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Health & Safety Manager

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Our Mission

At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities.


We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of 2.7 billion euros (in 2022). Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


To strengthen our team in United Kingdom, we are looking for:



Health & Safety Manager (m/w/d)

(Buckingham, United Kingdom)


Your Mission

Your mission as a Health & Safety Manager is to develop, implement, and integrate programs to create and sustain a safe work environment in where serious injuries and accidents can be prevented in compliance with Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and requirements both at local and at Group level. The Safety Manager will support stakeholders to positively contribute to the Health, Safety, Security and Well-being of people and planet by enabling a Culture of Caring.


The scope of the job is complex with multiple manufacturing sites and methods, as well as an extensive network of sales reps. The Manager will need to work both independently and with teams to meet business needs across the organization and contribute to help drive the overall business and HSE strategy.


Puratos aim to Net-Zero emissions in our value chain and, by 2025 be Carbon Neutral in our operations. In line with the better planet charter Puratos also aim by 2030 to be Water Balance and have zero waste to landfill. This is an opportunity to innovate by leading the development and execution of environmental initiatives throughout our operations and ensuring the company meets its sustainability goals.


What you will do

  • Be the contact person for HSE aspects for the legal entity
  • Ensure the development and effective implementation of appropriate Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures, benchmarked against ISO45001, ISO 14001 and ISO50001 and provide for their updating in line with the purpose, mission, vision, strategies and objectives identified at group level and in compliance with legislation
  • Initiate and influence the integration of HSE policies and procedures into the business and oversee compliance using local dashboards and analytics
  • Reporting/benchmarking: managing record/data keeping systems and statistics, identifying trends and suggesting improvement plans, conducting inspections and audits, providing Group level with the needed information
  • People development: ensuring effective education programs on HSE are in place increasing the sensitivity of the whole organization to good practices and implementing an effective communication
  • Provide technical support to senior management on any safety-related issues
  • Provide HSE related input and validations for new projects and installations
  • Interface professionally with government officials in all areas of environment, health and safety
  • Define and lead the execution of a long-range plan to improve our environmental performance (energy water efficiency). Build, maintain and coordinate an internal and external network of specialists


What we expect from you

  • Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree, a specialization in HSE is a plus. Having a bachelor’s degree in engineering and/or some technical background is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as HSE responsible in an industrial environment
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written). Additional languages are a plus
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse team of people at different levels of the organization and outside (e.g., authorities, customers, etc.)
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization as well as organizations outside the organization (regulatory agencies)
  • Working knowledge in Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems, e.g., ISO 14001, ISO5001 and ISO45001
  • Having good analytical skills to collect, select, structure, combine and interpret data, being practical and detail-oriented
  • Soft skills: autonomous, prioritizing, proactive, energetic, problem-solver, communication and influencing skills, including decision making, cooperative, curious, resilient, and a good observer
  • Being passionate about HSE and sustainability


What you can expect from Puratos

We are a warm family company with a historical growth track record and a clear long-term vision for the future. We promote a caring, trustful and respecting work environment by putting people first.


We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.