The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited is one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country and is the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria.
Our company serves approximately 160 million people by producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality brands, bringing passion to marketplace implementation, and demonstrating leadership in corporate social responsibility.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Title: Country Safety Manager
Job Reference: CSM/12/2015
Functional areas: Quality & Sustainability
Department: Quality & Sustainability
The Country Safety Manager reports to the Head, Quality & Sustainability.
Purpose of the job:
To further Coca-Cola Hellenic’s commitment to improving Health and Safety (H&S) performance by advising senior country business managers on the practical implementation of group safety objectives, and on compliance with in-country H&S regulatory requirements.
Coordinate development, implementation and maintenance of OHSAS 18001 certifiable management systems at site(s) level following overall direction provided by the group OHSAS Toolkit. Liaise with group H&S staff, and Property & Loss Risk managers.
Prepare high quality weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual H&S reports for country and business managers and for input to the broader group statistics (including H&S metric performance measurement) and carry out routine analysis in order to identify trends and key areas for focused attention and remedial programs.
Develop the professional competence of the site H&S Coordinators and provide coordination and guidance as needed.
The Key Responsibilities of the role are:
Annually prepare/review draft Country Health & Safety Policy for management approval; including arrangements and organization for administration of routine national H&S activities.
Plan and time management of own work to support delivery of functional strategy and prioritize to fit with the needs of other internal customers.
Consult with external authorities and other industry/company experts in order to keep abreast of regulatory changes and industry best practice – provide advice to site coordinators as appropriate.
Be aware of proposed changes to national Health and Safety laws/directives, internal policies potentially likely to be applicable etc. Review site level H&S Regulatory Compliance Registers annually. Review site level corrective action plans and progress arising from audit programmes (TCCC, OHSAS 18001, Cross border audits).
Prioritize and provide advice in a timely manner on OHSAS 18001 implementation, and other group H&S Policy and Procedures.
Provide quality control review of site level incident investigation reports for all serious injury accidents, corrective action plans and subsequent progress logs to ensure a sufficiently thorough investigation has taken place and that actions are timely, appropriate and completed with the intended results and in the intended timescale.
Seek out and/or provide Health & Safety problem solving ideas and solutions in response to issues identified at national/site level that reflect best practice within the company or industry.
Deliver work, recommendations and advice within budget and completed in a timely manner.
Develop annual national/site H&S improvement programs and measurement targets based on analysis of key incident trends, audit recommendations etc. in consultation with employees and management teams. ‘’Review periodically.”
Prepare high quality monthly, quarterly and annual H&S performance reports for country senior management team and for submission to group H&S function.
Prepare and maintain performance statistics and carry out routine analysis in order to identify trends and patterns across the national business units. This should be delivered accurately and on time.
Develop draft country level policies and procedures etc.
Maintains close contact with internal customers, anticipates expectations and strives to improve customer satisfaction.
Professional standards met in all regards while delivering high quality service.
Periodically review competency levels and identification of training needs for site level H&S coordinators (ongoing), including new and revised regulatory requirements, refresher training etc.
Develop and maintain effective and efficient H&S Coordinator’s network at the countries operational manufacturing sites, in-company distribution networks & warehouses. Facilitate regular information and experience exchange for this group of people.
Periodically review own competency levels and identification of broad H&S training needs, including new and revised regulatory requirements, refresher training etc.
Conscientiously applies oneself to process of continuous learning, and openness to constructive feedback.
Achieves and maintains membership status within National and/or International Institutions for Occupational Safety & Health via compliance within accredited continuing professional development programmes etc.
As required, use skills to the benefit of other sites within the group. Assist group functions via established working parties and task groups, presentation at internal conferences/meetings etc. when appropriate. Also cross-functionally at country level e.g. HR; PA&C; and SC.
Promote the benefits of good standards of Occupational Health and Safety and look for continuous improvement opportunities across the national organizational structure. Work with local PA&C representative to promote and celebrate national and/or site H&S success by communication to the wider group community via submissions for the Journey magazine etc.
Always leads by personal example, in particular when interacting with site level managers, supervisors and H&S Coordinators providing insights to drive performance improvement.
High level of integrity and diligence applied to all activity and behaviour embracing CC Hellenic’s value & ethics requirements.
Develop collaborative relationships and represents CC Hellenics interests at meetings of relevant national institutions and industry experience sharing forums, TCCC etc.
Liaise with specialist inspectors of the National Health & Safety Agency as required.
Effective working relationships developed and maintained with manager, department colleagues, and other key internal contacts.
Liaise with Group H&S manager regularly; and Property & Loss Insurance Risk Managers, to ensure that appropriate H&S and Loss Prevention standards and procedures are implemented and maintained.
Uses networking skills (internally & externally) to keep current of latest H&S thinking and techniques that make things work/get things done.
Work with the Country Supply Chain Services/Manufacturing/Quality team to identify and improve function deliverables to internal group customers and improve H&S performance.
Seek annual feedback from within immediate internal customer base and integrate as appropriate into personal objectives and development/training plan in consultation with immediate line manager. Review objectives and development plan quarterly.
Depth of knowledge continuously reviewed, along with breadth of subject matter and the exchange of information with reliable internal, and verifiable external sources.
Fully understands the difference between setting standards at a purely compliance level and the benefits of integrating new and best practice H&S initiatives within the line management organization.
Fully understands CSR strategy and program, and promotes across national H&S Coordinator network.
Works closely with Country PA&C representatives to provide H&S advice (and/or opportunities) within national CSR related activities.
Provides national H&S input for annual group CSR report as requested.
Promotes CCHellenic’s reputation as a responsible and ethical employer and the commitment to transparency and continuous improvement both with internal & external stakeholders.
Desired candidate profile
B.Sc. or HND in Engineering, Physical / Biological Sciences or related field.
Desired candidate must be a member ISPON (Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria) Recognized Health & Safety qualification, meeting national legislative requirement where specified; and where not, sufficient to gain full or chartered membership of a professional H&S Institute such as the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health – IOSH; or The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management – IIRSM (e.g. minimum of NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health) will be of added advantage.
MBA would also be an added advantage
Production management experience (Minimum of 8 years) within a beverage/soft drinks or similar process manufacturing company desirable.
At least 5 years in a senior site Health and Safety management position.
In depth knowledge of key Health & Safety practices and associated legislative requirements at national level essential.
Ability to investigate and identify root causes behind H&S issues/incidents and develop pragmatic options for resolution. •Project management skills.
Good time management skills essential.
Ability to organize and manage mixed ability teams in order to solve specific H&S related problems.
Good awareness of organizational structures for effective ownership and management of Health& Safety; Job design; performance management.
Audio/visual skills in presentation of information and training material are essential.
Enthusiastic with the ability to drive and enforce standards and influence people.
Ability to design and deliver training courses to all levels of employee desirable.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good relations at all levels both internally and externally.
Post holder must be highly motivated and flexible in approach, with ability to prioritize, plan and implement his or her own work with little direct supervision.
Excellent command of English language required – written and spoken.
Willingness to travel within and outside the country.
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