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EH&S Supervisor

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Kerkrade, NL

Additional Locations: Netherlands-Kerkrade; Netherlands-Maastricht

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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role: 
To develop, implement, and ensure continuous improvement on Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) within our European Center of Operations in Kerkrade. The primary purpose of this function is: maintaining compliance with the requirements of all applicable national, state, and local regulations, and Boston Scientific’s corporate EH&S policies and requirements; Driving/communicating EH&S awareness and performance and continuous improvement. Responsible for appropriate procedures, implementations, and managing site Emergency Response and Crisis Management Team. 

Acts as Expert Employee (Preventiemedewerker).   


Your responsibilities include: 

  • Develops, maintains, and reviews the EH&S program to ensure compliance with current and future legal, regulatory, and corporate requirements. 
  • Proactively identifies and promptly addresses EH&S issues which may affect operations or may provide strategic advantage to the business and provides input for management review meetings. 
  • Establishes and tracks metrics for assessing EH&S effectiveness in the organization, including Environmental, Health & Safety accidents and incidents, management walks, energy, waste, emissions and develop/support plans to improve performance. 
  • Maintains an appropriate EH&S culture through cross-functional cooperation, communications, promotions, and training including employee training on EH&S procedures, industrial hygiene activities, safety surveys, review and revision of local procedures. 
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Environmental and Health & Safety Management System. (ISO 14001, ISO 50001 & 45001). 
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and implementation Energy Management. 
  • Responsible for appropriate procedures, approvals, coordination, and control of dangerous goods and waste. 
  • Maintains all EH&S regulatory reporting requirements and communicates with governmental agencies. 
  • Serving as Coordinator of the Emergency Response Team. Responsible for emergency planning and takes leadership role in EH&S emergency situations. Ensures that adequate evacuation and response arrangements are in place for fire, accidents, emissions, and all other emergency situations. 
  • Works in partnership with other Boston Scientific EH&S professionals to establish or adopt company demonstrated best practices relevant to our industry. 
  • Initiates, conducts and maintains records of safety training for the company. 
  • Investigates accidents, incidents and works with local management to identify necessary corrective actions and follow up. 
  • Monitors Risk Assessment Programs and ensures the close out of action items. 
  • Maintains the EHS Corrective Action System and follows up to ensure the close out of items. 
  • Helps in the identification of initiatives which promote and develop improvements in EHS performance. 
  • Initiates, participates in and drives projects which improve on site EHS performance. 
  • Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements. 
  • Manage the EH&S pillar of the Kerkrade site.  

What we are looking for: 

  • A degree (preferrable HVK or MVK) in environmental, health and safety or related scientific field and a minimum of two years of related experience. 
  • Experience with developing, implementing and maintaining of EHS management systems  
  • Strong competence with the various tools, reporting and procedures used to accomplish the job. 
  • Knowledge/experience with working in a manufacturing or supply chain environment preferred. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge local health and safety, and environmental regulations is required. 
  • Knowledge of ISO Standards (ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 45001) 
  • Knowledge of the Dutch and English language 
  • People leader skills 

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to conduct trainings/presentations to different audiences.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats. 
  • In-depth knowledge of EH&S regulations and regulatory requirements. 
  • Uses strong project management skills in facilitating projects/activities. 
  • Ability to effectively work with EH&S databases, perform data entry and analyze data. 



Requisition ID: 581596


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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