Group Safety & Environmental manager

16-10-2018 turnhout

Van Genechten Packaging is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium. It consists of 10 folding carton factories in 7 countries, leading the European consumer goods industry with printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions. With an annual turnover of €260 million, the group converts more than 200.000 tons of cardboard each year and employs 1.600 people. Trusted by blue-chip companies and multi-awarded by industry specialists, VGPI is widely known for both pushing and setting standards in tailor-made folding carton packaging solutions that drive business, while being sustainable and innovative on all levels.


You attach great importance to safety and are experienced in setting out a safety policy in a European context? In production environment? More information below or give us a call.

• Your main role is to develop, implement, and secure the integrated safety and environmental policies and procedures for the company
• You are the driver in the process to bring safety and environmental performance to a higher level. Your felt leadership approach is essential to execute the improvement projects in a best way to build a solid safety culture
• You organize, lead and assist with internal and external audits. You review the reports, prepare and follow-up on the action plans
• You organize and give training in consultation with the different plants/departments
• You manage the relevant KPI’s and report the performances and projects progress
• You make sure processes of Root Cause Analysis (e.g Why-Tree), Tasks Risks Analysis, Work Place Assessments, … are a common good practice and are properly executed when necessary
• You safeguard the organization is in compliance with the applicable safety and environmental regulations
• You coach and work intensively with the local Safety & Environmental Managers and Plant Managers of the different factories and are willing to travel 25% of your time
• You report to the Director Excellence & QSHE

jouw aanbod

• You have a technical background with a Master degree in science and/or engineering
• You have 10 to 15 years of work experience in the domain of Safety & Environment in an international industrial manufacturing context
• You have sound knowledge of safety and environmental global good practices and norms/standards, and you have a good understanding of quality systems
• You are familiar with Lean principles (Kaizen, 5S, …) and Project Management
• You feel great when being on the factory shop floor and you have outstanding observation ability. You like interacting with colleagues from different operational departments
• You have good coaching, influencing, presentation and communication skills
• You have a natural high safety awareness and ‘lead by example’ – safety is in your DNA
• You are an enthusiastic and results driven person
• You demonstrate a pragmatic and hands-on work style to get things done
• You are fluent in English; any other language is a plus

wat bieden wij?

• A key-function in a dynamic environment within an international growing company
• Competitive salary
• Fringe benefits; company car and insurance coverage (medical and retirement plan)

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