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Health and Safety Coordinator

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Rijswijk
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Rijswijk
  • Hybrid

Are you up for the challenge of standardizing health and safety practices across regions, ensuring consistency and effectiveness in every aspect of our international operations?

The role
We are seeking a forward-thinking Health and Safety Coordinator to join our team at our Central Office. This role is not your standard health and safety coordinator position; it's an opportunity to lead and shape the improvement of our health and safety systems from the ground up.

In this role, you will be tasked with reviewing and overhauling our entire management system, encompassing all documentation and standards, with a primary focus on standardizing processes across regions. Working closely with regional teams, you will ensure alignment and consistency in health and safety practices. Your responsibilities will also include identifying and implementing better software solutions to enhance our health and safety management system and support during audits.

Furthermore, you will develop and implement a comprehensive plan aimed at reducing accidents and incidents within our organization. Utilizing principles from the SHEQ management system, based on ISO 9001, ISO 45001 you will drive continuous improvement in health and safety practices.

Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in workplace safety, leveraging your field experience to drive meaningful change?

Additionally, you will actively participate in the field to gain insights into operational challenges and ensure the effective implementation of health and safety initiatives. Collaboration with experienced professionals within the organization will be essential to leverage best practices and ensure the successful execution of health and safety programs.

Lastly, you will be responsible for establishing new reporting procedures for accidents and incidents, conducting thorough investigations and analysis to prevent future occurrences.

If you're ready to lead from the frontlines, driving meaningful change and ensuring the safety of our organization, we want you on board!

Great Place to Work

  • Diverse international environment

  • Career development opportunities

  • Circularity and sustainability

  • Social responsibility

  • Innovation and Technology

  • Continuous improvement

  • A pleasant workplace

  • Meaningful work

Skills & Requirements


You have great adaptability and can navigate in dynamic international environments and embraces change management initiatives with ease. Integrity is paramount, as we require someone who upholds the highest ethical standards in all endeavors. Additionally, tenacity, combined with analytical ability and the capacity to withstand stress, is something you possess, along with being a self-starter and a genuine team player who thrives in collaborative settings.


  • You have a minimum of 3 years of working experience in a comparable role.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in safety science (For instance Integrale Veiligheidskunde (I.V.K.)).
  • You have a valid driving license.
  • You have a keen interest and expertise in SHEQ Management Systems (ISO45001, ISO9001, etc.).
  • You have proficiency in English, spoken and written. An additional language is beneficial.
  • You are willing to travel internationally up to 15% of your time.

Our offer
The position of Health and Safety Coordinator at Euro Pool System offers you a lot of freedom and room for your own input. In addition to these elements, we also offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • The option for a 32-hour workweek.
  • 25 vacation days per year (based on fulltime employment).
  • Working on circular solutions within an enthusiastic and ambitious team.
  • Good pension scheme.
  • To be part of a team dedicated to promoting sustainability and circularity, ensuring operations align with ecological principles and long-term viability.

About the company

Euro Pool Group (EPG) consists of two divisions: Euro Pool System (EPS) and La Palette Rouge (LPR), each with their own expertise in the field of pooling packaging solutions. Together, we are the largest logistics service provider of reusable standard packaging in Europe.

By sharing the benefits of our reusable packaging solutions with our customers and stakeholders, we contribute to the transition towards a circular economy. Our essential role in the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain makes it a familiar sight in supermarkets and various retail outlets in Europe. With a strong focus on sustainability and IT developments, Euro Pool Group's circular supply chain solutions play a pivotal role in reducing environmental impact and creating a greener future for the industry.

Euro Pool System has approximately 800 employees and 71 service centers in 18 countries, we serve customers in 27 countries with supply chain solutions, handling c. 1.3 billion crate movements per year. Our annual net turnover in Europe is approximately €500 million. Visit our website www.europoolsystem.com for more information.

Together, we can shape a circular supply chain for a better future!

Euro Pool Group takes full responsibility for our actions and decisions. As part of our selection process, a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required upon acceptance of the job offer (costs will be reimbursed).

Let's shape a sustainable future together. Apply now!

We invite both internal and external applicants for this position, with internal candidates being given priority in case of equal suitability.

-We are founded in 1992.

-We introduced our iconic green reusable plastic crates (RPCs) in the 90's, which became a staple in the transportation and storage of fresh produce across Europe.

-In the mid-2000s, we implemented RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology to track and trace our RPCs more efficiently.

-In 2021 we started using the first recycled folding trays.

-We’ve got over 70 service centres all over Europe – you can find us in most countries. So, wherever you are in Europe, our efficient network has got you covered.

-Through new technologies and knowledge, we were able to lower our washing temperature in 2022 which resulted in significant reduction of between 47% and 52% in our gas consumption.

-In 2017 we agreed that we want to reduce our carbon footprint by 20% by 2025 by implementing several improvement projects.

Viktor Verloop | Contact Person

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