  • Fully trained and competent in carrying out Risk and COSHH Assessments.
  • Fully trained DuPont Auditor and detailed knowledge of Dupont system
  • Good knowledge of THA processes
  • Competent in performing Accident analysis and ISO Lead Auditor


  • Detailed knowledge of the safety and environment pillars
  • Working knowledge of AM, PM, FI, Quality and EEM


  • PC literacy (MS Office) and Loss Information system
  • Good understanding of key external stakeholders and legislative authorities e.g. HSE, EA

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!