Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Job Purpose

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager has the overall responsibility for managing Environmental Health and Safety improvement activities to achieve excellence at the site level. This position will work with site Supply Chain teams to develop the local EHS strategy and improvement plans to achieve sustainable EHS excellence by reducing injuries, illnesses and embedding the sustainability agenda & culture as measured in the core Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Main Responsibilities

  • Deploy the global/cluster EHS strategy, policy and standards in the site to achieve excellent sustainable results
  • Manage the EHS teams responsible to deliver Occupational Health, Safety & Environment results
  • Drive safety and environment risk assessments and develop/implement appropriate controls
  • Oversee and support the reduction of the site’s environmental impact in the areas of COD, hazardous & non-hazardous waste, Sox & CO2 emissions and water and energy consumption.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Upfield Process Safety Management (PSM) Program and support the deployment in the site and support the application of Unilever guidelines and procedures for Process Safety assessment
  • Influence senior management and drive safety and environmental leadership through line management
  • Monitor site legal compliance and ensure the site meets all local and national regulatory requirements and Upfield standards, provide advice on national EHS legislation requirements & implement relevant procedures and policies.
  • Work closely with Occupational Health personnel to identify and mitigate risks which may lead to occupational ill health.
  • Assist the site leader to develop and lead the internal crisis committees and safety committees; support the site leader in leading serious incident investigation and analysis.
  • Advise line management in all accident/incident investigations.
  • Conduct trend analysis from incidents, near misses, safe behavior observations and deep compliance audits
  • Develop and deploy internal EHS auditing and inspection systems, participate in audits of other Upfield organizations as required
  • Responsible for all environmental compliance including SPCC, SWPPP, Air Permits, Waste Water Permits, Toxic Release Inventories, EPCRA 311/312, etc.
  • Support the Sustainability Agenda- responsible for data collection in relation to sustainable practices for manufacturing in accordance with Upfield's ESG / Sustainability agenda.
  • Implement Upfield’s security policies and protocols to make sure that the work environment is safe and secure for all employees and visitors.
  • Responsible for monitoring the security operations at the facility.
  • Oversee the operations of the Site’s Security access control system whether outsourced or run by Upfield
  • Determine EHS training needs and assist in delivery of training programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree; B.A or B.S, in Occupational Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Chemical/Industrial/Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety Management/Environmental Science preferred
  • Practical experience, with a minimum of 5 years, in the field of Environmental Health and Safety Experience in Manufacturing and/or Engineering.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Ariba, EHS Reporting System (Power BI etc)
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to build collaborative relationships and networks with multiple and diverse stakeholders, internal and external partners.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to drive change and innovation by gathering knowledge and resources to ensure tasks are completed within timelines to a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.

About you!

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.

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 are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion 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.