Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (QESH) Advisor



CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client DSM Food Specialties BV we are searching for a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (QESH) Advisor.

  • ISO Quality Management Systems
  • Food safety
  • English and Dutch

The QESH Advisor, as member of the DBC QESH team, informs, advises, coaches, challenges and supports the DBC organisation on Safety, Health, Quality, Environment (QESH), in order to secure a healthy and incident-free working environment, today and tomorrow.
  • Be familiar with, implement and advocate QESH policies, strategy, targets and year goals of DFS, DBC and DSM;
  • Build, maintain and continually optimise the DBC QESH management system;
  • Support and Advise Operational Management (Center Directors, R&D Managers, Group Leads and Operational Experts) to establish safety objectives, plan programs to achieve those objectives and integrate safety into the culture of the organisation in a sustainable way;
  • Translate new and existing (inter)national Q and SHE legislation, (governmental, DSM and other), requirements and best practices into policies, procedures and best practices, and initiate implementation projects.
You will also support Operational Management in (strategic) continuous improvement on QESH topics by:
  • Analysing and communicating trends with respect to unwanted situations, near misses and behavioural observations on Q and SHE;
  • Contributing to and participating in training and coaching of (new) employees on current QESH standards and documents and applying QESH in their daily activities;
  • Contributing to, leading or challenging of SHE studies and Managements of Change for equipment, processes, activities and projects;
  • (Participating in) realisation and execution of the ‘Risk Inventory- and Evaluation’ (RI&E);
  • Acting in incident investigations: facilitate RCAs, determine the facts related to an incident based on employee participation, execution of site inspections and collection of other evidence;
  • Challenging proposed QESH approaches from a result-oriented, lean and agile perspective, to achieve the highest standards in QESH together with the maximum level of speed, efficiency and effectiveness.


Your profile:
  • Degree in Safety Engineering (MVK, HVK), 5 years experience in the industrial field, preferably in a food-based laboratory environment;
  • Experience with ISO-based quality management systems;
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Experience in food safety;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch (written and spoken);
  • Skilled in application of dedicated software and digital tools;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Flexible, result oriented mindset, can-do mentality.


Project for at least 9 months
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Company profile

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stake holders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.

DSM Biotechnology Center (DBC) is the biotech Research and Development engine for royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials. DBC offers state-of-the-art biotechnology to accelerate DSM’s capabilities for application in food and nutrition, feed, fuel, pharma, and bio-based materials.
DBC is located on the DSM site in Delft, along with the global head quarter of DSM Food Specialties. This site is also part of one of the largest biotechnology hubs in Europe (Biotech Campus Delft), which features a bio-processing pilot plant and many collaborative projects with the Technical University of Delft.
About 300 biotech talents from over 27 countries work for DBC, building up extensive expertise and developing leading technology in food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and bio-based chemicals.
DBC is a unique Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, with all relevant competences for the complete innovation cycle effectively concentrated at one location. The intensive collaboration between these competences allows for the discovery of new bio-based products, as well as the improvement of existing DSM ingredients, allowing DSM to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come.


Interested? Send us (CLS Services) a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form.
Location Delft
Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (QESH) Advisor

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