EHS Manager

Proactive Personnel are currently searching for an EHS Manager for an international manufacturer of food colouring products with a site based in Burton-on-Trent. With over 150 years behind them, they have become one of the largest companies in the world in their field.


The primary role of the EHS Manager is to make sure the operation of the plant is in full compliance with local environmental, safety and occupation health laws and regulations.

This will include developing, monitoring, and maintaining effective guidance for the individual site management systems, and developing and conducting effective training.

This is an autonomous role, requiring both strategic vision and the ability to engage across all levels of the organisation, working closely with both the senior leadership team and also operational staff and management to continue to develop a positive and engaged environmental, health and safety culture.


  • Uphold the company Mission Statement, Quality Policy, Values and Beliefs
  • Liaise with Burton site members to identify and deliver EHS and CSR Strategy for site.
  • Feedback findings and requirements to the Plant Manager on effectiveness and necessary resources
  • Provide a strategic direction and focal point for Environmental, Health and Safety Management at the Burton site.
  • Promote good health and safety practices throughout the business, lead culture change regarding EHS engagement and participation
  • Administer electronic auditing and incident reporting system
  • Develop networking contacts and continuously identify technical and software best practice that can be used throughout the business
  • Develop DDW Global minimum standards for site hazards including, but not limited to: hazardous chemicals; emissions; effluent and waste management, risk assessment; contractor and supplier management; work permits; forklift standards; machinery safety; accident investigation and reporting, analysis and tracking;
  • Ensure the site follows and complies with EHS management system policy, procedures, work instruction and applicable regulations.
  • Consult with senior managers and Site Manager to give appropriate advice on formulating best-practice policies and procedures
  • Formally advise managers and appropriate persons on areas of non-compliance and ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken, completed, recorded and reported as needed
  • Help obtain and maintain ISO14001:2015, ISO45001:2018, and SMETA accreditation for the site


  • Batchelor’s degree or above.
  • 2 years’ experience in chemical/food industry.
  • Knowledge of ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018 management system standards
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
  • Communication skills and the ability to work effectively with other colleagues.
  • High flexibility to deal with multiple tasks and/or changing tasks
  • NEBOSH essential


  • Salary circa £35k
  • Company bonus
  • Life insurance
  • Payment protection insurance
  • Private medical and dental offered
  • Costco Card
  • Clear progression path
  • Plus many more benefits


If you are interested in the role or you would like to know more please apply or call Antony on 0161 661 8000

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Application ends on December 23, 2022


  • Location Burton-on-Trent
  • Job category Engineering - Civil, Electrical, Mechanical & Maintenance, Manufacturing, Production & Factory
  • Salary £35000
  • Job type Full Time, Permanent
  • Consultant Details Antony Brown
    0161 661 8000
Job ID: 12998 Application ends on December 23, 2022

Manufacturing and Engineering