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EHS Coordinator

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Hilversum, NL, 1221 JT

Company: IFF Family of Companies



International Flavors and Fragrances (I.F.F.) a leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we're committed to being an indispensable partner to our global customer base.


What we do: 


We offer differentiated ingredient solutions for customers of all sizes, spanning large multinationals to start-up and private-label brands.
When it comes to providing tailored solutions, we can combine the deep resources of a large company with the nimbleness and careful attention of a small one.

We use our industry-leading research and development capabilities to drive best-in-class innovation to serve the following end markets:


  • Food and Beverage  
  • Home and Personal Care
  • Health and Wellness


We recently exponentially expanded our capabilities in fast-growing categories such as food protection, inclusions, cosmetic actives and health ingredients. 
Our portfolio is vast, and we are proud of how we have built our organization over the years to be able to respond to the changing needs of today’s consumers and our customers.

At the heart of what we do is how we do it. We combine science and creativity to develop some of the most groundbreaking products in our industry  – it’s our purpose and the reason we love doing what we do!

Do you want to work for a world leader within their industry? Do you have what it takes to push EHS standards to a higher level? 

Then we are looking for you!


In IFF Hilversum we are recruiting for an experienced Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator 


Your responsibilties as EHS Coordinator:



  • Ensure that all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) related permits, required by law, are acquired and kept up to date, in order to contribute to the ongoing operation of IFF.
  • Introduce, maintain and promote EHS programs in accordance with Legal & company policies and regulations. These include, amongst others, time & manpower registration, training, monitoring and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Ensure that all operational, environmental and safety systems and installations continuously meet governmental, IFF and insurance requirements and that clear and effective emergency plans are in place in such a way that risks for people and IFF are minimized.
  • Responsible for the ER (BHV) organization and training.
  • Provide training and support to all departments based on the annual EHS training program to implement the applicable IFF global regulatory policies.
  • Perform risk assessments per department (RI&E’S) in close cooperation with a certified Occupational Health consultant.
  • Investigate incidents and accidents and advise relevant parties on potential improvements in order to reduce risks.
  • Continuously keep abreast of developments relating to environmental and safety affairs act as center of expertise in these areas for the Hilversum affiliate and advise parties involved on all matters relating to EHS and their consequences for the organization.
  • Provide support and expertise on EHS affairs for capital investments projects.
  • Develop and maintain auditing and reporting programs for the Hilversum affiliates adherence to the IFF EHS standards and requirements.
  • Key player in the Hilversum Green team
  • Be(come) the center of expertise in the EHS areas and contribute to EHS related project in IFF.



Skills and competencies required:


  • At least associate degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Background knowledge in chemistry and laboratory work.
  • Knowledge of Dutch EHS legislation requirements.
  • Experience in business related EHS processes, health & safety programs and environmental programs
  • Qualified Emergency Response (BHV certified), or willingness to become certified.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as being highly organized.
  • Proficient in reading, understanding and interpreting work-related standards, publication and Dutch legislations
  • Proven relevant related work experience and knowledge of dangerous goods/chemicals
  • Willingness to join or take lead in company EHS related programs.
  • Self-starter - likes to work autonomously.
  • Skilled verbal and written communication in Dutch and English
  • Proficiency in using MS Office