QESH Officer

Date: 15 Jul 2024

Location: Lelystad, NL

Company: GXO Logistics

Logistics at full potential

GXO is committed to 'Quality, Environment, Safety and Health' or QESH. To further strengthen the team and properly support the expansions within GXO, we are looking for a full-time QESH Officer for our fashion warehouse in Lelystad.  If you are passionate about the safety of others, ensuring they all get to go home at the end of the day, then we want to speak with you!


As a QESH Officer you will be developing, secure and continuously improve QESH management systems within the assigned organization with a primary focus on Safety and Health regulations and the required certification (eg ISO 9001, ISO 13485, etc).


To be successful, you know how to powerfully convey your professional knowledge and you can emphasise the importance of safety, risk and quality, in a convincing and natural way. 


 What you do on a typical day

  • Provide pro-active, accurate and useful QESH advice and support to operational management/ staff, including advising on regulations, compliance as well as environmental issues. This will either be by direct support or use of available expertise within the assigned area
  • Provide pro-active support and guidance to operational teams, management and customers on QESH performance and provide root cause analysis to aid relevant coaching and feedback
  • Drive the positive intervention reporting initiative and encourage near miss reporting
  • Assist and support the QESH Manager in the preparation of internal and external reports and assigned projects
  • Engage staff and contractors on QESH performance on a day-to-day basis and support the delivery of objectives and targets
  • Undertake audits of contract depots and staff on site, including out of hours if required
  • Assist and support with audits by internal and external bodies/ parties for example ISO audits, etc.
  • Assist and support operational management to promote QESH at briefings and internal and external meetings and share best practices
  • Assist operational personnel with incident investigation; provide advice, support and guidance on legal framework. Ensure that learning points are fed into QESH directorate for continued improvement of policy, standards etc.
  • Undertake evaluations of existing and potential subcontractors, including annual auditing of subcontractor’s management systems
  • Support local managers on the contact with QESH regulators (e.g., HSE, Local Authority, Environment Agency etc.) accompanying them on inspections, audits and responding to complaints and queries
  • Provide feedback on identified QESH risks and give advice regarding possible solutions and remedial actions
  • Work within and promote the philosophy of safe team working and development across all company activities to achieve business objectives and continuously improve performance
  • Promote and engender and operate in a culture of zero tolerance of accidents and self-inflicted incidents
  • Consciously dealing with the reduction of environmental impact in terms of waste, energy, water and fuel consumption


What you need to succeed at GXO  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (preferably technical) with accompanying high level analytical skills
  • Experience in ISO 9001, ISO14001, where needed ISO13485, etc. depending on site need. Proven by relevant training
  • Relevant experience in the field of Health & Safety with basic Dangerous Goods knowledge
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a complex and multidimensional organization Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in Dutch and English. Spanish would be an added advantage


What we offer you

  • A salary appropriate to your knowledge and experience, bonus, smartphone, and laptop
  • The opportunity to develop yourself, both through learning on the job and by attending courses/training
  • A strong team of QESH professionals who are always open to sparring, helping you were necessary and making the work more fun


Unlock the potential of your future!


Your work environment

Working at GXO Logistics means working in a dynamic and international organization. A fascinating environment with plenty of room for personal input and development. Employees at GXO Logistics are in charge of their own success. Whatever your position at GXO Logistics, you will face new challenges every day, which will enable you to develop optimally. We support you in your development, so that you can contribute to the entrepreneurship of our organisation.


GXO Logistics offers advanced supply chain solutions for the world's most successful companies in many industries, like e-commerce, food & retail and industrial multinationals. In the BeNe region (The Netherlands and Belgium) GXO BeNe operates from +30 different locations with its headquarters in Eindhoven (NL).


Want to know more about GXO Logistics?

Watch the video below or visit our website www.gxo.com


In short, this is the next place you want to work!

For more information, please contact Sharon Bird, Corporate Recruiter, she can be reached via email to Sharon.bird1@gxo.com



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GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work. GXO is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate, support and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We believe that diversity and inclusion in our business is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation and Disability Confident Leader as part of the Disability Confident Scheme (GIS) and actively welcome applications from people with disabilities.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.