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WELLA - Site Health Safety & Environment Leader



“Wella’ is one of the world’s leading professional and retail hair companies. It is a beauty collective with a mission to enable consumers to look & feel like their true self. Its love brands, which include beauty icons such as Wella, Clairol, OPI, and ghd (all together “Wella”), are co-created by & designed for the beauty junkies of today & tomorrow. Following the signing of an agreement with global investment firm KKR for the divestiture of Coty's Professional and Retail Hair businesses, “Wella” is on its way to become a fully independent, standalone company with its own management team and operational structures. At closing, our new Company will have presence in over 100 countries and an estimated annual net revenue of $2.3Bn. “Wella” and its brands, are and will remain committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. 




The Site HS&E Leader’s role is to provide support and leadership to Senior management to ensure that the company provides a safe and healthy work environment for all its employees and site visitors across 2 UK distribution centers. The Site HS&E Leader will play a key role in the implementation of effective HSE policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legal requirements, will lead Health & Safety action plans to drive continuous improvement, will drive a proactive accident prevention approach, and will promote a positive H&S culture throughout the business.




•    Site HS&E Programme - Develop and monitor appropriate policies and procedures in order to comply with legal requirements and corporate HS&E KEA programme
•    Site HS&E Action plan - Create a site HS&E Action Plan to drive continuous improvements in safety and environmental systems, and ensure tracking process is in place.
•    Risk assessment - Ensure that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are conducted and that adequate control measures are implemented throughout the business.
•    Audits – Plan and lead internal audits against national legal compliance and corporate HSE requirements.
•    Incident reporting - Ensure that suitable and sufficient incident reporting systems are in place, including communication, reporting, investigation and actions to prevent recurrence.
•    Safety culture - Promote a positive HSE culture through communication and training programmes.
•    Meetings - Attend or lead site or corporate meetings as appropriate to raise awareness and provide feedback in relation to HS&E results, learnings, and improvements.
•    Trend analysis - Collate and report accident statistics on a monthly basis, including lost time incidents and accident trends.
•    HS&E Issues - Help resolve health, safety and environment related problems as they occur.


You thrive at building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. You are committed, conscientious and always lead with integrity. You recognise the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. You believe in the value of teamwork. You bring a high level of knowledge and know-how plus creativity and enthusiasm to your work and to everything you do.


Key Requirements:

•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience of an HSE role within a Manufacturing / Logistics organisation.
•    NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent.
•    Comprehensive understanding of UK HSE legislative requirements.
•    Full, Clean driver’s license


Key Skills

•    Great communicator, both verbally and in writing.
•    Great team player, contributing to a positive and healthy team environment.
•    Self-motivated, bringing plenty of drive and enthusiasm and able to work independently.
•    Practical and willing to be hands-on and lead change from the front.
•    Proficient in MS Office, with good standard of written and numerical literacy
•    Flexible and adaptable; able to meet the needs of the business head on
•    Critical thinker with a “can do” attitude to problem-solving 
•    Good organizational and time-management skills, with a proven ability to deliver to targets.

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We comply with national, federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.