Cargill Environment, Health and Safety Lead - Australia in Melbourne, Australia

Environment, Health and Safety Lead - Australia

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


About us

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive – a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With over 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We operate in 70 countries and have 150,000 employees who are committed to working every day to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Learn more at

Your Opportunity

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a motivated leader to join the Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain (CASC) business as the Environment, Health and Safety Manager. As part of our vibrant EHS Asia-Pacific Regional team, you will take the lead on environment, health and safety matters for CASC Australia, in alignment with business needs. Your scope will cover 3 crush plants, a refinery and 22 grainflow sites across Australia.

Having come from a similar role and industry, you will also be responsible for:

  • Developing, deploying and driving continuous improvement of EHS programs and results for CASC Australia.

  • Leading the deployment of CASC Achieve Zero Transformation Strategy (AZT) in CASC Australia.

  • Partnering closely with local leadership (both business & Ops) to drive and champion positive safety leadership culture across the various plants/sites.

  • Establishing the brand of EHS through education, coaching, proactive engagement and best practice sharing with leadership and employees.

  • Training and developing EHS talents within the team, as well as building up EHS knowledge and accountability across the various departments.

  • Ensuring compliance to local regulatory requirements as well as corporate EHS requirements.

As the EHS Manager, you will be required to travel within Australia to our plants and sites on a regular basis.


All about you

We are looking for an energetic and motivational individual who possesses the follow:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related health and safety or environmental discipline

  • 10 years' relevant experience in Health & Safety EHS / risk management related role in a multinational company

  • Experience in working at Oilseeds Crush or Grain plants/sites will an advantage.

  • Experience in managing multiple locations and deployment of programs/initiatives.

  • Proven success in driving EHS performance and safety leadership culture.

  • Strong EHS technical skills and the ability to quickly understand the various differences in statutory (regulatory) requirements in Australia and OSHA (USA) and HSE (Europe) and apply the higher standard to CASC operations.

  • Experience in Incident Investigations and EHS Auditing and is familiar with Hazop/Swift and PSRM requirements. Prior involvement in process operations, engineering systems and project management relating to EHS will be an added advantage.

  • Experience in construction safety, contractor safety management, EHS due diligence in mergers/ acquisitions/divestiture, implementation and able to navigate the challenges of managing EHS management systems, risk based programs, legal requirements and international certifications (e.g. ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 etc.).

  • Proven ability to navigate the dynamic diversity of culture, customs and expectations in Australia, standards and is experienced to operate under OSHA requirements.

  • Possess analytical skills to identify trends and conduct root cause analysis. Is savvy with technology.

  • Ability to deal and work effectively with enforcement agencies such as EPA and OSHA.

Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications are treated with complete confidentiality. Applications close on the Friday 30th June 2017.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location Australia-VI-Melbourne

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MEL00374