Netherlands, Amsterdam, Laundry & Home Care

Head of Global Safety & Health Henkel Consumer Brands

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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  • Develops and drives the Global Safety Strategy, Global Programs, Standards and Trainings together with the Regional and Local teams
  • Anticipates current trends in the area of S&H and adapting the Strategy, Programs, Standards and Procedures on a regular basis
  • Standardizes the Safety Standards and Processes for the newly formed Business Unit of Henkel Consumer Brands
  • Supports the Regions and Locations in the deployment of the Strategy, Programs and Standards
  • Builds Capabilities in Safety & Health in the whole organization
  • Builds a strong Safety & Health Culture and mindset in the organization, leading by example and be inspiring for the organization
  • Continuously develops her team (direct & indirect reports)
  • High level of independence, ownership and accountability
  • Takes ownership of major incident investigations and derives and follows-up on the proper reactive and preventive action plans
  • Owns the best practice sharing in her area
  • Experience in Integrated Management Systems, ISO systems (especially ISO 45.001)
  • Develops reporting tools and owns Safety & Health KPIs, based on strong dynamic Digital environment available within Henkel
  • Monitors and drives S&H performance globally
  • Strong Stakeholder Management
  • Leading cross-functional and cross departmental international teams
  • Being part of large international projects covering all S&H aspects
  • Pushing S&H related major investment projects from Design to approval and supporting implementation
  • Strong strategic, people centered mindset with good communication on all levels (Top Management, Peers, Shop floor) and operational experience
  • Ensures global compliance in the area of S&H with proper programs and audits


  • Master degree in Chemistry, Safety or Production processes
  • At least 8 years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong level of the strategic skills: judgement, impact and agility
  • Ensure accountability, manage complexity, effective communication and strategic mindset
  • Open-minded team player with solution mindset and ability to cope with complexity & uncertainty
  • Sees the big picture and creates strategies to sustain our competitive advantage
  • Formulates a clear strategy and maps the steps that will clearly accelerate the organization toward its strategic goals
  • Fluent in English.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 22042729
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: recruitment.benelux@henkel.com
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