Global SHE & Sustainability Specialist

Did you know that you already know us? Almost every second tablet on the global market contains our products. DFE Pharma has a strong and leading position in excipients and is recognized for its high quality products and services. We work with practically all big pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

As this demands great entrepreneurial power we are always looking for people who take ownership and are not afraid of accountability.

Now is your chance to join! Are you passionate about safety and would like to bring SHE at DFE Pharma to a next stage?! This role takes up an important part in our Sustainability journey in achieving our Net Zero ambitions for 2030. You will be in the lead of the carbon reduction program and responsible to identify opportunities, support implementation and track progress of the goals.

Global SHE & Sustainability Specialist

What we ask

  • Bachelor degree in safety or technical engineering

  • > 5 years experience in the process industry (preferably Food/ Pharma)

  • Knowledge or experience with ISO 9001 & 14001, OHSAS, VCA and ATEX

  • Able to navigate the regulatory field and handle communication with regulatory bodies / customs

  • Familiar with Sustainability framework(s) like Ecovadis and reporting according to GRI.

  • Up to date on the latest developments in sustainability improvement (technical/regulations) in process and packaging related topics

  • Strong communicator with influence skills, solution oriented mindset, proactive, self-starter, independent and supportive, well-organized and acts as a driver for change

  • Fluent in English and German is a must (Dutch preferred), cultural sensitive and an international mind set

  • Willingness and ability to travel on business abroad occasionally

What we offer

  • International working environment

  • Continuous learning and development; your development is not only good for your career; we also benefit from it

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • A flat organisation structure with short communication lines with a team which is passionate and willing to make things happen, as together we are striving for excipient excellence.

  • Hybrid way of working (Home office and office combination)

  • 1 day per year paid  day off for voluntary work

Vacancy description

  • Promote a culture where safety is priority number one and drive best practice safety standards across the organization

  • Develop and implement the long term SHE plans on all sites and offices in the Netherlands (Foxhol, Borculo), Germany (Nörten-Hardenberg), India (Cuddalore and Bangalore) and New Zealand (Kapuni)

  • Championing sustainability improvements by taking a leading role in the environmental improvement (Energy efficiency, Carbon Intensity, Packaging recyclability)

  • Responsible for reporting of sustainability progress (Ecovadis, KPI’s and ESG annual report) and in ensuring adequate data is available to support customers in their ESG journey

  • Support local management and SHE specialists to obtain and maintain permits from the local authorities, issue reports and yearly reviews, monitor compliance with regulations and (certification) requirements

  • Ensure quality of processes and compliance with relevant legislation (ISO, OHSAS, VCA, ATEX)

Team Details

  • You will be part of a global Manufacturing team headed by our Manufacturing Director to whom you will report to

  • You partner with corporate and local management, as well as local SHE Officers

  • Role is located in the head office in Goch (Germany) which is close to Nijmegen (Netherlands) and approx. 80 km from Düsseldorf

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Gina Heimsoth

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JOB-ID: 51433 | Global SHE & Sustainability Specialist, Germany
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