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New Build Safety Manager (M/F)

New Build Safety Manager (M/F)

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Job Description

EU Health and Safety – Safety Manager - New build and Technical Innovation

Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds and implement innovation in a scalable, safety excellent operational environment.
This is your chance to make history.

Business area: European Health and Safety function
Our Fulfilment Centre operations are at the heart of Amazon customer experience. Each action we undertake is done on behalf of our customers, as meeting their expectations makes us feel good.
The EU Health and Safety function is part of the Operational teams and supports our Fulfilment Centres who are responsible for controlling the vast range of fast paced inventory from inbound to outbound and work very hard to ensure that our customers receive what they want, when they want it.
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Here at Amazon we are currently we need an experienced Safety Manager, New Builds projects to join the EU HS team.


The extent of your duties will include:

  • Oversee safety performance metrics reporting and communication around new build processes and projects
  • Assist new build project teams in delivering safety excellent processes and operation, right first time facilities throughout Amazon EU regional operations
  • Ensure compliance to EU and Country law as it applies to Occupational Safety for all relevant new build projects
  • Perform regular analysis of new build processes and standards for site safety improvements and continuous standards improvement
  • Ensure full from day one for new processes or buildings to local and Amazon EU required stanadards. including prvision of controls around; converyor safety, automated machines, Lockout-Tagout, Fall Protection, Fire Prevention, Emergency equipment
  • Develop and implement training programs to meet the needs of Managers and Associates in regards to critical safety issues
  • Analyze accident data and develop standards to ensure prevention of accidents
  • Build a cross functional commitment for a Safety through engagement, leadership tools
  • Review Standard Operating Procedure changes and make Safety recommendations
  • Conduct Job Hazard Analysis and Job Safety Analysis
  • Develop a positive working relationship with local authorities i.e. Fire Department, EHO where applicable during build processes
  • Provide weekly metrics reporting to senior management teams
  • Applying Lean tools to Safety: error-proof processes
  • key risks, use Pareto analysis and other tools to monitor and drive high-effectiveness of new build Safety programs
  • Project Work for topics relating to the network
  • Support other related network projects
  • Maintain communication with law enforcement bodies relating to new build projects
  • Maintain communication with Operational directors and General Managers
  • Lead cross functional teams as required to deliver safety excellent processes and buildings

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will be or have:

· Qualified to NEBOSH Diploma level or equivalent with extensive H&S Management experience, preferably gained in a low margin, high volume environment with warehousing and logistics beneficial
· Educated to degree level
· Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH) or equivalent
· Flexible approach to work, able to manage own priorities, workload and European travel
· Credibility and be able to effectively engage and influence other functional leaders and their teams, to build buy-in to EU HS strategies and change processes
· Used to operating at all levels of the organisation from warehouse floor to board level
· Excellent communication and influencing skills – result orientated and tenacious
· An in-depth understanding of essential/relevant EU & UK H&S legislation
· Demonstrable record of driving significant change through an operation

Preferred Qualifications

- Lean, 5S, Behavioural Change and Kaizen experience
- Environmental qualification/experience an advantage

- Safety engineering experience
- Construction safety experience

Make History, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Since Jeff Bezos started, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfilment and customer service centres. Today, offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewellery. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, Spain and China ( and maintain over 80 fulfilment centres around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.
If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do at one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.
Sound interesting? We wait for your application.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

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