Environmental Health Safety and Quality (EHSQ) Manager Chemicals

Datum vacature21 juni 2022


Our client is an international distributor of chemical products with their headquarters in the United States. Worldwide, they employ more than 11.000 people of which 200 employees in the Netherlands. The Zwijndrecht site is the largest operational location in Europe. This location has its own storage and filling capacity and mixing and stirring installations. The chemical products arrive mainly by truck and there the products are stored in tanks. They are a BRZO company and employ 80 people. For them we are searching for an Environmental Health Safety and Quality Manager.


As EHSQ Manager you will lead the EHSQ team of 5 people and provide support to other operations and other stakeholders across the Netherlands. You ensure legal compliance and effective management of occupational health & safety, environmental and product safety risks. You provide leadership and hold others accountable for EHSQ Standards across Netherlands. You are MT member and will report to the HSE Manager EMEA.

Management Systems EHS and Quality:

  • Ensure effective control of the management systems and maintain accreditations for ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO22000, Seveso (BRZO) and other industry appropriate systems;
  • Coordinate internal and supplier audits;
  • Lead customer complaint investigations as necessary.

Health, Safety & Environment:
  • Manage the health safety & environment management systems and provide support to ensure industry leading standards of health safety and welfare are maintained;
  • Ensure effective risk control and legal compliance is maintained at our sites and through our operations, notably the Zwijndrecht Plant, which is a top tier Seveso (BRZO) site;
  • Provide knowledgeable support to leadership and other functions;
  • Incident investigations, KPI reporting & development of safety culture.

  • Manage Quality Control Laboratory team, to effectively provide analytical services for raw materials and waste materials.

Functie eisen

  • Master or Bachelor Degree (WO or HBO);
  • EHSQ experience within a chemical workplace, gained from working in distribution, chemical, food ingredients or pharma;
  • Experience in managing compliance at a Seveso (BRZO)/ High Hazard operational site;
  • Knowledge of Netherlands and EU laws on Occupational Safety, Health & Environment;
  • Experience of developing and maintaining ISO management accreditations or other externally verified accreditation schemes;
  • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively influence senior management through to shop floor workers;
  • Experience of working with enforcement agencies and/or in a tightly regulated environment.
  • Understanding of ADR and transport regulation, knowledge of REACH, PGS15, MSDS, HACCP is preferred;
  • Pragmatic, adaptable with ability to identify opportunities for improvement and implement solution based on sound Risk Management principles & methods.

Wat bieden wij

We offer a challenging job in an environment with a informal and open working atmosphere. Furthermore we offer a market conform salary, 33 holidays, a bonus system, good pensionscheme and a companycar.

Aanvullende informatie

Want to know more? Please contact Alice van den Berge at info@qhse-professionals.nl or 06-40526368

QHSE-Professionals is een werving & selectie en recruitmentsupport bureau voor vaste banen en interim functies op het gebied van Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (Kwaliteit, Veiligheid, Arbo en Milieu). Wij bemiddelen in functies als SHEQ Manager, Kwaliteitsmanager, KAM Coördinator, Quality Assurance Officer, Manager HSE, Veiligheidskundige, QA engineer, QHSE Advisor, KAM Coordinator, HVK ’er en MVK ’er en werken voor opdrachtgevers in onder meer energie, afval, recycling, food, farmacie, facilitair, scheepvaart, olie & gas, chemie, kunststof, offshore, metaal, bouw, infra, maritime, automotive, ICT en logistiek.

Eigenschappen van deze vacature


  • Vast


  • Industrie
    • (Petro) chemie


  • Manager


  • medior
  • senior


  • Arbo
    • ISO 45001
    • OHSAS 1800
    • RI&E
  • Veiligheid
    • BRZO
    • explosieveiligheid
    • Gevaarlijke stoffen
    • HAZOP
    • HAZID
    • HSE
    • machine veiligheid
    • Ongevalsonderzoeken
    • Route Cause Analysis
  • Milieu
    • ISO 14001
    • Milieuvergunning
  • Kwaliteit
    • FSSC 22000
    • HACCP
    • ISO 9001


  • 5 - 10 jaar
  • 10+ jaar


  • HBO
  • WO


  • Analytische Chemie
  • Chemische Technologie
  • HVK


  • Zuid-Holland