EHS Manager

Job position: Safety and Environment Manager

Reports to: Site Manager

Site: Cossé le Vivien - France


Join Oterra in making natural food and beverages easy, for a sustainable and healthy world.  

Headquartered in Denmark, with production sites in Europe, Latin America, and the US, we’re a passionate team of over 1400 team members of 48 nationalities in 27 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. As the leading worldwide provider of natural colors, we offer food and beverage manufacturers an alternative to artificial colors. Food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time.  


Your team :


You can expect to work with high skilled people, in international company. The plant of Cossé is a model as security aspect and you can rely on a close-knit team committed to site safety.


Your mains responsibilities:

This role is responsible for organizing, planning and coordinating all programs and activities that ensure and sustain the health and safety of our employees, and that limit the environmental impact in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines. The Safety and Environment Manager is at the interface between employees, suppliers, and authorities to ensure the compliance of the Site with the laws and directives in force. Additionally, the Safety and Environment Manager is responsible for coaching and supporting site leadership in creating and safeguarding a sustainable safety culture at site based on visible and active leadership.



Main activities:


  • Updates and evolves the unique document of the Site.
  • Ensures compliance with the prefectural decree on the site and manages the resulting actions.
  • Responsible for the proper functioning of the wastewater treatment plant. Main contact with the contracted operator.
  • Ensures sites legal permits are active.


  • Develops, and implements, the procedures and the safety and environmental policy of the Site.
  • Develops, and coordinates, the training required by Oterra and the laws and directives in force.
  • Manages and provides safety training for new employees, verifies certifications, and informs of certifications to be obtained.
  • Provides guidance and coaching to site leadership in behavioral based safety and visible leadership on the shopfloor.


  • Defines safety and environmental preventive measures and procedures to help reduce risks
  • Limits any risk of accident, by monitoring the appropriate means of prevention, and corrective actions, in case of malfunction noted with the Site Director.
  • Conducts the search for the causes of incidents and manages their resolution
  • Manages safety and environmental communications within the institution
  • Prevents, informs, controls, analyzes, and advises vis-à-vis all risk situations observed and this on the entire activity of the Site.


  • Manages the recycling policy.
  • Contact point for audits (Sedex and SMETA). Organizes periodic audits on safety and the environment. Generates reports and ensures that deviations encountered are resolved.
  • Maintains and updates the site risk matrix and ensures control of the major hazards at site


  • Responsible for the spreading operator of the wastewater treatment plant
  • Functional manager of the security relay on the Prades Le Lez site
  • Represents the security and environment department to the representative bodies.
  • Helps animate the global network of Safety and Environment Leaders
  • Supports and drives the implementation of the corporate EHS strategy, standards, and policies.
  • Responsible for reporting relevant corporate EHS KPI’s and incidents.
  • Supports processes and initiatives to track and manage worker health and workplace illnesses.


Who are we looking for?

You are conscientious and committed. You are used to dealing with confidential information.  Technically prepared and analytical ability, you are able to understand industrial processes. You usually work with autonomy and take initiative. You work in an international environment and interact with people at all levels.


What can we offer you?

You'll be part of an international team in a dynamic and inspiring working environment. We offer you a great place to work, with the opportunity to be part of a global organization committed to supporting the company and our customers.

This is a permanent position with executive status.

We will provide you with luncheon vouchers, health and provident insurance, profit-sharing, CET and PERCO, and CE benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  2087

Cossé-le-Vivien, FR, 53230

Job Posting Function:  Quality / Control / Health & Safety