Area EHS Manager (M/F)


Dec 22nd, 2022
Our mission began more than 150 years ago in 1866 when Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams founded the company in Cleveland, Ohio. The duo went on to shape an industry and create a global legacy. That legacy continues on today as we look ahead and continue to innovate our future. With stores, distribution centers and facilities spanning the globe, we're able to deliver the best in paints, coatings and related products to the world. From our headquarters to our 130 distribution centers and more than 4,000 retail locations, we continue to grow in new and exciting ways.

Here, there's no one path to success. Our 60,000+ employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. Our employees worldwide bring their energy and unique perspectives to each new day. We believe in careers that grow with you and open up new opportunities. With the support of a global team, you can innovate, grow and discover a career where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show.

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101 W. Prospect Ave.
Cleveland OH, United States 44115
Job Number:22000RCJ


NANTES, France


FRA Nantes Plant, France
Primary Location: NANTES, FR_Locations
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Posted: 12/22/2022


In this role you will cover different sites in Europe (France, Netherlands, UK, Germany and Switzerland).

Main Tasks:

  • Develop and implement preventive programs to improve the Safety Performance in the area of responsibility to achieve “Five Zeroes” Safety Performance.
  • Coordinate approaches & practices between EHS Area Managers to ensure consistency & share best practices,
  • Train staff on new safety procedures and work with other departments to ensure that all company guidelines are being followed,
  • Maintain and improve the Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, ensuring all policies are up to date, relevant, in compliance with the law, implemented effectively and meet the requirements ISO14001. To work towards OSHAS 18001.
  • Identify gaps in legislative compliance, SW guideline compliance and review performance information. In conjunction with the site management, develop plans to close these gaps.
  • Supervise EHS management systems undergo management review on frequent regular basis, incorporating improvements including those identified through legislative and performance review with the local team.
  • Audit EHS procedures and standards in practice and identify where standards are not being met. Instigating corrective actions with relevant departments and make amendments/improvements to procedures where appropriate.
  • Make sure appropriate EHS records and data and timely reporting are maintained. Ensure excellent route cause analysis investigation of all incidents, appropriate action identification and ensure all actions are closed off.
  • Drive continuous improvement across the sites by sharing best practices across sites and ensure robust root cause analysis.
  • Provide information on occupational health related concerns with support from occupational health resource. Initiation of any necessary occupational hygiene monitoring and provide advice and guidance on the results,
  • Support the local management in using hierarchy of control measures to minimize exposure to hazardous substances, and danger from flammable, explosive, electrical, noise, manual handling risks and other hazards,
  • Ensure efficient EHS communication between and across the sites via EHS Committee Meetings, attendance and sharing information from EHS EMEAI meetings, SW EHS conferences, from EHS Alerts from other sites. Promote safety messaging at the start of every meeting.
  • Promote a continually improving safety culture through the support and leading the EHS culture across site involving shop floor safety walk GEMBA with site management.
  • Supporting sites in external liaison with regulators, consultants, trade and professional bodies to ensure compliance and capture best practice. Acts as one of the point of contact for any internal or external audits. Liaise with insurance investigators on 3rd Party liability claims.
  • Identify with the sites, develop and facilitate appropriate safety, health and environmental training and refresher training. To facilitate process safety processes such as PHA and HAZOP.


  • Degree qualified in EHS/ Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience,
  • To be conversant with Safety, Health, Fire and Environmental Regulations preferably on a site dealing with flammable liquids and DSEAR regulations.
  • Drives for Results. Passionate about sustaining standards as a base from which to improve. Produces dynamic and creative but appropriate improvement.
  • Seveso/COMAH
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, coaching and negotiating skills
  • Project and People Management skills,
  • Change Leadership

Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $18 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

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