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Health & Safety Manager

Job Location: ​Franklin Park​

Franklin Park, IL

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the site Health & Safety systems to ensure regulatory compliance and to achieve continuous improvement in terms of performance and cost effectiveness. As a plant team member this position will support the plant Operations by identifying and communicating of operational risks and opportunities, within the factory, and develop business strategies to mitigate those risks. This role reports to the Franklin Park Plant Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Training and Development
    • Ensure Ferrero training standards are in accordance to legislative requirements and take into account best practices.
    • Develop annual training calendar and schedule Health and Safety training.
    • Increase the employee health and wellbeing awareness.
  • Claims Management
    • Manage and analyze the OSHA reports to develop strategies to mitigate cost and improve performance.
    • Assist with claims management.
    • Assist with correspondence with doctor, adjudicator, and injured employee for claim updates, cost relief factors, appeals, and other.  
  • Return to Work
    • Monitor the return-to-work program to ensure it is aligned with the OSHA polices and goals.
    • Assist with return-to-work plans and strategies for claims as needed.
  • Daily Safety Concerns
    • Handle any Safety concerns that arise from unsafe machinery or work conditions.
    • Correct unsafe work practices daily (Forklift operators not wearing seat belts or using horn) and ensuring proper procedures are followed and Safe Work Practices.
    • Provide proper tools and equipment to employees when needed to conduct their duties.
    • Support to all employees on items that need attention in regard to safety.
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee (if applicable)
    • Monitor the JHSC effectiveness.
    • Act as a resource for the JHSC and assist with corrective actions, ideas, and programs as recommended by the committee.
    • Present to the Plant Team any health and safety concerns that arise from the JHSC.
  • Injury/ Incident/ Hazard Analysis and Investigations
    • Investigate major incidents for severity and frequency.
    • Analyze the data entry of all incidents that occur within Ferrero for reports and monitoring.
    • Develop monthly, yearly, departmental reports for management and supervisors to review.
    • Recommend to maintenance and management solutions on hazards with machinery, workstations, and vehicles.
    • Analyze injury for root cause to eliminate it from occurring again.
    • Present trends, recommendations, risks to Plant Team.
  • Administrative Duties
    • Organize all documents for OSHA Audits and DOL/OSHA inspections.
    • Update SIM Data and participate in SIM meetings.
    • Update company portal with reliable information, align with OSHA or any other local reports.
    • Develop and manage department budget.
  • Group Initiatives
    • Share and propose health and safety practices and best practices.
    • Contribute to the groups job family performance.
    • Implement group health and safety programs, audits, and policies.
    • Work strategically in increasing the safety culture at all levels through local and group initiatives. Focus on zero risk mindset.
  • Quality and Food Safety
    • Ensure all program requirements/standards regarding quality and food safety are implemented, practiced, and maintained.
    • Work in conjunction with quality to ensure safety standards are respected and fulfilled for both requirements (Employee safety and Food Safety).

Who we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations (i.e., OHSA, EPA). 
  • Unionized environment experience,
  • Education within a Health & Safety discipline.
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong investigative, analytical, human relations and communication skills.


How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Requisition ID
Job function
Human Resources & Organisational Improvement
United States
Franklin Park
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