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Head Group Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) - Full Time - WinterthurSwitzerland


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Coming on board of Sulzer, you become part of the organization accredited with double AA rating on ESG (Environment Social and Governance) granted by one of the most prestigious ranking agency. Our Beauty business – GEKA – is distinguished with EcoVadis awards for sustainability, ranking in the top 1% companies worldwide. We take pride in these achievements, and our innovative processes supporting circular economy, like our partnership with H&M to recycle textile.


As our Head Group Environment Safety and Health (ESH), you will be leading our safety agenda and the ESH initiatives with direct impact on keeping our employees safe, promoting wellbeing and reducing our carbon footprint.


Reporting to the Chief Sustainability Officer who is also the Chief HR Officer and member of Sulzer Executive Committee, you will be accountable for:


  • Setting a clear ESH direction, establishing objectives for the company and for the divisions and making sure safety plans are in place to keep reducing Accident Frequency Rate and Accident severity rate. You will also define the safety audit agenda and follow-up on all audit reports.
  • Having regular touchpoints with the ESH community to ensure that the ESH goals are understood and supporting the ESH organization towards achieving these goals.
  • Securing the Environmental data collection on greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, waste and water consumption. You will work in collaboration with the Head of Real Estate to suggest improvement plans to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Ensuring that our new reporting system (Intelex) is optimized and supporting its growing adoption amongst internal users.
  • Reporting data on Environment and Safety to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Taking an active part in establishing the Sulzer Sustainability roadmap and closely collaborating with the communication team on our annual sustainability report.


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Proven track record of improving safety and environmental footprint in your former companies
  • University degree in engineering or production and/or relevant experience within related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in machine industry with production and equipment development
  • Experience as Safety Engineer/Auditor and/or Environmental Officer/Auditor
  • Know-how of global ESH data collection tools such as Intelex, SAP etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in relevant laws and regulations (ESH and machinery safety)
  • Solid experience in project management and in risk management tools
  • Experience in leading large remote team of indirect reports
  • Fluency in English
  • Passion for safety and sustainability
  • Ability to influence without positional power and have demonstrated collaboration skills
  • Superior analytical skills and are comfortable with numbers and data analysis
  • A direct, precise and concise communicating style
  • A high energy level
  • Readiness to travel



Your benefits: 

  • Attractive compensation
  • Excellent social benefits
  • Global development opportunities
  • An innovative, vibrant and agile culture
  • The chance to make an impact at a global scale
  • Central workplace, only 5 minutes from Winterthur central station


Location: We are based in Winterthur. This is a great place with a high quality of life. In the historic old town you find many shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Recreation areas can be reached in a short time from any point of the city.


Have a question about the role? Reach out to Andrea Müller at +41 (0)52 262 35 68. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Please note that candidates with valid permits have first consideration.


Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

82% of our employees recommend Sulzer as a good place to work – so come and join our story, starting today!

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

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