Kerry HSE Supervisor - Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in Woodstock, Ontario

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation

Description and Responsibilities

Join our HSE team at our Woodstock location!

This is a fantastic Kerry Team and manufacturing plant that is located in Woodstock, known as the Dairy Capital of Canada! The Woodstock manufacturing falls under Kerry's dairy and culinary division.

At Kerry Group, we seek to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability through an inclusive process of engagement with our stakeholders. In 2015, the Group launched its current five year sustainability programme ‘Towards 2020’. It builds on our success to date and is a comprehensive strategy based around four key pillars that cover all aspects of our business. The programme provides a strong framework for action and sets out clear commitments that help to direct our Group-wide activities.

  • Support Kerry Americas Region and technology cluster business strategy to ensure all HSE directives, policies, and initiatives are effectively incorporated at site level.

  • Develop,implement, and execute HSE annual objectives & improvement plans in conjunction with site operations management and business unit HSE Manager.

  • Develop appropriate strategies for implementation of new or revised policies and regulations in conjunction withsite operations management andbusiness unit HSE Manager.

  • Manage all environmental permits and program requirements specific to the site.

  • Lead implementation and management of site ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

  • Undertake at regular intervals audits/inspections of the site (including inspections of machinery, equipment in use, and work systems in operation) with site operations management to ensure compliance with corporate polices and HSE regulations. Where appropriate, develop appropriate corrective and preventive actions with operations team.

  • Identify site HSE training needs, develop appropriate resources, and execute training sessions for employees and management staff as required.

  • Organize and oversee site safety committee meetings.

  • Support site supervisors with the investigation of HSE incidents at the site. Where necessary, lead investigation process and/or collaborate with appropriate corporate staff on serious incidents.

  • Communicate HSE incidents and corrective actions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner.

  • Partner with Human Resources to monitor the status of all open Workers Compensation claims and coordinate activities to minimize lost and/or restricted work days.

  • Participate on, and assist, the plant Security Team, including review of physical site security and security situations as they develop.

  • Manage expenses of safety programs.

  • Conduct risk assessments and implement corrective actions.

  • Track and monitor site HSE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)and communicate trends to management team as needed to drive performance.

  • Maintain HSE records to ensure adherence to corporate polices and/or regulatory requirements. Includes, but not limited to, OSHA 300 log (US), incident records, safety metrics, training, inspections, permits, etc.

  • Advise project management staff on HSE requirements in the design, introduction, use and decommissioning of manufacturing processes, equipment, and materials

  • Liaise where necessary with various external agencies or resources (Government Agencies, Group insurers, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2-3 years HSE experience in a manufacturing setting, with food industry desired.

  • In depth knowledge of HSE regulations including OSHA, EPA, Canadian Labour Code , Canada Environmental Act and local requirements.

  • Knowledge and experience with relevant consensus standards such as NFPA and ANSI, and systems such as ISO 14001.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Strong Computer Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Requisition ID 2018-14147

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter AR1

Posting Type LI

Posting Type CB