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Site SHE Manager

Posted: 24 Mar 2021 Closes: 24 May 2021
Burton-on-trent, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time URUVGLOBAL3289




Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’.

Our Supply Chain teams play a vital role in getting our goods to consumers; from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing and delivering the end product. You could be finding a new way to get 12,000 litres of ice cream across the desert without it melting; or designing a more efficient distribution network to enable us to store and deliver our products sustainably to our customers. Our Global Supply Chain includes approximately 100,000 employees who work with over 70,000 suppliers and 1.5 million farmers.  We manage a logistics network that transports across a distance of over 1.5 billion km a year.  

In the UK & Ireland, we are home to the production of PG Tips, Magnum, Pot Noodle, Persil and many more. Looking forward, we want to embrace the digital revolution in order to build a more agile, integrated and synchronized Supply Chain. ​Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world and see the true impact that you’re having in the work you do. There’s always a new challenge to tackle and our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the world. 

The role is based in Burton on Trent, home to the production of the country’s beloved Marmite, Bovril, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Colman’s Mustard and Condiments.


The main purpose of this role is to ensure Company Health Safety & Environment management system is maintained and updated in line with Unilever safety policy, standards and procedures are understood and followed in all areas. You will coach and support managers in carrying out accident and incident investigations to get to root cause and complete SHE data analysis to feed into the site annual SHE improvement plan. The role is demanding as well as rewarding as you would be part of an expanding site with plenty of opportunities to make a difference and improve the site safety health and environmental performance.


  • Safety - Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team.

The incumbent will drive the WCM OSHE master plan, provide weekend call out cover as part of the OSHE group and ensure teams and individuals are empowered, skilled, motivated and committed to delivering business objectives and the continual development of people. 

The role holder is responsible for the communication and training of new safety systems, management of contractor safety including induction of new contractors and advising on Safety and Environmental protection aspects of all employee/contractor training programmes. 

The individual will ensure strong working relationships with OH department, organise dust mask face fit testing. They will also provide training in specific health areas such as LOTO, risk assessment and support health initiatives on site.

  • Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of the workplace and hazards within it.  Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the tasks in your area.

  • Environment – Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.  Responsible for the management of third party waste contractor including resolving day to day waste issues on site and any Environmental incidents which occur on site. They are responsible for the day to day management and driving forward of environmental KPI’s and for engaging the workforce in the company environmental agenda.

  • Continuous Improvement - Use performance measures to identify and prioritise losses in production area.  Apply rigorous Cost Deployment and the Zero loss concept to eliminate losses.

  • Problem Solving - Has the ability to identify, prioritise and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.

  • Business Awareness - Understanding of the need to meet changing demands and the role of marketing and product innovation in growing the business and increasing the company's share.



  • NEBOSH diploma

  • Environmental qualification preferred (e.g. Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Auditor)

  • Detailed knowledge of SHE Legalisation and their application to the Sourcing Unit

  • Detailed knowledge of Unilever SHE guidelines and their application to the Sourcing Unit

  • Fully trained and competent in carrying out Risk and COSHH Assessments

  • Competent in performing Accident analysis

  • Significant manufacturing experience that provides the necessary technical and leadership experience to operate effectively in a World Class Manufacturing site; able build and motivate a large team, as well as coach it to success.


  • FMCG Experience


SALARY: Competitive salary + excellent company benefits

HOURS: Monday – Friday

Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland.  We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment.  We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


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