Regional Safety role - Melbourne, Victoria Australia - 17589

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Job #: 17589
Title: Regional Safety role
Job Location: Melbourne, Victoria - Australia
Employment Type:
Salary: $130,000.00 - $140,000.00 - Australian Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 17.5% leave loading
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
New Zealand and Australia wide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


Safety Manager based in Melbourne

Safety Manager needs to have a strategic approach and the coaching style to lead from the front, befriend the sites and local WHS people to continue the good work.

Needs to come from FMCG or similar and comfortable at both  commincating at the Board level and blue collar level.

Based in their St Kilda road HO (parking is a problem but tram in front) and requiring some regular but not excessive travel to sites - Lisarow, St Kilda, Ballarat, Tasmania  monthly and 2 x NZ (maybe twice a year).

Responsible for all ANZ sites and across Workers comp/RTW understanding/legislation etc in theory not practice. Main aim is to develop strong relationships with Plant Managers and local safety people

Needs to be adaptable and a natural leader . This is a crucial role for the company at this stage in their journey. 

Open to allied industries. Will relocate if needed from Aust and NZ.


Regional Safety Manager ANZ - based in Melbourne

Take the reins and provide support and direction for all of ANZ for this well-known FMCG company. Provide support and strategic direction in Safety across ANZ by overseeing the development, implementation and continuous improvement of policies and procedures, injury and illness prevention, security and compliance.

Responsible for:
Health and Safety - Oversee the safety and management system and build a sustainable comprehensive safety and security program

Coaching - Professional coaching of stakeholders and line managers with a view to handing over ownership of safety to the individual


  • Analysis - Analyse safety statistics to determine efficacy; monitor and evaluate results and communicate and recommend strategies to senior management and plant management


  • Change Management and culture - Help to drive changes in safety culture - implement employee awareness, best practices and SOP's


  • Staff development and training - Provide leadership to Operational and Functional managers, safety team and employees towards continuous improvement
  • Continuous improvement - Drive root cause and trend analysis leading to corrective actions.
  • Systems - Good understanding of Environmental and Quality Management systems - perform internal audits of the system and develop ongoing improvement strategies
  • Compliance - Ensure compliance to local body, Legislative and Corporate requirements
  • Risk - Complete risk assessments and provide risk evaluation for the business
  • Horizon scanning - stay abreast of developments that may affect the company or stakeholders and act as liaison when necessary with trade organisations or legislative sponsors.
  • Teams leadership - Chair regional safety meetings and join the Global Safety Council

This exciting position where you can really make a difference is available now


You are:

  • Degree qualified with management experience in FMCG, Manufacturing or Process Engineering and at least 3-4 years WHS industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a cultural change within an organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to provide professional coaching
  • Verifiable proof of working within a Risk framework
  • Knowledge of Safety Management Systems, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Management Systems and Environmental management systems
  • Ability to perform impact/aspect assessments to identify, assess and reduce environmental risks and costs.
  • Able to co-ordinate aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy.
  • Project management skills - juggling several at once and at all levels.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree