Cargill EHS Regional Manager in Thailand

EHS Regional Manager

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.


Position Purpose:

This role is responsible for applying broad and in-depth knowledge of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) practices and standards across the Business. This role provides leadership and direction across the different countries of the business in the following areas of focus: development and implementation of EHS Strategy, maintenance and continuous Improvement of EHS results, shaping of the internal EHS culture, management of the external EHS Brand and leadership and development of EHS talent. This is a regional role.

Principal Accountabilities:

30% Develop and Implement BU EHS Strategy

  • Assesses EHS risks and opportunities for the business and the potential impacts on key stakeholders(customer, community, interest groups, employees), priorities and on business strategy

  • Contributes to the development of corporate EHS strategy and tactics to manage risk and generate value. Leads the development of the business EHS strategy and its execution to manage EHS risk and generate business value.

  • Uses broad and deep knowledge of EHS matters, business objectives and country stakeholders, to assure that strategy and tactics can achieve compliance with legal requirements, position the businesses in the countries for cost-effective compliance with anticipated regulation, address expectations of key stakeholders and support innovation that can generate business value.

  • Leads efforts to achieve internal approval, support and understanding of the business EHS strategy.

  • Leads development of programs and processes to execute corporate and business EHS strategy in a manner appropriate to the technology, scope and maturity of the business.

  • Leads the execution of enterprise/poultry group EHS programs and processes.

  • Networks with internal and external organizations to identify best practices of others that can be applied effectively to help in support of EHS strategy implementation.

  • Collaborates with internal partners to execute elements of the EHS strategy in processes, programs and work of others, as appropriate to enable EHS and support partner goals (e.g. Performance Management Process, Project Delivery Process, Process Safety Management and Reliability Excellence Improvement).

  • In an event of a MADJV, participates actively in the due diligence assessing the EHS risk and building the integration plan to close the gaps.

30% Continuously Improve EHS Results

  • Identifies meaningful business/industry specific measures and enterprise measures to be tracked for the business.

  • Implements systems to ensure performance metrics are accurately measured and reported in accordance with corporate and business EHS standards

  • Provides strategic oversight to EHS audit, inspection and risk assessment processes. Adopts auditing standards and expands as appropriate for the business.

  • Reviews and analyzes audit results to confirm that the corporate, business and government standards for EHS are met.

  • Identifies trends, isolates root causes and confirms that appropriate follow-up actions are being implemented across the business.

  • Directly reports EHS performance results and advises on corresponding action to Regional Leadership Team (RLT). Through existing systems, reports EHS performance results and corresponding actions to the Corporate EHS team.

  • Monitors and anticipates change in the external environment, including regulations, science and stakeholder positioning and revises strategy as appropriate.

20% Shapes Internal EHS Culture

  • Builds effective working relationships with key leaders in the business and across Cargill to obtain and sustain a strong EHS culture.

  • Leads development of internal communications strategy for key and differentiated audiences that builds and maintains awareness of EHS values, strategies and performance. Shares best practices and key learning, develops talent and recognizes high performance across the business.

  • Influences leaders across the business to promote proactive workplace EHS practices. Provides broad and in-depth technical, regulatory, behavioral and strategic knowledge and consultation that leaders require to build a strong EHS culture.

  • Collaborates with internal experts to share best practices, identifies leading approaches on EHS topics and facilitates a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Develops, directs and oversees implementation of recognition programs to acknowledge positive behavior and celebrates and communicates EHS related successes in the business.

10% People and Resource Management

  • Leads efforts across the BU to ensure that EHS talent is in place to address immediate and medium-term needs of the business.

  • Develops a plan to address gaps in business EHS talent and knowledge to prepare the business for future growth. Particularly develops EHS leads for new MADJV in existing or new geographies in South East Asia as needed.

  • Identifies development opportunities for current employees to strengthen EHS expertise that matches the medium-term needs to of the organization.

  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of EHS talent for locations within the business.

  • Provides strategic and tactical functional leadership and coaching across the business.

  • Is a resource for the business Regional Leadership Team in developing job relevant EHS goals for their leadership teams across the business.

10% Manages EHS Brand

  • Plays a key leadership role in external EHS professional and relevant industry organizations

o Shares best practice and represents and is an ambassador for Cargill and the business.

o Collaborates with external stakeholders to set new industry standards through the development of leading EHS practices.

  • Leads engagement on EHS topics with external stakeholders in relevant industries. Guides RLT on specific customer and community concerns related to EHS topics across the business.

  • Equips the RLT with the information and tools they need to accurately represent Cargill on EHS topics

  • Consults with internal sales teams and external organizations to stay informed on EHS matters facing customers and communities. Provides leadership in the business to meet/exceed the expectations of communities, customers and NGO’s.


Other Requirements:

  • Regular travel inside Thailand, particularly in Saraburi and Korat areas (50% to 75% of the time).

  • Regular travel to other Cargill facilities in Philippines and Indonesia. (25% to 50% of the time).

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with routine physical activity including standing, walking, sitting, typing, climbing stair, bending, twisting and squatting.

Education, Experience, Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in health and safety, environmental, engineering or natural sciences.

  • Professional certification in health and safety or industrial hygiene.

  • 8 years progressive related experience in the EHS field in multinational business.

  • At least 3 year of supervisory experience & proven leadership experience.

  • Experience in construction safety, implementation and understanding challenges of managing EHS management systems, risk based programs, legal requirements and international certifications (e.g. ISO 14001, OEHSAS 18001 etc.).

  • Has been involved in process operations, engineering systems and project management.

  • Experienced Incident Investigator and EHS Auditor and familiar with Hazop/Swift and PSRM requirements.

  • Understanding the dynamic diversity of culture, customs and expectations in South East Asia.

  • Strong knowledge in the area of Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations, including OSHA.

  • Demonstrated understanding of EHS programs, such as; confined space, lockout tagout, elevated work/fall protection, and/or other programs (ergonomics, mobile equipment, exposure monitoring, behavior based safety, etc.)

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience building a culture of teamwork, collaboration and accountability.

  • Ability to empower and develop employees.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Effective communication skills, written & verbal, in Thai and English language. Demonstrated ability to be a compelling and authentic communicator with all levels of the organization.

  • Effective relationship builder.

  • Effective time management and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to produce results through leadership, and develop trust and respect with all employees.

  • Demonstrated expertise in multi-tasking, handling projects and meeting deadlines in dynamic environment.

  • Strong integrity and moral principles aligned with Cargill's Guiding Principles.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Safety Professional designation

  • Advanced University Degree

  • 8 or more years of progressive related experience in the health and safety field

  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment

Career Development:

This role requires technical and leadership skills. The role will enable the individual to learn new capabilities while assisting CPSEA to uphold EHS values and enable the strategic EHS development in the business. Development opportunities are ample with opportunities to lead the BU EHS team and/or move laterally into other Enterprises within the Corporation or even migrate into Corporate EHS . Through EHS reviews, the individual will develop himself further and gain knowledge into different businesses. Managerial attributes and business acumen would need to be acquired before any parallel move towards a more strategic role.

Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location Thailand

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: THA00122