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The role will oversee a range of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Aspects for the manufacturing business, including implementing and monitoring new policy to ensure compliance.
Must be prepared to work outside of Harare
We are looking for a resilient and experienced health, safety and security professional to take on a critical leadership role. This is a company that is a rapidly growing organization, with a team of over 7,000 staff distributed across 11 locations within Africa and Asia.
The Health, Safety and Security team forms a key component of the companies Corporate Operations department, and members of the HSS team work closely with our most senior leaders to create and execute the Health, Safety and Security vision and strategy.
You will ensure the delivery of this strategy through the development of simple, effective and scalable systems to proactively mitigate risk and improve our preparedness to keep our staff safe and healthy.
You will also be responsible for leading the response to any situations that do arise, such as staff injury in the field or political instability in one of our countries of operation.
This is a dynamic, challenging and high-impact role. The successful applicant will thrive on creating and delivering on high-level strategy, continuously looking for opportunities to mitigate risks, and making decisions in high-pressure environments.
The overarching goals of this role are to:
Design and deliver solutions to observed operational challenges relating to health, safety, and security issues by guiding implementation through a team of staffers across our locations. These challenges, if not managed well, would cause significant risks and barriers to the organisation as they seek to scale up globally.
Devise a strategic approach to organisation-level health, safety & security work and advance organisational policy, structural procedures and on-the-ground responses in line with this strategy.
Coordinate response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic). Responses to emergencies affecting staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff. Getting the response right depends on thinking on your feet, working with a lot of different people, applying a range of skills, and advocating at all times for the well-being of all affected parties.
Build Team: Hire and manage a team of in-country security experts who will deliver on ensuring that systems and processes are maintained to an excellent level on a day-to-day basis, to lead on the smooth roll-out of new initiatives, and to provide leadership and strong communication systems on the ground in all locations.
Build Relationships: Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships across several departments, amongst key in-country leaders, senior leaders in the organisation, and a range of international security partners in order to create alignment and momentum on systemic improvements to our health, safety and security systems.
Educate and Influence Behaviour Change: Use intel communications, internal systems, and trainings to improve staff awareness, education, and behaviour patterns to mitigate risks and improve their safety.
Managing all waste-related service providers in line with their SLAs to ensure an optimum level of work service delivery.
They will contribute to and oversee the implementation of the waste strategy and will be responsible for identifying key areas of improvement or implementation of with regards to the management of tenant-related waste, recycling, separation, diversion and associated functions.
Must ensure that the approach to the management of waste is sustainable and in line with current legislation and guidelines.
They have to ensure compliance with the Green Lease and TI Manual.
They have to ensure that all waste services are delivered to budget and with a high standard of reliability and ensure excellent customer service at all times (focus will be on separation at source and diversion from landfill).Manage day-to-day aspects of the waste management contract/s to ensure compliance.
Conduct regular audits on waste SLAs, and devise and implement strategies to resolve issues.
Ensure efficient delivery of excellent service from service providers.
Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an on-going basis with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues Waste Separation and Diversion Strategy.
Provide input and expertise into the waste diversion and source separation strategy.
Lead the implementation of the waste separation and diversion from landfill strategy.
Provide tactical and strategic direction for service providers and training for tenants to achieve a smooth implementation.
Develop policies and strategies that have a key impact on improving the separation of waste at source and to increase the amount of waste diverted from landfill.
Ensure operational compliance and execution of strategy.
Align the Waste Management Strategy with the overall Business Sustainability Strategy.
Provide leadership to the business with regards to the further improvement of waste management processes.
Conduct regular research to ensure updated expert knowledge on waste management trends and best practice.
Produce and review policies and protocols for all waste management activities.
Ensure compliance with the Green Lease.
Ensure compliance with respect to NEMWA and all site-related waste management policies and procedures.
Enforce compliance with the Company’s waste management policies and procedures.
Conduct pre-opening inspections for new tenants across Retail and Commercial portfolios to ensure compliance with the TI Manual and pre-requisites from the Technical review Committee pertaining to waste management.
Conduct inspections and audits of Food and Beverage Tenancies’ waste separation and associated waste management systems.
Issue notices of non-compliance and monitor progress (follow-up)Ensure that a safe work environment is maintained through compliance with all health & safety policies and procedures.
Foster and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure excellent customer service and professional waste management services.
Attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and required actions.
Establish and maintain contractor relationships by serving as a single point of contact for contractual matters.
Communicate with all business partners and internal clients about contractual issues and the required corrective steps on an on-going basis.
Provide general advice and guidance to staff on how to manage waste more effectively and actively promote recycling within the establishment.
Financial Management. Contribute to the production of waste management budgets and forecasts (CAPEX and OPEX) Manage and track spend monthly and verify invoices in line with SLA’s.
Approve and process all related Fraxion orders. Produce and submit monthly waste billing data.
Conduct and review audits of consumable products and the issue of stock as required.
Ensure that all cost recoveries from events and ad-hoc waste support take place.
Reporting Review and report on the Waste Management contract/s regularly. Prepare monthly waste management reports in line with the KPI’s for waste management, including tenant waste reports.
Provide monthly feedback on audits and monitoring processes conducted.
Prepare and submit monthly feedback reports to all tenants.
Formulate, manage and distribute all communications in respect of the waste separation guidelines Ad-hoc projects and requests.
Plan projects and ensure that the team on-site can deliver without delays.
Produce and analyse progress reports, including updated costs and forecasts.
Ensure agreed standard is adhered to as per set goals.
Lead project team to provide a superior standard of safety and project management
Financial Management knowledge.
Ability to grasp complex and dynamic legislation
Capacity to explain, apply and monitor such legislation
Communication skills, both oral and written
Patience and resilience
Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Leadership and management qualities
Good organisational and administrative skills
An interest in, and understanding of, environment and sustainability issues
Good IT and general office skills.