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Want to be part of the team in our Melamine and Fertilizer Business? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Head of HSE&Q (m/f) - CDI

  • Location: France, Le Grand-Quevilly
  • Type: CDI - Contrat a Durée Indéterminée
  • Application Deadline: 31/05/2021
  • Hours: Plein temps

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Would you like to join a leading European fertilizers and base chemicals company?

Do you want to bring your experience and skills to a company where HSE&Q is the first priority?


Welcome to Borealis!

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicalsfertilizers and mechanical recycling of plastics. With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2020, Borealis generated EUR 6.8 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 589 million.


We are currently looking for a Head of HSE&Q (m/f).


You will be responsible for managing the overall Responsible Care implementation, in particular, HSE processes (including Health), Personal Safety, Process Safety, Environmental issues, Chemicals Control process, Security and the Product Stewardship of the Borealis Nitro group.


Main contributions and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a HSE&Q strategy and business plan in line with the overall company’s strategy and vision.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and following up Product Stewardship strategy.  Ensuring           licenses for both operational and commercial Borealis raw materials and products are valid.
  • Ensure compliance with national laws and internal procedures and processes related to HSE.
  • Strive for continuous improvement of Leadership and HSEQ through benchmarking processes, sharing of best practices and knowledge
  • Delivery of HSE&Q KPIs and targets to monitor performance.
  • Ensure and maintain all necessary certifications (ISO, FE, …) to ensure customers satisfaction.


Knowledge, Experience :

  • Master's degree from acknowledged university, or equivalent, plus possibly an MBA / PhD.
  • Experience in the role: 5 years as a HSE manager or Site Manager.
  • Total experience: 15+ years’ experience in process industry.
  • Mastery of English at business level, French or German as main language would be a plus.


  • Thorough understanding of industry, markets, suppliers, customers, competitors.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of HSE and Quality process management.
  • Extensive international experience, both in terms of business and culture.
  • Recognised for successful management of change, monitoring complexity, diversity and risks.


Employment and location

This position is permanent. Office location at one of the production locations in France or Austria (main sites at Rouen or Linz). Will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) within the Borealis NITRO organization.


If you are interested in this role and meet most of the above profile criteria, please apply online and attach your CV and covering letter.

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