EHS Director

Job location:
Le Hulpe, Belgium
Created moment:
March 24, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05626

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

EHS Director

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Industrial VP, the main responsibilities of the EHS Director will be:

  • Alongside BA Industrial VP and Hub Directors, responsible for Environment, Health, Safety practices and results across the BA sites and teams

  • Ensures H&S best-in-class industrial standards are achieved in the framework of Imerys Safety System. Leads H&S systems of BA operations and H&S managers on site

  • Promotes a strong Safety culture across the BA

  • Ensures industrial operations of the BA are run in compliance with local environmental regulations, best-in class industry practices and Imerys guidelines

  • Prioritizes Environment and H&S programs and corrective action plans implementation

  • In case of any accident / incident, conducts investigation and root cause analysis and defines in collaboration with the site the corrective action plans

  • Collaborates with Hub Operation managers, Site managers and on-site E-HS managers to transfer best practices quickly

  • Performs Environment, H&S site gap analysis with Imerys guidelines and local regulatory E-HS standards

  • Shares good practices across BAs

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial VP, Hub Operation Managers, Imerys Centers of Excellence, BA Segments


  • Key competencies 

    • Strong capacity to lead the change and impact behaviors

    • Capacity to understand what’s trigger behaviors depending on typology of people  

    • Well versed in local and industrial EHS regulations

    • Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization

    • Strong Leadership

    • Continuous Improvement mindset 

    • Ability to organize skills development path

  • Ideal background/ experience

    • Engineer or equivalent

    • Good level of English

    • Worked in an international / multicultural scope

    • >15 years experience in EHS system implementation and EHS management

Position Type

Full time



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