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Safety Manager, Switzerland

Human Resources
049115 Requisition #

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2600 offices and laboratories around the world.




Primary responsibilities

The Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, administration and management of safety  for SGS Switzerland customers (see definition below) and buildings.
The Safety Manager is a member of the Swiss HR management team. The Safety Manager actively support and contribute to the Company's strategy goals.
Reporting line
Head of HR Switzerland with a dotted line to Regional OI Manager (NWE).
Specific responsibilities
  • Coordinate and participate in the research of new services, techniques and equipment through establishment of working relationships with main interfaces.
  • Develop, implement, administer and manage a safety, loss prevention and security program in accordance with internal, external policies and procedure and with all relevant specification and technical rules applicable to the activities. The Regional OI Manager, Managing Director Head of HR, Switzerland and relevant authorities approve this program.
  • Formulate and administer policies and procedures and related Service Level Agreement to enhance quality  He/she is responsible for implementing security training and guidance for customers. New services research, techniques and equipment through establishment of working relationships with management, local principles and administrative associations.
  • Responsible for monitoring HSE requirements in Switzerland and implement necessary changes if applicable in order to meet these requirements in line with Global OI strategy.
  • Ensures all security devices are functional and tested at proper intervals. Works with vendors/providers to insure best in class maintenance and services as  per established schedules.
  • Monitor safety performance, gives on-going feedback and conducts effective trainings.
  • Coordinate crisis management drills and development. Reports potential issue. Provide on-call problem response,
  • In case of critical emergency (fire, disaster, etc.) has the authority to evacuate customers from affiliates without hierarchical approval.
  • All other reasonable tasks can be assigned to the job holder.


• Bachelor, Master or equivalent degree (education level must be submitted and approved by Swiss Safety Authorities)
• 5 years minimum experience in Safety management, operating at a senior level within a multi-disciplined and diverse service organisation
• French or German native with very good knowledge of English (fluent written & spoken)
• Willing to travel up to 60% (Switzerland)


Required skills

• Customer services management and problem solving
• Process improvement
• Quality management
• Customer communication
• Project management
• Project development
• Understand how the job integrates and/or impacts customers
• Understand how the job integrates and/or impacts functions
• Understanding of all major functions in multi-national company
• Ability to influence



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