Health & Safety Manager

The Sofidel Group  

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 1,919 million Euros (2019) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,308,000 tonnes in 2019). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. 


To guarantee the execution of risk assessment in the reference plant, contributing to the identification and carrying out of safety measures found necessary.


  • Identify all risk factors within the plant, draft the risk assessment and indicate the necessary measures for the health and safety of working environments in compliance with the regulations in force
  • Guarantee the correct and efficient control of administrative processes concerning safety management
  • Guarantee the effectiveness of the analysis process following job injuries, in order to ascertain their cause and promptly implement the related corrective measures
  • Manage fire risk and protection infrastructures
  • Participate in safety meetings with workers and their representatives
  • Elaborate safety procedures for the different corporate activities
  • Identify the need for information and training in safety matters and suggest related intervention programmes


  • Participate in consultations on matters of work health and safety
  • Participate in the training process of suppliers of goods and services with relation to the safety and hygiene activities in the workplace (where applicable)
  • Check compliance of machines, plants and facilities with law requirements and suggest measures to be carried out in order to raise their safety standards, taking into account the applicable harmonized technical provisions
  • In charge of the safety management system (OHSAS 18001) where applicable
  • Promote a safety-bound corporate culture
  • Promote the Corporate Principles and Values

Job Specific Skills and Experience/Qualifications:


  • NEBOSH General Certificate is essential
  • Experience of using SAP systems is desirable
  • Proficient at using Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook is essential
  • Experience of preparing risk assessments is essential
  • Experience of Internal Auditing is desirable
  • Knowledge of OHSAF1800 is desirable
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment is essential
  • Ability to work within a team to solve problems and issues
  • Good communication/telephone skills
  • Experience with ISO 45001 would be an advantage