Divisional Health & Safety Manager

Posted 11 months ago by RPC Group PLC
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Excellent rewards package to attract the best
Sector Logistics, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance/Systems, Risk management , Service, Utilities & Renewables
Posted 11 months ago
Apply by Friday, 8 December 2017

Ref: 03/731 ​

This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to join RPC Group plc - a global design and engineering company specializing in polymer conversion in packaging and non-packaging markets. Highly acquisitive, this successful Group generates sales in excess of $3 billion p.a. from over 188 operations across 33 countries.

Following a period of organizational and functional orientation within RPC Bramlage Division, (44 operations in 18 countries), you will replace the current Manager who will retire in 2018. The purpose of this high-profile position, which reports to the H&S/Business Improvement Director, is to continue leading the transformation of the Health & Safety culture in a large, diverse and rapidly growing Company.  


The role will involve integrating and co-ordinating H&S systems and activity across the Division by overseeing and providing practical support to Plant Leaders and site Health & Safety Co-Ordinators, including the management of audit programmes (Willis Blue Standards),), conducting compliance inspections, preparing resulting action plans and communicating the latest legal requirements to the sites. Overall you will become responsible for the proactive development of the H&S function by driving best practice, with an increased focus on behavioral safety initiatives, maintaining high levels of communication with the sites. The position will require travel, mostly in Europe but with some travel to Asia and the Americas. 

Candidates will be of Degree caliber with NEBOSH Diploma qualifications and an in-depth knowledge of OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 and an awareness of the forthcoming ISO45001. With relevant senior H&S experience, gained in a progressive, (Lean/Six Sigma/WCM), high volume, multi-site, international manufacturing environment, the ability to converse in more than one language, other than English would be useful, ideally German, French or Italian. Candidates must able to work with a high level of autonomy, have a flexible approach and the ability to analyze data and form conclusions for review with management teams to continually drive and enhance RPC’s, already high, H&S performance and develop a CI, best practice culture.

In return, the company offers a very attractive salary package and all the usual benefits and opportunities associated with a successful and growing global organization.

All applications and contact from third parties must be made via our retained Consultants – McCourt Newton. 

Please forward your CV and covering letter, quoting the reference "Ref: 03/731 " and detailing your current remuneration via the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 8th December 2017.


We will contact all short-listed candidates directly.

If you have not been invited for interview within 7 days after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion: however, we will be pleased to advise you of other suitable opportunities in the future.