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Health and Safety Manager

Darlington, United Kingdom
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17 Dec 2021

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Year-on-year, as we continue to grow, we need to work as smart as we can, to keep all our team members fulfilled, motivated and empowered. With your Bias for Action, we’ll need you to step in and take real ownership of Health and Safety in one of our Fulfilment Centres.
Our Fulfilment Centres are at the heart of Amazon’s rapidly growing business: they’re where we manage our fast-moving inventory. Our associate teams stow deliveries, pick products, package them up and ship them out: each of these groups have played their part in taking us where we are today.
It’s in this logistics environment that we will need an experienced Health and Safety Manager to play a critical role. You will be managing overall Health and Safety standards in this Fulfilment Centres, while also working towards the continuous improvement of functionality and efficiency.
You will be managing key aspects of output: people management, metrics, productivity targets, and process improvements. The extent of your duties will include:

· Managing Health and Safety and employee satisfaction at your Fulfilment Centres, including supervising employee wellbeing and productivity

· Proactively collaborating on Health and Safety projects, across all UK-based Operations sites

· Providing authoritative guidance on Health & Safety matters to all stakeholders, especially on those relating to your designated area of responsibility

· Review and audit arrangements for Health & Safety management, while continuously improving these arrangements where appropriate

· Plan and strategize work systems around reducing Health and Safety risks, e.g. recommending suitable adaptations to machinery and processes

· Ensure robust reporting regimes are in place for Health and Safety statistics

· Provide management with information and statistics related to your area of responsibility

· Support business change, via effective change management processes in the context of your Fulfilment Centre’s fast-paced environment

· Drive behavioural culture change programmes, across a large, complex, multi-shift operation

· Implement and review Amazon’s global safety policies, ensuring that local legislative requirements are also met.


· Educated to degree level, and/or qualified to NVQ5/NEBOSH Diploma level: you have significant Health and Safety experience, ideally gained in a logistics environment
· You’re a chartered member of an industry body representing the interest of Human Resources, such as IOSH (CMIOSH) or equivalent
· Flexible approach to work, while always managing your own priorities and workload
· You’re able to effectively lead and manage a team
· You possess excellent communication and influencing skills: you’re also results-oriented and tenacious
· You’re also comfortable communicating at all levels of seniority within a large organisation
· You possess an in-depth understanding of EU & UK Health and Safety legislation
· You can quickly build credibility, using your influencing skills and strategies to build buy-in for change
· Demonstrable record of driving significant change through an operation.


Preferred Qualifications
· You possess experience of Lean, 5S and Kaizen methodologies
· Qualifications or experience of environmentally-conscious initiatives would be advantageous.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates

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