• HSE Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Union City
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  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    Management of site safety systems focusing on employee safety & health, environmental, marketplace, and community sustainability. This position is located in our Union City facility.  We are looking for the HSE professional to be bilingual in Spanish.


    • Support business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level.
    • Develop, implement, and execute HSE annual objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with site operations management and business unit HSE Manager.
    • Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction with site operations management and business unit HSE Manager.
    • Manage all environmental permits and program requirements specific to the site.
    • Lead implementation and management of site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
    • Undertake at regular intervals audits/inspections of the site (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with site operations management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and HSE regulations. Where appropriate, develop appropriate corrective and preventive actions with operations team.
    • Identify site HSE training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff as required.
    • Organize and oversee site safety committee meetings.
    • Support site supervisors with the investigation of HSE incidents at the site. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate corporate staff on serious incidents.
    • Communicate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.
    • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted work days.
    • Participate on, and assist, the plant Security Team, including review of physical site security and security situations as they develop.
    • Manage expenses of safety programs.
    • Conduct risk assessments and implement corrective actions.
    • Track and monitor site HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and communicate trends to management team as needed to drive performance.
    • Maintain HSE records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log, incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc.
    • Advise project management staff on HSE requirements in the design, introduction, use and decommissioning of manufacturing processes, equipment, and materials
    • Liaise where necessary with various external agencies or resources (Government Agencies, Group insurers, etc.).
    • Project management of safety or otherwise assigned projects.



    • BS/MS in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field preferred.
    • 2 -3 years HSE experience in a manufacturing setting, with food industry desired
    • Change management and business performance management. Broad manufacturing understanding and knowledge. Budget management and control. HSE regulations including OSHA, EPA, and ISO 14001.
    • Bilingual in Spanish, preferred 


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