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SHE Manager West Africa

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Job Reference JR0074716
Function Operations, Engineering and Maintenance
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-05-01
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Overall Purpose / Context / Objective of the position:

As the West Africa SHE Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the implementation of best practices in Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) across our operations in the West Africa region. This position will have a dual focus, serving as both the Asset SHE Manager for our facility in Abidjan and as the Regional SHE Manager for West Africa.

Main accountabilities:

Asset SHE Manager for Abidjan:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective SHE management systems and procedures for the Abidjan facility in alignment with corporate standards and local regulations.
  • Conduct regular SHE audits, inspections, and risk assessments to identify hazards and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Lead incident investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective/preventive action plans to mitigate SHE risks and improve performance.
  • Provide SHE training and support to employees, contractors, and other stakeholders to foster a culture of safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate SHE considerations into operational planning, design, and execution of projects and activities.
  • Monitor and analyze SHE performance metrics, trends, and leading indicators to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive SHE reports to senior management, including performance metrics, incident statistics, compliance status, and action plan updates.

Regional SHE Manager for West Africa:

  • Develop and implement SHE strategies, programs, and initiatives to enhance safety, health, and environmental performance across the West Africa region.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to SHE professionals and site managers within the region to ensure consistent adherence to SHE standards and protocols.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on SHE regulations, standards, and best practices applicable to West Africa countries, and advise management on emerging issues and trends.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among sites to promote the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in SHE management.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders to stay abreast of legislative changes, industry trends, and emerging risks affecting SHE in the region.
  • Prepare and present regular SHE reports to regional and corporate leadership, highlighting key performance indicators, initiatives, and challenges.

Knowledge and Experience:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in SHE management roles, with at least 2 years of experience in a leadership capacity.

Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of SHE regulations, standards, and best practices applicable to West Africa countries.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven track record of driving continuous improvement in SHE performance and fostering a safety-conscious culture.
  • Ability to travel within the West Africa region and internationally as needed.
  • Ability to manage a team.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Languages:

  • Fluent in French and English.

Systems:

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards.

Diversity is part of our DNA. LDC strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, ethnicity, or background.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits​​​​​​
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Pension contributions
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Access to Concierge Partnerships

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Job Description

Overall Purpose / Context / Objective of the position:

As the West Africa SHE Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the implementation of best practices in Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) across our operations in the West Africa region. This position will have a dual focus, serving as both the Asset SHE Manager for our facility in Abidjan and as the Regional SHE Manager for West Africa.

Main accountabilities:

Asset SHE Manager for Abidjan:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective SHE management systems and procedures for the Abidjan facility in alignment with corporate standards and local regulations.
  • Conduct regular SHE audits, inspections, and risk assessments to identify hazards and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Lead incident investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective/preventive action plans to mitigate SHE risks and improve performance.
  • Provide SHE training and support to employees, contractors, and other stakeholders to foster a culture of safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate SHE considerations into operational planning, design, and execution of projects and activities.
  • Monitor and analyze SHE performance metrics, trends, and leading indicators to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive SHE reports to senior management, including performance metrics, incident statistics, compliance status, and action plan updates.

Regional SHE Manager for West Africa:

  • Develop and implement SHE strategies, programs, and initiatives to enhance safety, health, and environmental performance across the West Africa region.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to SHE professionals and site managers within the region to ensure consistent adherence to SHE standards and protocols.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on SHE regulations, standards, and best practices applicable to West Africa countries, and advise management on emerging issues and trends.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among sites to promote the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in SHE management.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders to stay abreast of legislative changes, industry trends, and emerging risks affecting SHE in the region.
  • Prepare and present regular SHE reports to regional and corporate leadership, highlighting key performance indicators, initiatives, and challenges.

Experience

Knowledge and Experience:

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in SHE management roles, with at least 2 years of experience in a leadership capacity.

Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of SHE regulations, standards, and best practices applicable to West Africa countries.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven track record of driving continuous improvement in SHE performance and fostering a safety-conscious culture.
  • Ability to travel within the West Africa region and internationally as needed.
  • Ability to manage a team.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Languages:

  • Fluent in French and English.

Systems:

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office.

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards.

Diversity is part of our DNA. LDC strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, ethnicity, or background.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits​​​​​​
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Pension contributions
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Access to Concierge Partnerships

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us