HSE Officer





Hours per week

32 - 40


€3000 - €4300 gross per month

In your role you will support the company by translating the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) goals into concrete activities. You are responsible for the SHE policy within our BRZO production plant in Amersfoort. With your counterpart in Weesp, you make sure the SHE policy (Safety, Health and Environment) is alive amongst colleagues and you encourage safety work in their daily tasks. You report to the plant manager. And if it suits your profile or you have ambition, the quality system (ISO 9001:2015) is also part of your work in assisting the team. So, do you see yourself in this challenging job, then we are looking for you!


What you will be doing?

  • You manage the safety management system (VBS) in accordance with the requirements of the BRZO regulations and the environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard;
  • You are our contact person to government agencies and external auditors in the context of audits, permit applications and reports;
  • You carry out SHE checks, analyze performance and (near) incidents and report on these to line management and the Plant Manager;
  • You provide input for the SHE annual plan and various mandatory monthly and annual reports;
  • As coordinator you work within the plant on a number of major projects such as the RI&E (Risk Inventory & Evaluation); HAZOP, Explosion Safety (ATEX); 
  • You speak to management and employees about deviations from the standards and compliance with rules;
  • You provide information and education (safety toolboxes) to promote safety awareness within the plant and you come up with timely and well-founded proposals for the improvement of processes, procedures, systems and the expertise of employees;
  • You know what happens in the market and translate these developments to opportunities for Royal Smit & Zoon;
  • For the Amersfoort site you fulfil the role of prevention officer as referred to in the Working Conditions Act.


What we ask of you?

  • You have completed a higher professional education Safety Engineering HVK (Hogere Veiligheidskunde) degree in the field of chemistry, chemical technology, environmental sciences;
  • You have at least several years of relevant work experience at a chemical production plant and a BRZO location;
  • You are a strong team player, you work in a planned and structured manner and you are constantly focused on improvement;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably within a radius of up to 40 km from Amersfoort; 
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and preferably also in English.


What we offer you?
A 7th generation family-owned business
Family values, beliefs and ambitions represent the driving forces behind a culture of sustainability. The drivers of this family business are a long-term commitment, a minimum of hierarchy and the speed of implementation. Royal Smit & Zoon is flexibly seizing the opportunities of the changes taking place worldwide, meanwhile creating strong and sustainable value for their employees, stakeholders and for society.

You can contribute in creating a socially and environmentally more sustainable leather value chain.  The head office is located in Weesp (municipality of Amsterdam), which is easily accessible by public transport. Royal Smit & Zoon offers a professional working environment in which ambitions to grow and attention for colleagues are central. A thirteenth month, profit sharing, hybrid home working policy and discount on sports facilities are part of your job offer.


About Royal Smit & Zoon
Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading suppliers of chemicals for tanning, Wet-End and finishing phases, Royal Smit & Zoon produces sustainable chemical solutions for the leather industry and has, since the start in 1821, grown into a worldwide renowned player. This family owned business provides the leather sector with an ample range of products, all complying with the international regulations and specifications, to be effectively used in different end sectors such as footwear, leather goods, apparel, automotive, and furnishing. The company is fully committed to the promotion and improvement of the whole leather value chain in order to make it better, entirely sustainable, safe, and eco-friendly.

In 2021 King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands granted Smit & Zoon the Royal predicate for our efforts of seven generations of entrepreneurship, innovation and focus on sustainability in the leather value chain.

Royal Smit & Zoon is active in more than 70 countries around the world. In addition to our headquarters in Weesp, we have offices and factories in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), Germany, Italy, India and China. In the Netherlands we have about 150 colleagues, worldwide we work with almost 400 employees.

Our mission is to create a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain, together. In other words, to create value for customers and society through product and process innovations, and to make people more aware and familiar with sustainable solutions throughout the leather value chain. With this mission we help society as a whole, by offering leather not only as a sustainable basis for all kinds of beautiful products, but also by taking care of our planet and next generations to come.


Are you interested? Then apply via the button below and send your CV. For more information, contact Mark Letter (Talent Acquisition Manager) at [email protected].

Unsolicited introductions of candidates through recruitment agencies or third parties are not appreciated. Therefore, sent CVs and applications from candidates will be considered direct applications.

Within Royal Smit & Zoon, you will have the opportunity to take safety, health and environment to the next level. In this challenge you will get a lot of corporation and help of an enthusiastic team

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Our story

Our mission

Creating a socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain

Our mission is to create value for customers, shareholders, employees, and society by developing product and process innovations and raising awareness of the need for sustainable solutions in the entire leather value chain. With this mission we help society as a whole, by not only offering leather as a sustainable source for all kinds of products but also by taking care of our planet and of the next generations of people that will be living here.


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