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Industrial Hygienist, Corporate Occupational Health & Safety Novozymes

Novozymes A/S

Rethink your impact
Are you passionate about Occupational Hygiene and working systematically with workplace safety in a biotech setting? Then you might be our new Occupational Hygiene Expert in Novozymes Corporate Occupational Health and Safety (Corporate OHS).

Work for a cause, not just a company
Novozymes is the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms. Together with our customers, partners, and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. Our biological solutions enable higher agricultural yields, healthy food consumption, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel, and many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from – both today and in years to come. We need people who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge, and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. We know that original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Occupational Hygienist/Industrial Hygiene Specialist
The biotech platform is the backbone for working in Novozymes. The company aims to ensuring a safe and thriving working environment while at the same time supporting efficient work processes from laboratory to final product shipment. Corporate OHS department is anchored in the Corporate Quality, Environment and Safety function with the task to ensure governance systems for OHS management in general and specifically for industrial safety when working with Novozymes microorganisms and biotech molecules. We are seeking to expand our team within the expertise areas for exposure assessment and workplace air monitoring capabilities to be able to support future growth of the company in a safe way for all Zymers.

Welcome to Novozymes Corporate Occupational Health and Safety
We are a dynamic group of 7 in a new Corporate (strategical) OHS Team, who work closely together with our three Regional Teams to realize Novozymes’ strategy in the area of Health and Safety. To do that we collaborate with our colleagues networking globally to take advantage of our combined Subject Matter Expertise knowledge in OHS. Your capacity is needed in this setting, understanding the balance between local and global, making a difference for prevention and workers safety, driving projects and networking within your Subject Matter Expert area and contributing to our Corporate agenda.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Providing expertise to maintain and develop already existing safety program activities including compliance based on Occupational Health and Safety management systems and procedures
  • Assessing impact of exposures to prevent health impact – on a practical level as well as a strategic level. A special key competence is experience in workplace air monitoring
  • Being a part of developing or updating safety programs for Novozymes’ expanding product range
  • Mastering communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicating your knowledge scaled to the situation, e.g. giving advice to a department or providing strategic level input to the organization or developing training materials
  • Working in project groups sometimes as the Project Manager
  • Taking Subject Matter Expert responsibility for internal networks with Safety peers
  • Contributing to an atmosphere where prevention is taken seriously

Potentially relevant experience:
MSc or BSc in engineering or Occupational/Industrial Hygiene OR alternative educational background, preferably working in a Industrial Hygiene Specialist role, OR WITH experience described as follows…

  • Advanced knowledge of Occupational/Industrial Health and Safety management, exposure assessment, workplace design and hierarchy of control preferably from the biotech or food processing industries
  • Professional Safety/Health (or Environmental) educational background would be highly preferable
  • Working knowledge of technical principles, the interpretations of, practices and procedures used to comply with Industrial Hygiene related regulations and standards
  • Experience working with ISO 45001, ISO 9001 or similar safety management systems
  • Experience of occupational monitoring of microorganisms, organic matter including particulate matters, and chemicals
  • Expert knowledge of occupational hazards and risk management practices
  • Ability to engage, communicate and positively influence others across the entire workforce
  • Strong informal leadership and organizational skills are required
  • Excellent language and computer skills are required – English spoken and written fluently and preferably Danish and/or Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish
  • You must thrive creating results in a dynamic team with a global agenda
  • You must be passionate about OHS and have a holistic view on problem solving
  • You need the ability to handle ambiguity and be a creative problem solver
  • Travel is sometimes necessary to fulfill the tasks related to the job

This job will be located in Bagsværd on local employment terms.

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: 29th of March, 2023.

Contact details: Poul Wagner, Head of Corporate Occupational Health and Safety ; .

At Novozymes we commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We recommend you not to attach a cover letter to your application. Instead, please include a few sentences in your resume/CV about why you are applying. To ensure a fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your resume/CV.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability, or veteran status.

Want to learn more?
Did you know that every year our products help cut global CO2 emissions by around 90 million tons? Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at novozymes.com.

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