Cargill Corporate EHS Auditor in United Kingdom

Corporate EHS Auditor

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

Global EHS Audit is committed to accelerating Cargill’s journey to Zero Harm. We do this through a disciplined, risk-based approach that assesses conformance with internal and external requirements and the effectiveness of management systems in Cargill plants globally. To increase our capacity and capabilities we are seeking to hire a Corporate EHS Auditor to serve the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region.

The Corporate EHS Auditor is a member of the global EHS audit team and is responsible for applying full knowledge of EHS practices and standards in performing complex audit activities. Audits will be primarily within the assigned geography but may occasionally be performed globally as well. Activities include assessing and communicating risk, performing audit processes, and managing/planning audit projects. Candidates come to the EHS audit team on a rotational basis as a development experience with moderate to advanced level of experience in EHS and knowledge within or outside Cargill.

This preferred location for this position is Schiphol, Netherlands, however we will consider qualified candidates in otherlocations within EMEA with proximity to airports for efficient travel.

Principal Accountabilities

60% Execute Audit Processes

  • Apply full knowledge of EHS practices and standards (including current and short-term regulatory requirements).

  • Reviews site-level EHS, and Process Safety processes across various businesses regionally to identify potential risks. Activities include:

  • Review of relevant documentation (programs, permits, training records, applicable regulatory requirements, etc.) to develop understanding of defined business processes including who performs processes and the expected relevant controls.

  • Leveraging internal and external subject matter Expertises to identify common risks associated with the process being audited (E.g. common risks associated with entering confined spaces).

  • Validates that processes are adequate to control the associated risks and are being performed consistently as intended. Activities include:

  • Reviewing documentation

  • Performing plant inspections

  • Interviewing plant personnel

  • Assessing identified risk

  • Providing guidance/influence to site leadership on mitigating identified risks

  • Documents audit project findings and creates written reports requiring a deep understanding of the process being audited and EHS Audit standards in order to communicate identified risk results to business and site management and Corporate EHS Audit Leadership.

30% Planning & Managing Audits

  • Provides operational leadership to moderately complex EHS audit, inspection and risk assessment processes with limited supervision.

  • Plans audit projects by assessing overall risk at the initial stages of the audit, setting priorities and deadlines and discussing the audit scope with the regional audit director. Makes proposals on audit scheduling and resource selection.

  • Builds rapport and acts as a liaison between Corporate EHS Audit and Businesses/Site to communicate to the respective management of relevant audit events and activities. Builds effective working relationships with senior-level employees in order to develop and sustain a strong EHS culture.

  • Reviews and analyzes audit results requiring some interpretation, to confirm that standards are met. Reviews audit related documentation/reports to verify documentation is written in a clear and concise manner, according to Corporate EHS Audit and standards prior to submitting for review.

  • Tracks and reviews project related costs and reports information to Audit Leadership Team for review.

10% People Leadership

  • May work with new teammates to set appropriate training goals and help ensure each team’s members have the appropriate skills to complete the audit efficiently, within scope, and meeting Corporate EHS Audit standards.

  • Provides coaching and training to teammates on established corporate EHS audit practices/procedures and solicits team members feedback for improvement.

  • May acts as a mentor and provides developmental feedback to department teammates and EHS talent in the businesses.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), engineering, industrial sciences or related technical field, OR minimum 5 years successful EHS field experience in an industrial or production setting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of EHS principles, standards and regulations.

  • Previous audit experience

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple concurrent and competing projects at the same time.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with multiple levels of the organization, including site level and senior Enterprise/Group leadership

  • Ability to travel up to 75% within assigned region

  • Proficient in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Cargill’s environment, health and safety Basic Requirements and guidelines.

  • Knowledge of Cargill’s businesses, systems/applications and strategic objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly conceptualize and understand strategy, business model and supporting processes.

  • Advanced degree in EHS, industrial sciences, engineering or related

  • Professional certifications related to EHS (e.g. OSHAS 18001 (ISO 45001), ISO 14001, CSP, CIH, ASP, etc.)

  • Experience working with regulators in assigned region

  • Written and spoken proficiency in one of the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Polish or Russian

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Safety/Environmental Health

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Other Locations Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Belgium

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02687