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Health and Safety Manager - FMCG- Food Manufacturing, GMG, Dubai, UAE

Health and Safety Manager - FMCG- Food Manufacturing, GMG, Dubai, UAE

Posted on: Dec.10.2022

Health and Safety Manager - FMCG- Food Manufacturing, GMG, Dubai, UAE

About GMG:

GMG is a global well-being company retailing, distributing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, food and health sectors. Its vision is to inspire people to win in ways that make the world better. Today, GMG’s investments span across four key verticals: GMG Sports, GMG Food, GMG Health, and GMG Consumer Goods. Under the ownership and management of the Baker family, it has become a leading global company, affiliated with the world’s most successful and respected brands in the well-being sector. Working across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, GMG has introduced more than 120 brands into its markets.

About the Role:

The role holder is responsible for providing strategic and dynamic leadership for Health and Safety in GMG Foods - Salt Factory/Seafood/Dry Food Warehouse/Poultry  (Food Manufacturing) and for leading the development and implementation of Health and Safety best practices across the business unit and its departments, ensuring the business units complies with all the current Health and Safety legislations. The role holder is also responsible for providing clear leadership for the development of a safe environment for colleagues and visitors to all GMG Food Division sites by working proactively with all colleagues, to establish and maintain a program of continual improvements in the management of Health and Safety within their areas of responsibility.


Develops Health and Safety strategies and internal policies
Develops, coordinates and supervises the implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Health and Safety program designed to prevent injury and damage to property
Determines applicability of administrative and regulatory requirements and other Health and Safety laws and implements applicable regulations and standards
Reviews legislative issues, compliance, new procedures, policies and strategies and ensures that these are developed and understood by all employees
Identifies and sets performance metrics and objectives for the Business Units, Departments and individuals themselves based on appropriate proactive and reactive measurement standard
Monitors and reviews the status of Health and Safety within the Business Unit, identifies areas of improvement and updates/develops policies and systems of work to address these
Ensures rigorous risk assessment and accident management systems are in place and participates in the risk assessment and accident management system development, as appropriate
Identifies employee training needs in relation to Health and Safety and develops management controls to ensure this training need is continually updated and addressed
Ensures training of employees through with in-house or external facilitators that have knowledge of the subject
Performs safety audits and inspects facilities, stores and safety equipment to identify and rectify potential hazards and to ensure safety regulation compliance
Leads the investigations of accidents, near-miss incidents and occupational injuries to determine causes, installs preventive measures and manages return-to-work activities
Manages employee safety programs to determine their adequacy including review of short and long term strategic safety planning and development
Liaises with the Senior Management team with regards to Health and Safety including liabilities, performance trends, risks and opportunities
Ensures that the Health and Safety standards are appropriately implemented within the areas of control and are sufficiently robust for anticipated demands across business unit
Advises employees and other stakeholders on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases

People Management:

Defines goals and key performance indicators for each member of the team and ensures effective implementation of the GMG’s performance management process.
Develops talent within the team by providing guidance and coaching to achieve the defined goals.
Drives a culture of feedback and coaching in the Department by providing feedback on an ongoing basis, identifying development needs and coaching the employees on the areas of improvement.

Job Requirement:

Minimum 4 years' experience in a Managerial Position
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, or related/equivalent field
Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred
NEBOSH International Diploma in OHS (Mandatory)
HACCP Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Manufacturing
ISO Lead Auditor Certification in Occupational Health and Safety Management


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