Global Health & Safety Manager

Company description

PB Leiner is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality gelatins and collagen peptides. It has a global presence in terms of both its plants and sales representatives. PB Leiner’s objective is to spot and exploit opportunities for its customers and to anticipate future trends. In this regard, PB Leiner was the world’s first gelatin producer to market multifunctional gelatin products. PB Leiner supplies a continuously growing market in food, pharma, health nutrition and technical applications. PB Leiner has approximately 1,200 collaborators throughout the world and is part of Tessenderlo Group.

The philosophy that ‘Every Molecule Counts’ defines the unique attitude to sustainability and continuous practical innovation within each Tessenderlo Group department. As an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group also stimulates personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for all employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, people can further develop their competencies through training and are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Job description

PB Leiner

To ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all PB Leiner employees, the global Operations Center of Excellence department, is looking for a Global Health & Safety Manager to be based in Vilvoorde (Belgium). In this role, you:

  • Make sure that business activities and individuals (e.g. employees, contractors and visitors) adhere to a standardized set of health and safety policies, procedures and mandatory instructions, to protect the wellbeing of individuals, guarantee the compliance with legislations and minimize business risk.
  • Define, implement and manage a global health and safety management system. Create underlying safety and health policies and monitor their correct use.
  • Define and install a healthy and safe behavior culture, by building standard health and safety routines, based on external benchmark exercises and combined best practices of the different PB Leiner sites.
  • Measure PB Leiner’s health and safety performance by defining relevant KPIs and KBIs, based on based on the overall strategy.
  • Provide support and coaching to the regional Safety Specialists while locally implementing the health and safety strategy and plan. Focus on key processes and change management. 
  • Develop a process to critically analyze new investments with regard to health and safety aspects.
  • Collaborate with your team members of the Center of Excellence to continuously improve all operational processes. Define a strategic roadmap, that is aligned with and supported by your peers in the Plant Operations Leadership Team.

You report to the Global Operations Director and join forces with the Plant Directors and the Regional Safety Specialists.


  • Masters’ degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Bio-Engineering or equivalent through experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ health and safety management experience in an industrial environment, preferably food industry. Experience in this domain with an international multisite scope is a must.
  • As a business thinker, you are able to conceptualize and implement a global framework on health and safety.
  • You’re known as a change agent, with excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • With your strong organizational skills, you take initiative to start up and manage projects to obtain challenging objectives.
  • As an expert lead in health and safety, you like motivating and influencing stakeholders in different levels and cultural environments to collaborate toward a healthier and safer PB Leiner.
  • Good communication skills in English, verbally as well as written. Knowledge of Dutch, French, Spanish and/or German is a plus.
  • Willing to travel frequently, up to 30% of the time, globally.
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner