Netherlands, Amsterdam, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Global Process Safety

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  • Governance for global process safety across Adhesives sites globally (~ 145 sites, ~ 10 billion euros revenue) which includes developing and updating / maintaining of procedures/standards and tools, carrying out process safety audits across sites, accountability for action closure from process safety events and audits, capability building by training and development, defining best in class processes and practices for process safety engineering across all technologies, technical reviews for all strategic projects and support regions as required.
  • Work closely with the regional process safety engineers and SHE team members to improve maturity with respect to process safety across the Adhesives organization with a final aim to achieve “zero” process safety incidents.
  • Define standards, procedures & tools for process safety engineering, their development & evolution for the regions to easily retrieve, follow & implement.
  • Support best standard implementation for global projects, projects above a financial threshold, safety critical projects & projects which will set a new standard for the technologies.
  • Training & development of regional teams on standards & tools.
  • Process safety review of strategic & relevant investment projects >1 M€.
  • Carry out process safety audits of all sites based on a prioritized protocol.
  • Propose “applicability assessment” of process safety events across sites.
  • Ensure action closure from process safety events, applicability assessments & audits (Accountable).
  • Key Performance Indicators: reduction of process safety events & improvement of process safety audit scorecard, process safety events, applicability assessments and audits open actions reduction, Effectiveness - Standards implementation of process safety standards horizontally deployed.

Key Stakeholders: Regional Engineering Heads/ Process Safety Managers Network Process Engineers Project Management Head SHEQ Managers Site & Production Managers.



  • Process Engineering Collaboration, communication & teamwork
  • Cross-functional management
  • Automation and Digitalization
  • Process Safety Management
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree (Minimum)
  • > 15 Years total experience in process safety engineering, running global programs on process safety improvement and standardization

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 22035312
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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