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Occupational Safety & Health Lead – m/f/d

DSM Austria GmbH

DSM Nutritional Products at the Grenzach site is the competence center for the production of vitamins within the international dsm-firmenich group. A total of 700 employees are responsible for the production of vitamins. In addition to the high collectively agreed social benefits of the chemical industry, Grenzach offers a safe working environment with a wide range of health and sports initiatives, competent medical care and a large number of other offers.

In this role you ensure that the site’s Health and Occupational Safety Management System meets legal and corporate requirements. You will connect actively with all relevant stakeholders, will work closely with authorities. You will develop your small team, contribute to the improvement of the site SHE performance and the SHE culture and act as role model for safety and inspirational leadership.

At DSM-Firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your key responsibilities

  • Define and maintain a health management system (processes and workflows) according to SHE philosophy, policies & guidelines, and respect local legislation. Ensuring the SHE conformity of the site regarding health and occupational safety management, including the creation of SOPs.
  • Supporting and advising site management, managers and employees on health and safety issues and SHE-related legal regulations and obligations. Evaluation, planning and implementation of SHE relevant training
  • Lead the safety culture team in order to improve the safety culture of the entire organization. Define, drive and implement actions in that context
  • Participate or lead incident investigations, promote learning from incidents. Execute safety tours.
  • Participate to internal audits in Grenzach and other dsm-firmenich sites
  • Participate or lead projects to improve SHE performance
  • Ensure connection to the SHE network and share best practices / learnings from SHE incidents to the organization

You bring

  • Master & Bachelor degree in safety, engineering, chemistry or similar.
  • Preferable graduated as Safety Engineer.
  • MANDATORY: Qualification as “Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit” according to German law (Berufsgenossenschaft Chemie)
  • Good communication, leadership and social skills, networker
  • Familiar with chemical industry.
  • Knowledge of German safety regulations and ability to interpret them
  • High level of conceptual and analytical thinking
  • Good understanding of production and construction site processes and their challenges
  • MANDATORY: very good German and English language skills

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

Our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal.

For further information about the position, please contact

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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  • Total Jobs 19 Jobs
  • Category Private Company
  • Region Worldwide
  • Full Address Erber Campus1, 3131 Getzersdorf
  • Number of employees 600 in Austria / 1400 global
  • Branche Biotechnologie
  • Foto credits (c) DSM - Austria GmbH


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