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Group Manager Occupational Safety


Brussels, BE

Business Unit:  Environment Health and Safety

What you will be doing

As Group Manager Occupational Safety you will steer the Group's Safety roadmap and drive global improvement in Safety results as part of the Group Safety Policy and the zero harm strategy. You will report to the Group Safety Director.

Following the Umicore Way and the Let’s go for zero objectives, you will develop, manage and execute safety projects as part of the broader EHS/sustainability domain. Through your knowledge and expertise,  you lead an internal and external network to ensure that the projects are aligned with the Umicore zero harm principles and you secure continuous improvement in EHS and sustainability performance. 

Manage worldwide implementation of the Safety system at all sites by:

  • Directing the site/BU management to meet legal and Umicore requirements to ensure that all Umicore’s are compliant.
  • Providing technical and organizational expertise and advice to the Safety
  • network within the Group (BU, sites) with the aim to implement the required actions to reach the joint safety objectives.
  • Performs various measuring, monitoring and reporting with KPI and evaluates the progress against the set Group Safety objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance and quality of implementation by organizing and conducting global on-site Safety audits (as part of the Group EHS audit plan or as a focused “ deep dive” safety audit).
  • Investigation of safety incidents , focusing on the quality of the root cause analyses , the implementation of corrective actions and the sharing of the learnings and best practices.
  • Supporting the sites in the allocation of external specialists and consultants on an as needed basis. 


​​​​​​​Secures long-term competence development within occupational safety by:

  • Developing, organizing and providing Group safety training, coaching and education programs.
  • Providing the required tools and didactical material ( e-learning, presentations…) to facilitate the above process.
  • Provide guidance and support for the professional development of the EHS professionals within the Group, cooperating with local leadership to ensure a solid professional support network and succession pipeline.
  • Engage and animate a global Safety network with internal stakeholders.

Who we are looking for

  • Education: Degree / Technical, including specialization in H&S ( Level 1 safety coordinator, NEBOSH diploma or equivalent)
  • 10 years’ experience in relevant domain
  • Previous experience as H&S manager of multiple locations at country or regional level
  • Solid experience in developing and implementing H&S management systems, programs, procedures and trainings in different locations and functions
  • Statistical analysis skills and experience
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to build networks with stakeholders at all levels. Strong team player and training/coaching skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills, adaptable to different target audiences.
  • Highly motivated and self-driven, with personal drive for change and improvement
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written). Other language skills will be considered as a plus
  • Flexibility to travel frequently

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About our corporate/support function

A global organisation. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centres that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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