SHE manager

Job Description                                                                          

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 15,000 people globally.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards Diversity is part of our DNA. LDC strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.


Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.

Overall Purpose and Objective of Position

The role of the Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) Manager is to lead and maintain the safety, health, environmental, and security efforts, policies, and programs for the Ghent site. This position will be responsible for standardizing and enhancing the work process to stay abreast of regulatory standards and incorporate industry requirements, best practices & new ideas into our SHE policies.

Identifying what “needs to be done”, assessing the degree of urgency, prioritizing risk, and executing a plan of action are some of the required competencies.

The SHE Manager will play a key role in motivating, inspiring, and engaging others to excel and work towards common SHE goals. They will also connect with peers from other LDC platforms and stakeholders, i.e., the insurance team and process safety, and so on.



  • Be the primary point of contact for Security, Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) issues at assigned location. 
  • Assist location management in interpreting and complying with federal, local SHE regulations and ISPS-regulation.
  • Develop SHE programs for the company and then assist locations in interpreting and complying with those SHE programs. 
  • Review facility operations by leading and participating in 2nd party SHE audits and by consulting with site Managers, Safety Committees, and employees to identify unsafe working conditions and develop appropriate controls or alternatives.
  • Be the first point of contact should an incident occur at an assigned location.
  • Coordinate with location personnel to ensure incident investigations are completed, follow-up actions taken, and learning’s shared through SHE digital flows.
  • Ensure training for different business groups and personnel on SHE related issues is completed.
  • Monitor lost-time injuries/illnesses and Workers’ Comp claims.
  • Review site safety committee meeting minutes and safety issues.
  • Maintain Injury and Illness records.
  • Lead the PFSO-team and achieve the PFSO-certificate
  • Lead and control the SHE-CAPEX and OPEX
  • Facilitate the SHE-investments
  • Follow-up of insurance audits and corrective actions coming from the surveys
  • Implement, cultivate &  control the Process Safety standards
  • Regular GEMBA-walks to connect with all operational stakeholders

Meetings and Workgroups

  • Responsible for the weekly QSHE-meeting, in collaboration with the QA-manager
  • Participate in the monthly Regional SHE-meeting
  • Participate in the monthly Energy-meeting
  • Participate in the monthly Process Safety-meeting
  • Active in the monthly Management-Meeting
  • Active in the weekly Maintenance-Meeting
  • Active in the monthly Project-Meeting
  • Participating in the Wastewater Treatment-workgroup
  • Active in the monthly Budget-meeting



Education/Professional Certifications

The following are the basic qualifications:

  • 4-year degree; preferably in SHE, science, or engineering
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification
  • Knowledge of safety, health & environmental regulations

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in SHE, science, or engineering
  • PFSO (Port Facility Security Officer). If not, the certificate needs to be obtained within one year of service


The following are the basic qualifications:

  • Must have a least 5 years of management experience with direct supervision of employees in safety, health and environmental in any industry environment
  • Working in an international context, multicultural environment
  • Active in an open, no-blame and horizontal company culture and structure


  • Fluent in Dutch & English


Louis Dreyfus Company

Geeraard Van den Daelelaan Kaai 1010 A, 9000 Gent