QHSE Manager

stow is one of the leading suppliers of storage solutions. Our core activity is the development, manufacturing and installation of top-quality racking systems for the storage of palletised or small goods and longer items, as well as mezzanine structures.


, Belgium

Job Description

The QHSE Manager is responsible to develop, control and improve the EHS management system within the plant in accordance with current legislation and Group Standards with the aim to prevent accidents and create a safety culture. Furthermore carrying the responsibility for managing the quality team and cooperating with the external partner for assessing environmental risks.

1.      Key tasks & responsibilities

  • The key responsibility is managing Health and Safety and creating a safety culture within the plant.​​​​​​​
  • Will manage the local QHSE team.
  • Contributes to the creation of the strategy of the plant, drafts, follows up and monitors the annual QHSE plan.
  • Develops, controls, and adjusts the QHSE management system.
  • Points out bottlenecks regarding Health & Safety, occupational health, working conditions, and environment.
  • Suggests improvements and/or corrective measurements and is responsible for the action plan.
  • Will be the formal Prevention Advisor of the company and point of contact thus concerning.
  • Strives for continuous improvement towards own performance and that of the department.

2.      Incident & Accident investigation & prevention

  • Actively and efficiently supports supervisors and managers with incidents and accidents investigation.
  • Will coordinate the accident investigations and strives for real actions, taking into account the prevention hierarchy.

3.      Organization, Strategy & Policy Development

  • Draws up, follows up, is jointly responsible to monitor the annual plan and general strategy of the plant concerned together with MT.
  • Implements and monitors the compliance with the QHSE policy, processes, and procedures within the company.
  • Sets KPI’s as targets for direct reports and holds each employee accountable for their respective domains to maintain a balance between responsibilities and controlling the results.
  • Regularly verifies the satisfaction of the team members, internal and external clients and stakeholders to define and execute action plans for continuous improvement.

4.      Workplace inspections & risk assessments

  • Responsible for the execution of workplace inspections together with supervisors and other management to coach them to spot QHSE risks, how to correct pro-actively on potentially dangerous situations and to take preventive and corrective actions.
  • Implements lessons learned from inspections and findings in the form of improved processes, procedures, and instructions.
  • Takes immediate action towards supervisors, management, and employees to correct (potentially) dangerous situations.

5.      Management

Manages and supervises employees of the QHSE department during the execution of their activities.

6.      Advising / Actions

  • Advises management about the application of the policy, procedures, and instructions regarding quality, health, working conditions, safety, and environment.
  • Advises management about the required and desired training regarding QHSE topics for the workers.

7.      Communication 

  • Point of contact for all departments within the plant regarding QHSE related activities.
  • Answers questions posed by external authorities regarding EHS.
  • Is in close communication with the QHSE Director to discuss and align strategies, issues and improvement programs.
  • Leads meetings of his/her department and attends other meetings in a contributing manner when and where needed.
  • Organizes necessary internal meetings to develop QHSE awareness and raises the QHSE standard.

8.      Management reporting, Administration & Information supply

  • Responsible for a correct, professional, and timely registration/analysis of QHSE related admin, e.g. agreed corrective actions in the relevant database for follow-up.
  • Spots trends, manages and analyzes accidents and incidents.
  • Informs management about relevant changes in the standard requirements and about amendments to legislation and regulations.
  • Gives information to employees about progress and development within the QHSE management system.
  • Responsible to prepare and organize periodic toolbox meetings and safety flashes.
  • Ensures that all relevant legislation is complied with, all required documents, certificates and other administration is up to date and in place.

9.      Improvement management

  • Initiates continuous improvement initiatives for own performance and that of the department in consultation with management and follows up on them.
  • Participates and initiates improvement projects.
  • Follows training courses and growth paths within the framework of the job and/or performance.

10.   Leadership

  • Acts as a role model (‘lead by example’).
  • Sets the scope and expectations for work and results.
  • Stimulates, inspires and motivates employees.
  • Contributes to a team feeling within the company.
  • Being able to coach and train other employees and managers.

11.      General

  • Carries out any other general work-related tasks that are necessary and in the company’s interest.
  • Complies with and follows the company rules, regulations and procedures.


Your profile:

  • Languages: dutch, french & english
  • Certificate Prevention Advisor: category 1

Additional information

What do we offer you?

  • An intensive training by experienced people.

  • Working closely together with other rack stars in an open and enthusiastic culture.

  • An attractive salary in an international environment.