Safety Director - UK & Ireland
Homebased with national travel across the UK and Ireland
Attractive salary plus excellent benefits and bonus
We're delighted to be partnering with Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, to secure a new Safety Director. This is a unique opportunity to define and shape safety management and strategy across the UK and Ireland region.
With approximately 47,000 employees globally across 36 countries and with annual revenue of €12.8 billion in 2022, the company is a true leader in their field.
Reporting directly to the UK&I Operations Director, this role will oversee and lead the safety strategy across 35 sites based in the UK and Ireland region.
Responsibilities of the Safety Director will include:
Leading the overall strategy for safety, in line with European standards and policies, supporting the drive towards continuously improving safety performance
Driving improvements in safety performance through strategic gap analysis, developing programmes to reduce risk and strive for best practice
Coaching, managing and mentoring a team of Health and Safety leaders across operational sites throughout the UK and Ireland
Engaging across the business, including working with business unit leads, function leads and heads of operation, to drive a positive safety culture
The successful Safety Director candidate will have:
Proven experience in large and complex organisations, ideally within manufacturing, engineering or an industrial environment
Proven leadership and management experience within a national matrix, multi-site role and an ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders
A strong technical knowledge across health and safety legislation, with relevant professional qualifications and membership of relevant professional body (e.g. CMIOSH)
Strong project management experience, with a demonstrable desire for continuous improvement
This is a true leadership position, offering the successful candidate the opportunity to shape policy and strategy across the region for a global pioneering leader in the packaging industry.
If the role is of interest, please contact Emily Flynn on or 01923 433 289.