HSE Manager International

Engineering & Supply Chain

For our client Vandemoortele, Bakker & Partners is looking for a HSE Manager responsible for the European region, including Spain, Poland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Ready to shape a tasty future together?
“Shaping a tasty future”, with passion for taste & indulgence: that makes working at Vandemoortele attractive. You will get all the chances to grow within a people oriented and value driven environment, where cooperation, respect and ambition are key. We believe that actively prioritizing a high level of diversity in our workforce creates a competitive advantage.


Your key responsibilities?

You act as HSE Manager and Expert for several production plants in Europe (UK/Spain/Germany/Poland), for both business lines within Vandemoortele: Bakery and Plant Based Food Solutions (PBFS):

  • Help to identify risks in the work place related to labour safety, occupational health & mental wellbeing.
  • Analyse incidents, near misses (Root Cause Analysis) and propose sound and sustainable corrective actions.
  • Manage HSE on multiple site level in cooperation with local management as to guarantee compliance with EU and National rules & regulations, establishing group policies, procedures, tools and strategy.
  • Collect, manage HSE data from production sites for consolidated KPI reporting purposes.
  • Improve safety and health by promoting and recommending preventive and/or protective means in process installations, machinery and workplace lay-outs.
  • Develop and perform specific HSE training sessions (technical & behavioral).
  • Support, coach and mentor the sites in implementing the group brain-based safety improvement programs.
  • Organize and perform internal cross-audits and ensure continuous improvement of the HSE management systems in place.
  • Participate as Group Expert in third party HSE and Fire safety audits.
  • Assist, recommend and approve HSE related capex during the pre-project phase.
  • Share and propose new working methods, best available techniques and issues “best practices” reports.

What’s in it for you? 

  • A great work-experience: We offer you challenging work with a great purpose in an international company having a dynamic, driven and ambitious culture and a collegial atmosphere.
  • A people oriented organisation:  You will have flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home 50% of the time. We also invite you to join our sports and wellbeing activities!
  • Easy to reach: Our HQ is located close to a bus stop and highway exits. Want to come by bike? Lease a bike at Vandemoortele!
  • Lots of tasty food: You can kickstart your day with a delicious croissant fresh out of the oven and enjoy tasty food in our company restaurant. In our cosy coffee corners you will find healthy fruit baskets to enjoy your break to the fullest.


Are you the one we’re looking for?

  • You hold a Master degree in exact science with additional specialization in Safety (e.g. Belgium; Preventie-adviseur – level 2) and Environment (e.g. Belgium; Milieu-coordinator – level A) or you hold a master degree in safety engineering and/or environment. A minimum of 5 years of (industrial) experience is required.
  • You have a fluent knowledge of English. Additional knowledge of German, French or Dutch is a plus.
  • You have a very good knowledge of all MS Office applications and preferably of sharepoint.
  • You are a team player and a good communicator, inspirator, mentor and ambassador (people management skills).
  • You are strategic, but can also intervene operationally, depending on the needs.
  • You have good educational skills (train the trainer)
  • You have interest and knowledge of management systems and standards; f.e. ISO14001
  • You are willing to travel to the several countries within Europe (30 to 40% travelling)

More about Vandemoortele

Vandemoortele is a leading European food group that produces and sells high-quality food products. We focus on innovation and prioritize sustainability by committing to three goals: balanced nutrition, protecting nature and enhancing lives.
Vandemoortele has two divisions: one for frozen bakery products and one for Plant Based Food Solutions. We continued to grow and develop: The Vandemoortele Group is now present in 12 European countries with ca 4.080 employees, achieving revenues of ca 1.9 billion euros in 2023. The Vandemoortele HQ are located in our Food Experience Center in Ghent, where our passion for good taste and enjoying food comes to life. 

Meer info?
Neem contact op met:

Charlotte Castelein



Voer al uw gegevens correct in en voeg uw CV en motivatiebrief toe.
Sleep bestanden hierheen of
Max. bestandsgrootte: 256 MB.
    Dit veld is bedoeld voor validatiedoeleinden en moet niet worden gewijzigd.