Purpose of the Role: - To develop, implement and maintain an integrated management system that ensures best practice performance in environmental, health & safety (EHS) management. - To minimize the risk of work accidents and illness and ensure the effective management of return to work in the event of an accident or illness occurring. - To support corporate branding and corporate social responsibility by ensuring compliance with British American Tobacco's EHS policy objectives, standards and guidelines and all applicable national or regional laws and regulations and to contribute to protecting the continuity of supply of products to the market. Accountability: - Supply the working knowledge and appropriate information for the Implementation of IMS-EHS management systems, programmes and procedures as described in the British American Tobacco EHS Policy Manual to achieve the EHS policy objectives and targets, and ensure people are properly supervised to ensure compliance with all EHS requirements. - Develop an Operations EHS Resources strategy aligned to the vision for Operations and the Company. - Provide written reports on control weaknesses and recommended actions that will be submitted to management in order to ensure the Operations management team is in a position to optimize its contribution to the business. - Plan, coordinate and supervise safety risk based audits/review of the company’s business processes aimed at identifying control weaknesses that would inhibit the company from achieving its business objectives and agreeing corrective action plans that would help ensure that the objectives are achieved. - Qualify and be one of the regional resource to carry out EHS Audit reviews with a view to help assess and guide progress in other companies within the region. - Ensure that board and line managers understand their EHS responsibilities. - Implement the most effective Operations EHS organizational structure to meet business needs and populate this structure with best talent. - Understand the capability gaps in the Operations EHS organization and drive the development of both functional and leadership skills. - Act as a role model for the department by living the values on a continual basis. To ensure that Operations EHS team members are highly motivated, result oriented and efficient. - Participate in external forums and industry groups on issues related to EHS to exchange knowledge and influence legislative changes. - Develop excellent working relationships with stakeholders and ensure their engagement in, and support for the Operations EHS strategy - Identify and promote the opportunities for the organization to move towards ‘sustainable development’ and to incorporate environmental friendly products.
- A minimum qualification of a bachelor's degree/HND (or equivalent experience) in engineering or natural/ environmental sciences. - Possession of a recognized national or international diploma in health or safety practices. - Sound understanding of risk management principles and their application to the business. - Competent in computer skills and the use of the Company’s standard software packages. - Effective communication skills to influence personnel at all levels in the company. - Ability to deal with public bodies and regulators when called upon to do so e.g FMEnv, NISCN, NISP etc - Understand and be sensitive to the natural environment and health and safety concerns and the priorities to be addressed. - Good knowledge of all local legislation and regulations on Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety matters. - Able to impart knowledge to others effectively. - Basic Knowledge of finance /costing.
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