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Health & Safety Manager (HSE) located in Antwerp-Hoboken


Hoboken, BE

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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 Precious Metals Refining

The world’s resources are scarce. Umicore’s refining and recycling technology gives used metals a new lease of life. We are experts in treating the most complex materials from around the world. Our processes help bring value to the circular economy and reduce environmental impacts. To recover more metal from different types of material we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.

     What you will be doing

As Health & Safety Manager (HSE) you are responsible for leading a team of prevention advisors and overseeing the implementation of workplace safety programs across all areas of the Hoboken site. You continuously develop a caring safety culture in line with the Company Vision of Zero Harm. 


Your contribution within the team:

  • You ensure that solid systems are in place to manage occupational safety. You integrate safety processes, systems and procedures into operational routines, so that all activities are performed in a safe manner enabling a prevention and caring mindset amongst operational teams.
  • You develop the team of prevention advisors as a center of excellence and reliable resource to support the operational areas (providing advice on safety procedures, coaching safety coordinators, addressing emerging safety issues, etc. )
  • You develop and implement effective trainings and communications that enable culture and competency development.
  • You build solid relationships with operational managers, aimed at successful collaboration and mutual support, in order to develop safety competencies and effective management at all operational areas.
  • You report to the H&S Director responsible for the PMR site in Hoboken.

Who we are looking for

  • You combine a relevant university degree (e.g. Master in Occupational Safety & Health, Bachelor in Engineering) with a level 1 prevention advisor, NEBOSH diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in H&S management in an industrial environment and have a track record in developing and implementing H&S management systems.
  • You take initiative and have a personal drive for change and improvement. With your enthusiasm and strong communication skills you succeed to motivate team members and other stakeholders.
  • You possess good analytical skills and are problem-solving oriented. You are a hands-on manager who lead by example.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.

     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.

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