SHERQ Manager

Safety and Environmental Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa


Location:  Hammarsdale, Durban, South Africa

Language(s) Requirements: English

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

Employment Type: Full-Time


Reporting to the General Manager, a SHERQ Manager position based in Hammarsdale – Durban, has become available. Buckman is looking for a qualified, highly experienced and dynamic individual to manage and uphold the complete SHERQ function of the business. 



A Bachelor of Science/Diploma in Chemistry/Engineering and related qualifications in Health and Safety, Environmental is required.



Having extensive experience (5-10 years) in management role, in a chemical environment, Legislative and ISO systems knowledge pertaining to safety, health, environmental and quality, to ensure that the necessary competencies are in place to meet our customer intimacy approach, would be a distinct advantage.


Responsibilities include but not limited to managing and controlling the entire SHERQ function as follows:

  • Health and Safety, Environmental, Responsible Care and Quality Assurance Management Systems
  • Risk Management - Identification and management of all risks faced by the company
  • Product Stewardship and Field Safety
  • Compliance and Communication with all internal/external Legislation, Regulatory Compliance and Stakeholder (Public, Customers and Corporate) Requirements
  • SHERQ Support and Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Facilities Management (Security, Building, Landscaping and Clinic)
  • Leading, directing and managing the SHERQ Department Team
  • Participate in Global SHERQ initiatives.
  • Managing and implementing Continuous Improvements and Projects


A driver’s license, computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft packages, and understanding of business systems is a necessity. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills and be able to speak, read and write in English.


The successful candidate will have in-depth understanding of manufacturing SHERQ practices, a strategic decision-maker who has a positive, results-driven attitude, ability to handle pressure, a problem solver and a team player. The candidate must be able to communicate at all levels to ensure that the company understands and can align with customer and industry requirements. The successful candidate will have an innovative and forward-thinking outlook with cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity. An individual who is assertive, highly ethical and principle-driven with accountability and have the ability to hold others accountable.



Equity Statement

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals.


Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be short listed.   If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider yourself unsuccessful.