Global EHS Manager

Job location:
Bironico, Switzerland
Created moment:
October 4, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06425

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

Global EHS Manager

Job Summary

Recognized internationally as a market leader in graphite and carbon solutions, Imerys Graphite & Carbon serves a variety of growing industrial sectors including electric vehicles, polymers, engineering materials and refractories.  Research and innovation are the drivers of all our solutions, developed at our own laboratories and produced in our own factories equipped using the most advanced technologies.

Part of the Imerys Group, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is headquartered in Switzerland with commercial offices and production sites around the globe.

For our Headquarter in Bironico (Ticino-Switzerland) we are looking for a:

Global EHS Manager

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Alongside BA Industrial Director and Plant Managers, responsible for Environment, Health, Safety practices and results across the G&C sites and teams

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

  • Promotes a strong Safety culture across the G&C making EHS-policies and systems practical to ensure that EHS-core values are followed by everyone, including external partners.

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

  • Ensures that G&C sites establish proper Process Safety Management Systems

  • Prepares and advices the Management about corrective actions aiming at improving safety on engineering and technical interventions, equipment, organizational campaigns, specific instructions, courses and training, internal regulations, prohibitions, calls, signs, detectors, etc;

  • Prioritizes EHS programs and corrective action plans implementation

  • Ensures Emergency procedures are in place in all sites, including periodical drills and training. In case of any accident / incident, promptly conducts investigation and root cause analysis and defines in collaboration with the site the corrective action plans

  • Ensures proper training and communication related to EHS subjects for all new hires, employees (continuous learning) and contractors to create an EHS mindset in the entire organization.

  • Collaborates with Industrial Director G&C, Site managers and on-site EHS managers to transfer best practices quickly

  • Performs EHS site gap analysis with Imerys guidelines and local regulatory EHS standards

  • Shares good practices across BAs

  • Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with Industrial Director, Plant Managers, Imerys CoE, BA Segments and local EHS teams

  • Team up with other functions to drive Operational Excellence and Quality & EHS Management Systems according to relevant ISO standards and best practices.

  • Actively participates in CSR efforts of G&C

  • Perform periodical audits and inspections for EHS topics and supervises that corrective action plans are established and completed according to plan


  • LTA / NLTA / Total injury rate

  • Near misses & Safety culture evolution (maturity matrix)

  • Compliance Vs Protocols / Health assessment / Chemicals 

  • Env.  Risk management / Reduction of waste / pollution

  • Life Cycle Analysis and assigned CSR protocols


  • Bachelor Degree (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering, chemistry, mining, environment or other related field.

  • Master in EHS related field preferred.

  • 15+ years of experience overseeing EHS responsibilities in a comparable domain including 3+ years managing across multiple sites

  • Languages: Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken

  • 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 and Cause/Effect mindset 

  • Ability to organize skills development path 

We offer an attractive and dynamic working atmosphere in a truly multicultural and multinational environment with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We apply the collective employment agreement (CEA) for Switzerland’s mechanical and electrical engineering industries, which guarantees the employees of the signatory companies fair and up-to-date working conditions.

In addition, Imerys Graphite & Carbon is very committed to protecting the health of its employees offering a series of advantages aimed at improving safety and a healthy work-life balance. 

The company is dedicated to the continuous improvement of its activities to reduce its environmental impact.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.