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Head of EHS - EPD Netherlands

Weesp, Netherlands


Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

We currently looking for a Head of EHS - Netherlands to join our Established Pharmaceuticals Division based in Weesp and Olst.

Primary Job Function:

  • Defines EPO’s EHS & Security related programs at the EPD Operations in the Netherlands manufacturing sites.

  • Through an understanding of Division EHS operations, regulatory action and developing science in the Netherlands, this function identifies and manages potential environmental, occupational health and safety risks and liabilities to the Division for the plants located in the Netherlands.

  • Direct responsible and accountable for the EHS performance and compliance of the Olst and Weesp Sites.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Protect employees from injury and illness through prevention of accidents and occupational exposures at plant assigned plants.

  • Protect the environment from damage by controlling the release to the environment of waste and process emissions as per applicable local regulations in plants assigned.

  • Protect company facilities and capital assets through implementation of effective loss control and security programs at plant assigned.

  • Minimize Abbott regulatory exposure through implementation of effective compliance programs and assurance review at plants in plants assigned.

  • Protect Abbott’s public image through prevention of incidents that may result in employee injury, environmental damage or community harm in plants assigned.

  • Identify potential EHS liabilities and effectively manage the same in assigned plants.

  • Implement EHS & Security programs proactively to establish Abbott as a premier health care company in the region.

  • Ensure that regional conditions are represented during the revision of standards / formation of new standards.

  • Integrate Corporate and Divisional EHS Initiatives in the highly regulated context given by local EHS regulations and requirements.

  • Manage the Major Accident Risk associated with the complexity of the chemical operations run in Olst and Weesp manufacturing sites and defines proper mitigation measures to protect our people, assets but also the communities located nearby these sites.

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • EHS performance and compliance for 2 manufacturing plants. Head count in these affiliates is approximately 900 employees. The 2 manufacturing plants are strategic for the EPD business by producing global products for all markets around the globe.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Requires a graduate degree in EHS/Engineering or related field preferred.  Must be fluent in English. Basic knowledge of Dutch, German or French is preferred.

  • At least 7 years of experience in environmental, health or the safety profession with increasingly responsible positions. Strong technical background in environmental, health and safety and has ability to be proficient in the other area to be well rounded and handle a variety of EHS issues.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow and learn, care for yourself and your family, be your true self and live a full life. You will have access to:

  • Working at the #1 Top Employer in the Netherlands (for three consecutive years);

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of;

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune;

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives and scientists;

  • Excellent employment conditions that you can arrange yourself;

  • A budget that you can use to follow non-work-related training and courses that contribute to your personal development;

  • A sports allowance for work on your fitness;

  • Personal financial planning advice to map out your current financial situation.

How to apply?

If you are appealed by Abbott, looking for a job with meaning, and recognize yourself in the outlined profile, please make your interest known. You can apply via our website ( with your resume and letter of application. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments referring this job profile to Niels Dijkstra,

The base pay for this position is


In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.




EPD Established Pharma


Netherlands > Weesp : WNC


Netherlands > Olst : OAD




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