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Head of Site Health and Safety Manager (m/w/d) #EHS #HSE


We are looking for a Senior Site WHS (Workplace, Health & Safety) Manager who will support Amazon Transportation Services (ATS). ATS in Europe supports the sortation centres and transportation network for Amazon Customer Fulfillment.

As a Senior Site WHS Manager you provide technical support, tactical execution, and deliver a strategy for future expansion in a growing environment. You will be responsible for collaborating with the ATS operations team and the Global WHS team to execute company environmental procedures and ensure compliance with all applicable Country and World Wide regulations. Utilizing risk assessments and compliance evaluations, this individual will lead continuous improvement initiatives to minimize risk and implement best practices. You need to be an effective communicator and send clear, concise and consistent messages, both verbally and in writing. We expect expertise in Health and Safety regulatory and effective stakeholder management across various business teams.

This role includes a team of 5 direct reports.

Your Characteristics:
You are an innovative and passionate leader and you enjoy working with people in the field to improve processes and WHS performance. You bring experience in safety programs and ergonomic knowledge. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an attention to details and results-focused approach.

Your Responsibilities:
· Ensure baseline governance processes and risk assessments are in place, created, regularly reviewed and owned by individual site leaders.
· Provide support and guidance to the leadership teams to ensure the low-cost operating model is delivered for customers with lean, adaptable Health & Safety program.
· Partner with site leaders to ensure they execute safety requirements, track action data entry and completion.
· Ensure Ops teams are all able to run their safety toolkit process to ensure minimum standards, engage associates and verify compliance.
· Provide guidance and coaching to site based safety personnel.
· Collaborate with site management team to assess incidents, root causes and recordability criteria and input information correctly into Gensuite.
· Partner with sites and HR to ensure accurate Gensuite recordkeeping, and compliance with DE country legal requirements and German reporting standards.
· Engage with sites and HR to ensure occupational health support is provided as appropriate to the country in which they are operating.
· Create and facilitate regulatory training to site leadership.
· Support sites to build and maintain a safety culture, including deployment and operation of safety toolkit.
· Partner with DE and EU Central teams on assessing impact of new processes on safety and environment.
· Work with specialist partners as required to identify environmental requirements, coordinate and track execution.
· Assess EU operations to ensure both Amazon and local country Health & Safety legal compliance, and report findings to the EU WHS leadership teams.


· Educated to degree level.
· Fluency in German and English.
· Extensive H&S Management experience.
· Occupational Safety Specialist Certificate (Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit).
· Credibility and be able to effectively engage and influence other functional leaders and their teams, to build buy-in to EU HS strategies and change processes.
· Used to operating at all levels of the organisation from warehouse floor to board level.
· Excellent communication and influencing skills – result orientated and tenacious.
· An in-depth understanding of essential EU & German H&S legislation.
· Demonstrable record of driving significant change through an operation.


· Experience in a low margin, high volume environment with warehousing and logistics.
· Lean, 5S and Kaizen qualifications/experience.
· Experience with Gensuite as EHS application tool.

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