Head of EHS & PLP

Skånemejerier, Malmö

Publicerad: 2023-11-22

Om tjänsten

Skånemejerier is Sweden’s second largest dairy company, with an annual turnover of just over SEK 4 billion. The company is producing and distributing a wide range of of dairy products, cheese and fruit drinks and the vision is to become the most sustainable dairy in Sweden.

The company has about 700 employees and is headquartered in Malmö. Among the brands are market-leading brands such as Skånemejerier, Bravo, Allerum, Hjordnära, Åsens, Salakis and Lindahls.

Since 2012, Skånemejerier has been part of the French Groupe Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups.

Do you want to join our company in this central and very important role?

Head of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) & Property Loss Prevention (PLP)

Skånemejerier is the leading dairy company in southern Sweden, a challenger nationally but part of the world’s biggest dairy group Lactalis. Through Lactalis you get access to an international network with 85,000 colleagues in almost 100 countries. We are a company that treasures the values of the locally produced as well as the strengths of collaborating globally.

Within the Lactalis Group, we have what is known as a Safety First Approach, which means that we constantly work to improve our work environment and ensure that safety comes first. The group wide health and safety strategy has been broken down for the whole of Skånemejerier as well as for each facility. This creates a common theme in our safety work, from group level down to each department.

We are now looking for a person who wants to continue to lead and drive the development of our important work. You will have a very central role where you have a great opportunity to make a big and positive difference both for our organization and employees.

You will be based in our dairy in Malmö but frequent travels to our sites in Kristianstad and Hjo is necessary. You are part of a large international team within our Group Lactalis and represent Sweden in the EHS-related team.


The position

As Head of EHS & PLP, you have overall responsibility for the EHS and PLP area within Skånemejerier. You have the responsibility for a competent team of 3 people and together you create the right conditions for change and improvement work.

You work closely with the Industrial Director and other key stakeholders within the organization. The tasks will be varied and will be at both a strategic and operational level.

You will be part of the Industrial management group and reports to the Industrial Director.

Primary responsibilities

  • Be responsible and lead all work within EHS and PLP and set the strategic plan for Skånemejerier.
  • Be a member of the Lactalis Health and Safety Group and support in various projects.
  • Provide expertise, advice and guidance within the area to the organization of Skånemejerier.
  • Be the leader of 3 knowledgeable team members.
  • Responsible for reporting relevant KPIs to management group and to the Lactalis group.
  • Implement an ”EHS Culture” in the entire organization.
  • Continuously work with improvements in processes and projects
  • Carry out internal audits according to legislation and the Groups Health, Safety and property loss prevention policy, to measure awareness, involvement, results and improvements and raise alarm if necessary. Ensure recommendations are implemented and monitored.
  • Lead specialists and/or project teams to implement, manage and/or ensure compliance with environmental, health, safety regulations and programs.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are carried out throughout the operation and proactively identify potential risks through, among other things, Gemba tours, inspections, audits, etc.
  • Be the primary contact person for authorities during inspections, licensing and reporting.
  • And many other responsibilities associated with the role.


Your profile

We believe that you have a University degree in engineering or equivalent. If you have additional education in environmental or safety technology, it is seen as meritorious.

You have several years of experience from the manufacturing industry, where you have worked both strategically and operationally with EHS issues. You are a well experienced leader, from a direct or indirect leading position, who achieves success through a natural commitment and engagement. Communication is key in this role, to create and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders relevant for the role.

You think strategically but at the same time have a ”doer” attitude.

As we are part of an international Group it is important that you are fluent in not only Swedish but also in English.


We offer

Are you interested to join Skånemejerier, a company that is dedicated to its mission and engaged to create an inclusive corporate culture where all employees are treated with respect, consideration and appreciation?

We offer you a workplace that provides great opportunities for personal and professional development in a working climate that is open, inspiring and international. In this role you´ll also have the great opportunity to work together with a very engaged and knowledgeable team, in Sweden and around the world through Lactalis.

To be a part of Lactalis Group, multinational dairy company, means many interesting dialogues and contacts. The group invests a lot in employee competence development and through the group the employees are given access to a network of colleagues worldwide.

At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do.


Information and application

In this recruitment process Skånemejerier is cooperating with HEIM Executive. Please apply already today, we´ll interview continuously during the process.

For further information about the position, please contact Recruitment Consultant Louise Edeheim, HEIM Executive, louise.edeheim@heimexecutive.se.

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 At Skånemejerier, we work for a safe, good and drug-free work environment. Final candidates for the positions will therefore be asked to present an extract from the charge register, complete a drug test and, where applicable, be offered a health examination at our Company Health Service. As part of our preventive work, we also carry out random alcohol and drug tests.


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