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Title:  Senior Global Lead - Safety in Construction Projects

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Location: Amsterdam
Function: Supply Chain
Sub-Function: Supply Chain - Services
Type of Contract: Fixed Term




Are you an experienced safety professional with solid experience in construction projects? Would you like to drive safety improvements in our ambitious projects across the globe?


Then, this role might be for you!


Your job

In collaboration with our global Project Managers and Engineers, you will be instrumental in overseeing safe design, construction, start-up and operation of new, upgraded and extended breweries. You will be working in cross-functional project teams consisting of brewing, packaging, utilities, civil engineers and project managers. You will also be part of the global safety community, having close alignment and collaboration with the Heineken Safety Team.
Travel to construction sites across the world is an essential part of this role. We have approximately 100 open projects (varying in size and complexity) throughout all of our regions.


In this role you:

  • Serve as the (senior) safety subject matter expert in Global Projects and Engineering;
  • Build safety capabilities in Global Projects & Engineering and project site teams;
  • Actively contribute during the various stages project life-cycles;
  • Review and advise on safety risks in engineering design, during construction and handover;
  • Support, guide, influence and train staff and contractors at all levels to build safety capability in projects;
  • Clarify, develop and confirm safety standards and regulations through consultation with key stakeholders;
  • Coach and develop the Project Manager and Engineering community on safety and safety leadership challenges;
  • Liaise with our construction partners to ensure alignment on safety expectations;
  • Actively drive collaboration and best practice sharing across projects and the HEINEKEN community;
  • Report on safety performance of our projects and propose lasting safety improvements;
  • Execute audits and inspections with a clear focus on reducing safety risks in projects;
  • Conduct/lead incident investigation and share learnings across HEINEKEN;
  •  Lead compliance to Heineken and legal safety standards in our global Capex projects;


Your working environment
You will be based at Schiphol (Amsterdam area) and hierarchically report into the Global Manager Brewing Engineering & Safety and functionally into the MT Global Projects & Engineering.


Your profile
We are looking for an experienced, independent and impactful safety professional with extensive experience in international Capex projects.


The ideal candidate will also have:

  • A WO/Master’s degree in safety and/or engineering with a minimum of level 6 (ISCED 2011) in Safety;
  • > 6-10 years relevant working experience;
  • The ability to translate and connect the safety discipline to other engineering disciplines, project management and procurement;
  • The ability to connect, communicate and present in a clear and concise manner to senior audiences;
  • The willingness to frequently travel abroad (up to 25%);
  • A professional safety registration (e.g. IOSH or equivalent)
  • Experience in working within an international organisation with multicultural teams;
  • Outstanding leadership and rapport buidling skills


Your working conditions

When we talk about a good compensation, we mean more than just a good salary. Having fun in your work and a good balance between work and private life is at least equally important. The more you will enjoy your job, the better your contribution to our products will be. A career with HEINEKEN offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to own and grow your career in line with your aspirations.


HEINEKEN is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers with its brands and products everywhere. The brand that bears the founder’s family name – Heineken® – is available in almost every country on the globe and is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. The Company’s aim is to be a leading brewer in each of the markets in which it operates and to have the world’s most valuable brand portfolio. HEINEKEN wants to win in all markets with Heineken® and with a full brand portfolio in markets of choice.

The Company is present in over 70 countries and operates more than 165 breweries. HEINEKEN is Europe’s largest brewer and the world’s third largest by volume. HEINEKEN is committed to the responsible marketing and consumption of its more than 250 international premium, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. The number of people employed is over 85,000.


We are looking forward to receiving your application. 




At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands. We are committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere. We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities. With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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