Site HSE Manager


Lokeren, VOV, BE, 9160

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

Since we moved very recently all activities to our brand new Global Distribution Center in Lokeren, we are now looking for a Site HSE Manager.

It's our ambition to ' Go for Zero' ( O accidents, 0 quality incidents, 0 impacts and 0 delays) which leads Barry Callebaut to look for a HSE Manager for the GDC in Lokeren. In this role you will partner with local management teams, local workers and unions in order to reach the zero accidents' culture througout the site.



Key responsibilities include

At Barry Callebaut the HSE Manager is responsible for:

  • Ensuring a climate within the function of trust and accessibility for all customers by acting as an employee advocate and facilitator
  • Reporting conclusions of your functional and risk analyses to the management team, customers and all other relevant stakeholders in the organisation
  • You will work in a fully automated warehouse 
  • Being creative in finding new ways of working in order to improve the department effectiveness
  • Providing professional guidance and support to customers by delivering trainings and workshops, advising about legislation etc.
  • You report to the site manager GDC and a functional line to the HSE manager Wieze


About you


  • Master Degree or Bachelor degree with a relevant first experience of 2-3 years in HSE.
  • Experience in a HSE role in a logistics environment is a plus.
  • You obtained a Health & safety Degree Level 2 (European).
  • You obtained a degree as environmental coordinator level B or you are willing to obtain it.
  • As a person you are a mature team player who is also able to work independently.
  • As a person you are analytical, flexible and creative in finding ways to motivate and inspire all levels within the company.
  • You are fluently in Dutch and can easily liaise with all stakeholders within the organization.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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