Director, Global HSES

Date: Aug 18, 2022

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256 Almere, NL, 1322 CE

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Global Engineering team.


The Global HSE&S Manager leads and drives global performance of Kraton’s Health, Safety, Environmental and security (HSES) Excellence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop vision and strategy for continuous improvement of HSES performance across the company, with the ultimate goal of achieving Zero Harm to our workforce, facilities and communities in which we operate.
  • Develop and Implement performance indicators to monitor, and continuously improve our HSES Management Systems, aligned with ISO 14001 & Responsible Care.
  • Provide advice, interpretation and training to site HSES managers to achieve results. 
  • Develop and maintain an HSES management system with associated minimum required standards
  • Execute a plan to continually reduce the overall risk profile of the company
  • Effective implementation of the Security programs
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations (National/Regional/Site) including environmental and transportation. 
  • Corrective Action Plan Monitoring – including quality control of actions implemented. 
  • Lead Corporate Crisis Team as required and maintain program health.

Required Skills

  • 10+ years of experience is required for this role. With 3+ in an HSES managerial role that oversees the full scope of HSES (process safety, personal safety, environmental, and security).
  • Sr. leadership experience with ability to clearly elucidate objectives and progress to the top leadership of the company.
  • Multifunctional work experience desired (Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, ) providing strong abilities to lead multinational, and multifunctional teams.
  • Excellent interaction and negotiation skills required as the job will interface w/ leadership levels from the top levels of the company through technical and operating staff. 
  • This level of competency is generally achieved with 20 or more years of experience and multiple technical and managerial assignments.


Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or BS Chemistry or BS in safety science/management
  • Additional certifications in safety or environment are a plus but not required   


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville