Senior Manager HSEQ

Senior Manager HSEQ

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Are you a hands-on leader with proven experience in implementing continuous improvement and performing stakeholder management in an international business environment? Do you want to play a crucial role to foster a culture of sustainable change to deliver business transformation? Have you got the drive and entrepreneurship necessary to manage and grow the subjects of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality in our international Airports and Parcel department? Can you contribute to the corporate HSEQ strategy and cascade it to the work floor? If so, you're the ideal HSEQ Manager for us!

Your position

As Senior Manager HSEQ, it's your job to strategically drive HSEQ and the development of HSEQ maturity of the organization. The impact is across the value chain, from sales, design, build to operate and maintain. Your key objective/focus is on continuously improve the HSEQ performance and thereby realizing the yearly goals and targets in line with our profitable growth strategy.

You will analyse, initiate, execute and embed improvements, which you will substantiate with facts and figures. Based on your expertise you will propose and use the right improvement techniques and have strong focus on needed attitude, behaviour and organisational culture applicable for these improvements.

This role reports into the Executive Director Project Execution Jan Kerkhof and your will have a team of direct and indirect reports across the customer centre.

Responsibilities & Your Profile
As Senior Manager HSEQ you are able to act at tactical and strategic level. You are experienced in leading improvement programs in a complex and international environment to change the company’s culture towards a continuous improvement one. Your responsibilities are:

  • To identify and deliver improvement activities across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking
  • To work with key business stakeholders and HSE and Quality subject matter experts in the various locations, to build a continuous improvement culture on Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • To elicit requirements and drive process change using industry best practices for improvements (examples: idea generation, requirement gathering and documentation, visualization, experimenting, pilots etc.)
  • To ensure the business impact and project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all times 
  • To set up a program, embed and facilitate coaching and run programs/projects across the organization
  • To complete post implementation reviews to ensure successful change has been achieved and to ensure that improvements can be executed and embedded in future projects
  • To support the development of HSE and Quality professionals across the Vanderlande HSEQ community via ongoing coaching and education to improve operational performance

Within this profile we search for colleagues with strong analytical abilities, a self-starter mentality together with an entrepreneurial mindset in which you are not afraid to take the initiative and make decisions. Together with good communication skills, you can think creatively and in conceptual terms and be able to improve performance and realise concrete improvements.

We believe the right candidate meets the following criteria:

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Business Engineering, MBA or similar
  • At least 10+ years of continuous improvement experience within the industry
  • Experience with organisational developments and behavioural change
  • Experience with improvement projects on people, products and processes
  • A successful track record in leading and executing multidisciplinary projects in an international business environment
  • Would be willing to spend up to 20% of your time (on average) travelling.

Our Offer

In the challenging and responsible position of [position name], you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.​ 


This position offers a competitive salary range of €6.900 to € 7.800  gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   


On top of your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:​ 

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).​ 

  • Flexible working hours.​ 

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).​ 

  • A Health & Wellbeing budget worth €300,- per calendar year. 

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.​ 

  • Working from home allowance.​ 

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance.​ 

  • On-site company health centres with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.​ 

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.​ 

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.​ 

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista. 


For more information about the position, please contact Jasmijn van den Borne via 


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