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Global Head of Health and Safety

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
23 March, 2020

Job Description

Following sustained growth, my client continues to diversify their expanding portfolio across the globe. They now seek a Global Head of Health and Safety to develop and implement strategic changes to further enhance safety performance. Based from their Head Office located in Greater Zurich, the new Global Head of Health and Safety will be an integral part of training and developing a safety first mindset across a number of European sites initially. As an innovative and forward thinking business they are looking to lead a change program to enhance their progress towards HSE excellence. 


Global Head of Health and Safety, Zurich, Switzerland


The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a Heavy or Industrial engineering environment, be a fluent German speaker and well versed in influencing across all levels of matrix organisation.


As my clients have grown considerably over the last 10 years, often through acquisition they are now encountering a journey to standardise whilst increasing existing safety levels across multi-cultural sites. 


We are looking for high calibre leaders for the Global Head of Health and Safety role with the following skill sets: 

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level ideally in an Engineering discipline but not mandatory
  • 7-10 year's experience of leading a HSE strategic review across production or manufacturing site(s)
  • Fluent English and German
  • Leadership and people management experience is essential - ideally within multi site environments
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of safety policies/standards in a matrix organization is required
  • High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
  • Builds relationships and gains trust of others easily - gaining buy in from various stakeholders
  • Depending where the successful candidate is located travel could be anywhere between 20-30%


If you are interested in applying for this Global Head of Health and Safetyrole please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to or call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.