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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

EHS Manager

Head of EHS , Japan - Your next position?


As a Head of EHS you will be responsible to direct and support management of all Environmental, Health and Safety functions for a site, in compliance with Givaudan EHS policies and processes, and with all applicable EHS regulations. Responsible for managing risk and driving cultural change to reduce the probability of EHS incidents. Manage and optimize the EHS organisation to deliver added value to the organisation. Promote the EHS culture across the organisation. 


In this role, you will be based at Osaki, Tokyo and report to the Director of Finance.


Sounds interesting? It could be your perfect opportunity to lead, coach, train and support your team to achieve their optimal performance.


In this position you will :

  • Support and advice site management on all EHS aspects; act as a coach to line managers to ensure that EHS becomes and remains a line responsibility
  • Develop and deploy EHS vision aligned with company strategy for the site taking into account both the OPS/EHS Global Strategy/initiatives as well as the local legislation
  • Manage compliance with all EHS Regulations
  • Responsible for all Site EHS trainings for new and existing employees and contractors
  • Deploy behaviour based safety programmes
  • Ensure safety and Health programmes are strictly implemented
  • Ensure emergency planning is effective
  • Responsible for accurately completing and submitting regulatory reports
  • Ensure KPI reporting is complete and initiate actions to drive towards the agreed targets
  • Track site safety behavioural audits and incidents, analyse trends on audits, incidents and near miss reports and report same to management team
  • Lead the employee safety committee to promote safety awareness and improve the overall safety of the site by driving issues identified to closure
  • Manage all hazardous and non-hazardous waste activities
  • Manage all documentation required
  • Maintain good relationships with relevant external stakeholders (authori-ties/communities/network)
  • Act as primary contact for Federal, State, and local EHS regulatory agencies
  • Act as main point of contact with other department: Regulatory, IT, regional Management Team


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.

Your professional profile includes:

•    Master degree in chemistry, Engineering, EHS or other related field 
•    10 to 15 years of experience in the industry and prior experience in a EHS plant
•    Appropriate country EHS qualification/certifications
•    Fluent English, local language a plus
•    Computer literacy
•    Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Control
•    Root Cause Analysis
•    Process Safety Management
•    Audit
•    H+S Management
•    Emergency Management

Our Benefits
•       Attractive package with benefits
•       Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
•       A creative team environment that will inspire you

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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