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EHS & Facilities Manager EMEA

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The EMEA EHS manager aspect of the role drives, coordinates , monitors and instigates all health and safety related matters, in order to comply with legislation, to comply to the current standards, and to create a safe and healthy work culture and environment for all EMEA employees, contractors, internal and external stakeholders.
Facilitates the creation of annual site-specific targets and objectives for assigned sites to drive implementation of the Donaldson EHS framework and measurably reduce exposures to the to the region’s most significant health and safety risks and environmental impacts.
Provides functional advice, coordinates harmonised training and compliance oversight to all EMEA locations. Leads and coordinates root cause investigations in case of serious incidents and liaises with the global EHS director and legal director for these accidents in the EMEA region. The objective is to have zero recordable injuries and zero environmental incidents which negatively impact the environment by installing preventive, hazard eleminating and systematic process driven improvements, including focus on behaviour of all employees, contractors and stakeholders

The EMEA facilities manager aspect of the role drives the effective functioning of all Donaldson Plants and Sales Offices across EMEA. This includes Donaldson owned, rental or leased buildings. Aim of this position is to provide an efficient, safe and healthy working environment for Donaldson employees and their work activities. She/he will use best business practices to indirectly manage the local resources, services and processes to enable each facility to reach the efficiency level as required by the company.

Responsibilities Include
  • From her/his central position develop a facility management program and implement this across Europe. Ones implemented regular audits to be organized.
  • Monitors contracts and supports procurement in contract negotiations with suppliers at EMEA and eventual global level
  • For Leuven specific, through the local Leuven facility supervisor, manage directly multi-disciplinary teams of staff including cleaning, maintenance, security and services.
  • Manage the setup and execution of the facility budgets from a cost-effectiveness point of view. Where possible obtain Europe contracts in case this generates a cost improvement.
  • Manage new building projects (or building expansions), renovations or refurbishments. Involvement in preparing specifications and requirements. Execution is organised within the EMT project management team. Inspect (or organize inspection), after the works but prior hand-over. This with a link to approve payments to contractors and suppliers.
  • Master’s degree preferred. Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Professional, Belgian EHS certification, level 1
  • Fluent dutch and english both spoken and written
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively increasing environmental, health and safety leadership responsibility in a manufacturing (ideally in an international) environment with an emphasis on program implementation and training.
  • Minimum 5 year operational leadership in facility management or equivalent.
  • Strong overall technical knowledge in construction and facilities technology
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