EHS Manager

Location Tokyo
Job type Permanent
Salary 10,000,000 - 15,000,000 JPY
Reference 32735

【Company Overview】

This company is a world leading manufacturer of chemicals used in food flavoring and fragrances. This is a top tier company that dominates its industry and as a foreign company is very well established in southeast Asia.


This position is with the world leading manufacturer of fragrances and flavors. 


  • Acting as EHS single point of contact for the Supply Chain Head, monitoring & reporting EHS performance, training & setting best practices with all sites.

  • Providing technical, engineering & legal input to any adverse audit/and or inspection findings.

  • Leading EHS input to new capital projects & new product introductions.

  • Coaching site EHS leads, EHS teams & site leadership team on how to improve EHS performance through effective management system implementation.

  • Collaborating with Shared Services / Functions (i.e., Quality, Eng, GPS, HR, IT, Procurement, and 3rd Party businesses, et al) to ensure EHS is integrated into the business strategy, risk mapping process & business continuity plans.

  • Supporting sites in preparation for EHS audits conducted by corporate functions, regulatory enforcement authorities or EHS management system accreditation/certification bodies.

  • Facilitating effective collaboration among EHS professionals to ensure good practice sharing & staff development in the control of risks.

  • Ensuring appropriate numbers of qualified and competent EHS staff are available at each site to address EHS compliance, hazards, and risks.

  • Implementing a culture of "total disclosure" regarding EHS regulatory compliance, audit results, and incidents to ensure that all of GTI benefits from the findings from these events.

  • Ensuring an integrated, comprehensive approach is taken with environmental management to reduce contributions to GTI's overall environmental impact.


  • Technical Bachelor's degree (Preferably in the chemical sector)

  • Experience designing, developing and/or implementing ISO or OHSAS management systems

  • Proven knowledge & delivery in compliance. This will cover regulatory fields, Engineering, process, machinery & containment safety, hazardous area protection concepts & interaction with regulators/auditors.

  • Project / program management & influencing across multiple sites.

  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness

  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment

  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking

  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information