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Support Functions 04/20/2023

Group HSE Director F/M

Job family : Support Functions | Position : QHSE and Lab | Area : France | Region : Antony | Contract : Permanent position |

Key responsabilities

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Reporting to the Executive VP Strategy, Sustainable Development & Safety, the Group HSE Director F/M is responsible for the design, implementation, communication, and coordination of all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs for the company:

  • Directs the resources and activities of the Company to support the HSE programs by providing advice and guidance to the Management;
  • Continually maintains an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge, and preparedness across the Company to create a culture that prioritizes effective HSE;
  • Reviews existing HSE policies and practices of the Company to ensure they are current and appropriate; conduct hazard and risk assessments and change existing or develop new recommendations from these assessments.
  • Ensures compliance with regional, state, and local environmental health and safety regulations
  • Leads the Group crisis management organization

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • A global network of Environmental, Health, and Safety operational Directors/managers within the group, with a dotted reporting line
  • A network of process safety experts
  • A network of SD experts developing new process and technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of Adisseo operations


  • Functional management of the network
    • Defines, Organizes and Supervises the roles & responsibilities of the HSE network
    • Contributes to the hiring and the performance evaluation of the key HSE leaders
    • Conducts HSE staff potential evaluations and proposes people development programs that are timely and constructive.
    • Maintains current knowledge of developments in environmental and safety fields, and changes in laws and regulations. This may include actively pursuing training opportunities and attending trade conferences.
    • Prepares, presents, implements and monitors the annual budget for the department;
  • Health and safety
    • Define and Develops the Group HSE management principles, policies and practices Ensures that all procedures and documentation ( ie material safety data sheets) are maintained and readily accessible when needed.
    • Prepares and schedules training to cover crisis management, emergency procedures, workplace safety, and other relevant topics.
    • Monitors compliance with safety procedures.
    • Develops and implements inspection policies and procedures, and a schedule of routine inspections.
    • Proceeds to facility HSE visits / inspections to identify safety, health, and environmental risks.
    • Drafts inspection reports to document visit/ inspection findings.
  • Environmental
    • Analyzes work environments to identify environmental risks; prioritizes and applies appropriate control mechanisms to address each concern.
    • Ensures compliance with environmental and safety regulations at the international organization and different states regulations by developing new, or enhancing existing, policies and programs.
    • Define ambitious targets to reduce Adisseo Environmental footprint
    • Collaborates with management and supervisors to develop and deploy emission reduction programs
    • Creates measurable objectives to evaluate the success of related programs.
    • Establishes industrial sustainability project goals, objectives, and strategies; creates and implements plans for related projects, in coordination with CINATECH.
    • Evaluates sustainability initiatives considering factors such as cost and feasibility, part of strategic CAPEX review.
    • Reports and communicates on sustainability initiatives and their effectiveness and environmental impact.
    • Identifies and obtains resources needed to develop sustainability programs or projects.
    • Secures funding for SD projects by developing and submitting grant applications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Main Skills

  • Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of HSE regulations, policies and requirement
    • Thorough understanding of the management of chemical and hazardous materials.
    • Thorough understanding of OSHA regulations and requirements.
    • Proficient in technology and equipment used in environmental inspections.
    • Languages: Fluent English mandatory. French and/or Chinese and/or Spanish are a plus.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.


  • Education & experience:
    • Master’s degree, engineering level desirable.
    • Minimum 10 years of related experience in the chemical industry, including HSE and direct leadership on operations in a multi-site & multicultural environment.

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