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Regional QEHS Lead (Logistics) for UK/Benelux and Ireland

Are you a seasoned professional with a passion for driving excellence in Quality, Environment, Health, and Safety (QEHS)? Join DP World as a QEHS Lead and manage the charge in creating a culture of operational excellence and sustainability.

The Regional QEHS Lead (UK/IRL/Benelux) reports into the Regional QEHS Europe CL & Freight  Regional QEHS Leader (Logistics) and support team. The main purpose of the role is to cascade and execute DP World HSE (from Group HSE) and Quality standards and to ensure customer/region specific Quality and HSE requirements/regulations are implemented at the sites within their region. 


Job Purpose 
The Regional QEHS Lead  (Logistics) reports into the Regional QEHS Europe CL & Freight  QEHS director  (Logistics) and support regional QEHS team.  The main purpose of the role is to cascade and execute DP World HSE (from Group HSE) and Quality standards and to ensure customer/region specific Quality and HSE requirements/regulations are implemented at the sites within their region.

This role will promote the best-in-class safety culture as defined by the Regional QEHS Europe CL & Freight  Regional QEHS Director (Logistics) in line with the DP World GHSE strategy for safety and sustainability and the best-in-class Quality Management system that will ensure their sub-region's legal compliance/certification requirements are met. This role will also ensure execution of action in line with Global Site Assessment (GSA) criteria to enable performance in meeting/exceeding customer specific QEHS requirements in their region. The Regional QEHS lead will manage the sites in their area of responsibility to deliver the DP World standards and customer requirements for QEHS in a proactive manner across the region. In large regions, this position will lead sub teams to ensure compliance with all stakeholder requirements.


Key Accountabilities

  • Cascade and execute DP World HSE (from Group HSE) and Quality Strategic plans, policies and processes at their sites of responsibility through both compliance and GSA/process auditing.
  • Promote the DP World safe together programme and strive for best-in-class Safety operations and meet/ exceed customer Quality and EHS requirements at their sites of responsibility
  • Provide QEHS support and ensure execution to existing operations, as well as new launches in their area.
  • Establish and deploy QEHS standards at their sites of responsibility in partnership with QEHS shared services, including processes and controls that result in achieving the business Key Results in areas such as quality, safety, environmental, training, business continuity, reduction of costs from nonconformance, waste reduction, and on-time delivery. 
  • Develop, mentor and manage the site QEHS teams, including carrying out needed operations strategies, improving customer satisfaction and achieving business Key Results at their sites of responsibility.
  • Work proactively on problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and improved working relationship at their sites of responsibility.
  • Maintain and continually improve the Integrated Management System (IMS) for QEHS through the maintenance of certifications for applicable standards; ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, VDA, HACCP, IFS, SQAS, Eco Vadis at their sites of responsibility
  • Meet the company targets for Co2 reduction and climate neutrality through collection and analysis  of data and dissemination of company strategy at their sites of responsibility. 
  • QEHS support and training at their sites of responsibility during launches ensuring launch objectives are achieved.      
  • Ensure compliance with local, regional, and federal regulations in their area.



  • Accountable for leading an engaged team at site levels, providing direction and promoting collaboration while ensuring they are enabled to carry out the goals and objectives of the business 
  • Responsible for the management and leadership of an engaged team (specially function with sub team), promoting collaboration and ensuring that each is developed and evaluated against goals and objectives which are aligned, specific, measurable, attainable yet challenging, realistic and time bound.
  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviors in harmony with DP World’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 


Qualifications, Experience & Skills 


  • University Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s with equivalent job experience, preferably in a chemical, environmental, engineering, or QEHS discipline 
  • Experience in QEHS management within a Logistics Environment  
  • Proficient in English
  • Knowledgeable in QEHS standards (ISO, etc) including certification process 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively with all groups and levels within the organization.    
  • Good written communication


  • Lean or 6Sigma qualifications
  • Professional Safety Qualification or Safety NeBosh qualifications



  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ strong experience in a Logistics or Manufacturing Environment
  • Have experienced in leading teams within QEHS environment 
  • Are experienced in setting up management systems and integrating new sites.

Definite asset:

  • Experience in the logistics industry;
  • Experience in the automotive industry



  • Strong communication skills - You are an exceptional listener.  You communicate clearly.  You write exceptionally well and you speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone.  You are comfortable on the phone or to groups of people – at any level.  You are incredibly tactful when delivering the facts.    
  • Problem solving - You enjoy solving problems.  Getting to the root cause.  You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative, innovative solutions.  You do not get flustered easily.  If you do not know the answer, you will dig until you find it.
  • Detail oriented - You pay strong attention to the details as it is one of your core qualities.  As far as you are concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time.  You stay focussed and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch.  
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills; you can identify gaps in logic and underlying causes of issues; You think on your feet.  You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. 
  • Strong collaborator - You can work independently because you self-manage, with limited direction and guidance, but you also enjoy collaborating across dynamic and multi-cultural teams and are personable, helpful and incredibly organised 
  • Results oriented - You are proactive in handling competing priorities and meet your deadlines and commitments; you always demonstrate a “can do” positive attitude
  • Confidentiality - You consider and protect the confidentiality of company data at ALL times;
  • IT skills - You are highly proficient in the full Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio;
  • Flexibility to travel - You are ready to travel between 30 - 50% of the time across the region to our operations to perform audits on site;
  • Languages - You speak and write fluent English – additional languages are a bonus, in particular German, Polish or Hungarian

DP World offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally, stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About DP World
Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 103,000 employees spanning 75 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades. The DP World family comprises of syncreon, Imperial and P&O.  

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.


DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We believe that employees are happiest when they’re empowered to be their true, authentic selves. So, please come as you are. We can’t wait to meet you.

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