EHS Manager (PA1) – Imerys Graphite & Carbon – Willebroek


Imerys Graphite & Carbon (IGC), a division of the Imerys Group headquartered in Paris, has a strong tradition and history in carbon manufacturing, with its first operation founded over 100 years ago. Today, IGC produces and markets a large variety of synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon blacks and water-based dispersions of consistent high quality. The headquarters of the IGC division are located in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Production facilities and commercial offices can be found across the globe.

The IGC plant in Willebroek Belgium produces highly conductive carbon black (CB) for the polymer and battery markets. Increasing demand and quality requirements for its products has resulted in substantial investment in the plant to increase manufacturing capacity and capability. Experienced management, process and industrial design staff are essential to this growth strategy. These individuals play an important role in the increase of capacity and capability to ensure the company’s continued success.

Candidates can expect a challenging environment and an excellent opportunity. You will have the ability to significantly contribute to a leading player in this market.

For the plant in Willebroek we are currently looking for a m/f/x:

EHS Manager

Safety Advisor level 1

This person is highly committed to environment, health and safety (EHS) and thinks in terms of Continuous Improvement and Collaboration. He/she reports to the CB Operations Leader / Plant Manager and will be part of the divisional Safety Network.

Together with the Management team you ensure the safeguarding of all employees, consultants, contractors and subcontractors as well as members of the local community, while respecting the wellbeing of the employees and the environment.

Position Responsibility:


  • Continuously work on an EHS culture inside the Willebroek plant based on the global strategy;
  • Partner with management team, local workers, unions and Plant Manager to reach an accident free workplace at all levels throughout the plant;
  • Implement and roll out a system to continuously develop and sustain a Safety Culture;
  • Support HR and Plant Manager improving EHS KPIs, lead and give guidelines to plant management;
  • Propose and communicate EHS policies, ensuring that the plant is complying with European and local regulations in EHS matters;
  • Develop and emphasize behaviors, by improving safety empowerment and commitment on the floor and within the organization, as part of Continuous Improvement, share safety leadership for creating additional value to the Company Performance, considering safety is the key for quality assets;
  • Develop training (with HR support) to help create a safety mindset within the entire organization;
  • Drive and formalize Change Management into the organization;
  • Support and / or lead investigation and create / recommend actions for EHS incidents;
  • Support and / or lead regulatory inspections /audits and create / recommend action plans after audits; ensure completion through regular follow-up;
  • Ensure that we learn from EHS accidents / incidents
  • Ensure that best practices are shared inside the organization between sites and also inside transversal supports as well within other regions;
  • Manage internal and external relationships on behalf of the government requirements and internal policy compliance;
  • Effectively manage multi-projects and tasks by using timelines, budgets and tracking systems of action plan/milestones to assure self-delivery;
  • Supports and implements the Imerys Safety System (Protocols, TAKE 5, S7…).
  • Together with the local I3 Champion, implement and drive the Imerys Operational Excellence program called I3 (Imerys Industrial Improvement) within his/her area.



  • You have a master degree in Engineering or are equivalent based on experience degree.
  • We prefer a minimum of 5 years experience in EHS within the industry, preferably the chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical or food industry.
  • You are a registered Safety Adviser Level 1 according to Belgian regulation.
  • You have a strong knowledge of EU / Belgium EHSS Directives and Regulations.
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management knowledge and experience is required.
  • Legal compliance and regulatory understanding, liaising with external regulators andstakeholders when required.
  • You have knowledge and understanding of EHS management systems.
  • In this role you will act as a Compliance Authority.
  • Incident investigation, human factors assessment, functional safety (SIL) or operationalcontrols e.g. Permit to Work / LOTOTO.
  • You are fluent in both Dutch and English, written and oral.
  • Good communication and leadership skills are required.
  • Hands-on mentality.
  • You are someone who prefers to build foundations, bring structure, develop processesand systems rather than maintaining, optimizing and fine-tuning.
  • You have a “can-do” attitude with a sense of optimism. An enthusiastic self-starter whocan think and work in an autonomous way with little supervision.
  • You are very at ease with IT-tools.


Imerys offers you a competitive package including gross salary, company car with fuel card, meal vouchers, insurance package, laptop, smartphone, bonus system.

In addition, you will hold a responsible position within a global market leader where safety is the number one priority.

A position where you will find many challenges and the possibility to further develop and improve our safety culture.

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