Lawter, a leading supplier to the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries is looking for the right individuals to join its Innovation team to: pioneer new technologies, research and develop new products, convert business development opportunities into new products and prototype innovations to drive long term business growth. The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged bio-renewable pine chemicals availability and usage in new markets that are seeking bio-based and circular solutions and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.


For its headquarters in Kallo Belgium, Lawter is looking for a 




Lawter has an exciting opportunity for a Global Process Safety Manager within the global HSE department. You will be responsible for providing process safety and asset integrity leadership across the manufacturing facilities at Lawter globally.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Process Safety & Asset Integrity strategies across Lawter’s manufacturing facilities to improve operational reliability, safety and asset protection.
  • Implement required assurance programs to ensure that all risks associated with the design and operations of the assets are identified and risk assessments are effectively executed to eliminate or block hazards.


Essential duties:

  • Develop and implement process safety and asset integrity corporate policies, procedures and best practices in conjunction with different departments (Site Managers , EHS, Global Projects& Engineering Departments)
  • Provide expert advice to the manufacturing sites and lead as needed with Risk Management, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) analyses, process safety studies and process hazard analyses (Hazop/PHA).
  • Monitor and report status of Hazop/PHA, MOC, compliance and internal & external audit execution and the corrective action plans.
  • Ensure sufficient PSM training (HAZOP, PHA, RCA, LOPA) processes and toolkits are available and implemented throughout the corporation.
  • Lead / Participate in Process Safety incident investigations/root cause analyses and in conjunction with site management teams, track progress of corrective actions plans.
  • Participate in select Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs) prior to startup of new or modified processes or equipment or after extended shutdown of equipment.
  • Analyze process safety data, report data trends and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Lead and participate in process safety compliance audits and self-assessments.
  • Support plants and provide expert advice for local process safety requirements and when interface is required with local regulatory agencies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline required.
  • Minimum of 10 years plant experience with a broad technical understanding of plant operations and process safety management. 


Skills and Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of process safety management, asset integrity, regulatory compliance and HSE standards and work practices.
  • Relationship building abilities both with internal stakeholders as with external regulatory community.
  • Proven ability to lead multicultural teams, influence operations, and build consensus opinions.
  • Strong leadership/change management skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to work with remote teams in a matrix organization.
  • Travel to plants/sites within US, SA, Europe, China and New Zealand. Travel could be up to 50%.


What we offer:

You will be given the opportunity to shape the global process safety management function in a growing multinational chemical production company.

A job with significant impact towards the future of the organization and which directly impacts business results.

You will be working in a R&D/Technology driven company specialized in green chemistry.

Promotion opportunity towards a global HSE leadership role.

A competitive salary package including extra benefits.


Interested ?

If interested, please e-mail your application to Caroline Dobbelaere, HR Manager (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.).


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