09 525 5520

H&S and Compliance Manager (Ref 05/1903/PB)

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Rare opp for an experienced H & S and Compliance professional to join a progressive organisation

  • Excellent opportunity in a progressive company
  • Fantastic company culture and ethics
  • Supportive Management Structure

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Job Category: Management

Job Type: Full-Time

Area: Bay of Plenty

Published: March 15, 2019

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Our client is a NZ owned manufacturer with a sustainable and progressive   company culture. They are now seeking a highly motivated and diligent Manager to lead the team of Health & Safety and Compliance professionals. Reporting to the CEO of the company, this newly created role will be a very busy, fast paced role, where multiple priorities often compete for your time. Hence, your ability to prioritise workloads and compile & analyse information in an accurate manner will be extremely important. You will be responsible for managing the H & S, compliance and risk management for the whole site and ensure safe and smooth running of manufacturing operations.

Leading a team of 3 direct reports, you will manage the required certifications and ensure they are always updated. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all the activities are performed under a robust Safety Management System and are being conducted to a suitable standard. You will manage and review the compliance system and in collaboration with Learning & Development Coordinator, you will review and optimise the SOPs and provide regular training to staff. You will also manage and lead internal and external audits. You will develop best practice processes and tools to ensure continuous improvement and monitor performance of control measures designed to minimise risk and track corrective actions.


To be considered for this role you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and a minimum 5 years’ experience in a compliance, risk management or HSSE practitioner role, ideally in a safety critical environment.
  • Working knowledge of MHF regulations and HSNO acts is highly desirable.
  • Excellent data analysis and report writing skills.
  • Ongoing commitment to Continuous Process Improvement.
  • Strategic ability to identify issues and opportunities and develop communications solutions that deliver on business goals and values.
  • Project Management experience with the ability to plan projects well in advance, taking into account resources, deviations and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral across all levels of the business, where you are able to build and sustain mutually respectful working relationships.
  • Experience with IT systems used for risk management and safety management systems will be advantageous.
  • Self-motivated, resilient with a ‘can do’ attitude and a high level of flexibility to adapt to change in circumstances.

Key to your success will be your excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and cross functional teams to achieve successful outcomes. If interested, please apply by attaching your CV and covering letter in WORD format only quoting reference number 05/1903/PB or call (09) 525 5520 for more information.

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