Head of Health and Safety

Januar 17, 2023


  • Datum der Veröffentlichung
    Januar 17, 2023
  • Verfallsdatum


Head of Health and Safety (East)

Working at Wienerberger brings exciting new challenges everyday. We are looking for people who embody our values and want to forge new paths with us. Our clear vision: to improve quality of life using high quality building materials and infrastructural solutions all around the world. Join us and become part of an internationally successful company. Take the initiative and build the future with us.

To support our operations team we are searching for a Head of Health and Safety (East) for immediate appointment:

Your Tasks

  • Develop the Wienerberger Programme for the health & safety function at a corporate level
  • Create and employ a way of working which supports local organisational acceptance and accountability for H&S.
  • Develop a robust and sustainable health & safety culture across multiple countries, whilst overcoming cultural and behavioural challenges.
  • Review and advise local organisations‘ CAPEX & OPEX budget spend to ensure high risk is prioritised.
  • Create and continuously develop a group-wide strategy (roadmap) for health & safety
  • Direct and support a larger cross-functional team across multiple countries & regions to achieve the health & safety business goals within the framework of operational excellence.
  • Act as the primary contact for the Senior Leadership Team within the regional organisations to provide recommendations to identified risks, improvement opportunities and/or new prevention measures.
  • Effectively support in event management such as accidents, incidents or significant occurrences via effective investigations and remedial actions required (i.e. root cause analysis).
  • Direct a team of health & safety professionals compromising of direct reports, subregional managers, and safety advisors throughout the required regional setups.
  • Act as a company advocate to promote ‚Safety First‘ throughout the organisation via a range of initiatives related to culture & behaviour
  • Coordinate activities and communication (both internally & externally) related to good practice or identified improvements in overall performance.
  • Act as a primary contact for stakeholders and additional company representatives (i.e. European Works Council, Local Unions, and Industry Associations)

Your Profile

  • Extensive knowledge and proven background within a manufacturing and/or construction environment.
  • Academic background in relevant field (Occupational Health, Safety, Engineering, Environment.)
  • Globally recognized H&S qualification (such as NEBOSH Diploma or similar)
  • Strong leadership and teamwork abilities, established interpersonal skills with effective communication
  • Previous line management responsibilities
  • Ability to travel (min 25%) and interact with team members in various time zones
  • Deep knowledge regarding H&S regulations, laws, standards and industrial best practice
  • Managing multi culture teams with direct and indirect lines
  • Experience in Change management
  • Fluent in English; German is an advantage
  • Very strong communication skills


We are looking for personalities with a high degree of self-organization, self-initiative and a high energy level. If you are enthusiastic in learning new things and capabilites and if you are ready to manage complex tasks/projects within the team you are just the right person for us.

Our Offer

An attractive workplace in a dynamic environment with development opportunities of an internationally acting group is awaiting you. The monthly gross salary amounts to aprox. EUR 5.800,- gross for a local contract. Of course we will offer market conform remuneration depending on experience and qualification, besides attractive employee benefits.

Please submit your application (CV + letter of motivation) exclusively online.
Passion, entrepreneurship and individual responsibility: These are the values that characterize Wienerberger employees. Take this career opportunity and apply now!

Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
A-1100 Wien
Corporate Human Resources
Gerald Pühringer
Senior Recruiter

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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Passion, entrepreneurship and individual responsibility: These are the values that characterize Wienerberger employees. Take this career opportunity and apply now!

Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
A-1100 Wien
Gerald Pühringer
Corporate Human Resources

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