HSE&S Business Partner

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Ammerzoden, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Purpose of the job

We looking for an experienced, hands-on HSE&S Business Partner with a human a human approach, proven track
record in the chemical industry and a passion for safety improvement. The HSE&S Business Partner leads the
deployment and delivery of the AkzoNobel HSE&S strategy and objectives to our manufacturing site in Groot-Ammers. You will be part of the local management team and report directly to the Site Manager.


You will focus on the following areas as your key responsibility:


  • Strategy and policy: Develop policies and objectives for the assigned unit and contribute to the development of the strategy on a level higher;
  • Year plan/budget: Ensure development, manage and ensure realization year plan/budget for theassigned unit, acquire approval, ensure and manage execution and deliver results;
  • Organization development: Evaluate organizational design, (work)processes and systems and initiateand implement changes and improvements;
  • People management and development: Attract, lead, coach, appraise and develop employees,ensure staffing and stimulate talent(management);
  • Knowledge and information management: Keep up with internal and external developments and ensure development, transfer and retention of knowledge and information;
  • Management information: Provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses;
  • Relations management: Build and maintain a network of in- and external stakeholders/partners and represent the organization;
  • Projects: Define, plan, manage and co-ordinate assigned (portfolio of) projects and ensure execution and delivery.

What do you bring?

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor in HSE&S or engineering or a related discipline;
  • 3-5 years work experience in a similar role within manufacturing preferably in chemical industry;
  • Fluent in the Dutch language. Any additional language beside English is a plus.


General skills:


  • Strong strategic and conceptual skills with ability to execute and follow through; 
  • Positive influencing: ability to convince others, gain agreement or acceptance of plans, activities and
  • ability to move others willingly towards a desired goal or course of action; 
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement of the processes, policies, standards; 
  • Able to work in an inclusive way in the HSE community to make sure the business experiences ‘one
  • voice’ and the teams collective objectives are met;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship, result oriented, negotiation,
  • problem solving, project management, business acumen;
  • Very good verbal and written English language skills;
  • Relevant experience in different multiple units, disciplines, locations and/or other companies;
  • Broad (people) management capabilities.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that

is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • A competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • Fixed Bonus 
  • Participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan; 
  • Travel expenses to and from work;
  • Opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.

More information and how to apply

We welcome your online application via https://www.akzonobel.com/en/careers. Only online applications
including resume and cover letter will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Nicolas Beslic,
Talent Acquisition Partner, send an email to

The recruitment process includes a selection of the best applications received through the system, interview
rounds and further steps. An online assessment might be part of the selection process.
An employment screening may be part of the selection process. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 26395