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Head of HSEQ - Manufacturing


Head of HSEQ Manufacturing

For our client FLSmidth A/S we want to find the best possible candidate for this position and hopefully you will find this opportunity both interesting and challenging enough to meet you aspirations for a new career opportunity?

Why this job could be of interest to you

You like to work internationally and have a strong urge for creating lasting results through and with other people. You will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to 6 global regions each represented by a local HSEQ Manager and ensuring the commitment and compliance to yearly KPI’s. Each region representing one or more sites that need to be visited according to schedule or specific needs.

You would like to also develop, deploy, and drive implementation of performance programs ensuring short and long-term road maps supporting the FLSmidth Sustainability Ambition and Strategy.

You want to join another global company with a strong and robust safety culture that evolves with our industrial technology and innovation, where we keep a workplace free of hazards, creating a safe, healthy, and secure environment for all employees. Our common goals are ZeroHarm and MissionZero and we offer a work environment characterized by a culture where we live and behave by what we say.

You see yourself in a role being responsible for leading the HSEQ-TS agenda in the Operations & Manufacturing business line. Ensuring deliverables support our overall Sustainability Strategy and ambition, compliance to our HSE & QA Policy, our HSEQ-TS standards (minimum requirements) and securing accurate and reliable master data for our Sustainability reporting. 

You like facts as part of getting things right and probably have an interest in data as you will also hold responsibility to validate master data's accuracy in systems and ensure timely reporting and contribution to quarterly/annual reports for your area of responsibilities.

You are an energetic, ambitious, and results-oriented professional with a passion for leading/working in a global and diverse environment driving an ambitious agenda for HSEQ and sustainability to the next level.

We offer you to be part of a company that operates with the mind-set that people are our greatest priority. This applies to the people we employ, the people we work with and the people who are affected by our work.

Job Specifics

As the Head of HSEQ Manufacturing you will be providing direction and leadership in all aspects of the Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality Assurance function for FLSmidth, Mining Operations & Manufacturing meaning you will also:

  • Define, develop, and lead the implementation of FLSmidth standards, policies, and practices to identify/mitigate hazardous conditions within the workplace and external environments

  • Provide functional HSEQA support to all Manufacturing related business areas  i.e. safety, environmental, QA, audits, Hazard risk assessments, security, crisis management, product safety, functional safety, industrial hygiene programs, health and well-being programs, training & contractor management.

  • Ensure and be overall responsible for training and audits to ensure compliance with organization and government standards related to environmental and employee health and safety

  • Review tenders, ensuring HSEQA compliance to Client contract i.e. HSE workforce employment and cost covering, legal requirements, training, etc.  

  • Perform analysis of hazard risk, incident, near miss and safety observations ensuring accurate reporting, mitigated and actions are implemented.

  • Ensure investigations of accidents, environmental and quality incidents and liaising with engineers, management, and health and safety regulatory authorities to identify causes and prevent their recurrence

  • Maintain local audit, emergency training, safety walk, inspection, controls, contractor/vendors review, visitor and staff to ensure compliance to procedure/standards

  • Promote a culture of personal and team HSEQ & Travel security, including others who may be affected by the company’s operational activities

  • Review suppliers' compliance, visitors access and train staff to ensure compliance to procedure/standards

To be successful in this role you thrive in dynamic settings with a global agenda and enjoy creating results with a team. You have a holistic view on problem solving, and ability to balance being service minded whilst setting clear priorities for the team and providing frequent overall status to your own leader to maintain a strong communication flow to proactively deal with opportunities and challenges.


  • 5+ years as HSEQ Manager and holding a technical background and a Diplomat leadership or similar

  • Experience with international standards as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001

  • Insight and understanding for local and international legislation

  • Lead auditor, or similar auditor experiences

  • Leadership experience, experience in building/developing teams and create followship

  • High level of communication skills (spoken, reports, presentations)

  • Process driven with result as mindset

  • Business organizational understanding

  • Availability for international travels approx. 100 days per year

  • Health certificate showing no heart vessel disease as to be allowed access to mining sites.

  • Fluent in both oral and written English.

  • Preferably holding experience from heavy manufacturing industries


We aim to do interviews during November and December. Anticipated start date as soon as possible but our client is comfortable waiting for the right person.

Company information
Our Client, FLSmidth A/S, provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. FLSmidth deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental impact.

FLSmidth operations span the globe and count 12,000+ employees, present in more than 60 countries. In 2021, FLSmidth generated revenue of DKK 17.6 billion.

ZeroHarm and MissionZero are some of their safety and sustainability ambitions towards zero injuries and emissions in mining and cement industries.

Link to website (about): FLSmidth | About us