Manager Health & Safety (M/F)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Workplaces is responsible for the active management of the Global Real Estate Portfolio including leases and transactions of all the properties, all design, construction, and facilities maintenance for offices, showrooms and DC’s for adidas. This supports the successful implementation of “Own the Game” by supporting revenue growth, portfolio optimization and creating great workplaces to attract and retain top talent across the globe. To ensure a successful and sustainable Portfolio, Workplaces collaborates within an extensive network of internal / external stakeholders and industry experts to provide value added service.

The Manager Health & Safety will be responsible to manage and enforce company safety policies and ensure compliance with all applicable global, regional and local regulations. The incumbent will develop and implement health and safety initiatives and protocols in accordance with adidas values, to analyse, evaluate, present and manage safety risk and provide confidence to all interested parties that adidas are responsible and effectively protecting brand value. A successful incumbent demonstrates the ability to build the trust and confidence to inspire change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement written health and safety programs in the workplace ensuring safe working conditions for all employees and compliance to global company policies and all laws and regulations.
  • Implement the health and safety risk strategies incorporating: Safety Standards, Policies, Environmental, Ergonomics, People Risk, Governance, Crisis Management, Event Risk, Incident Investigation & Management, Risk Assessment and Covid Measures.
  • Conduct risk assessments on the workplace organization, employee behaviours, and standard operating procedures to minimize and mitigate risks.
  • Accountable for ensuring appropriate H&S controls are determined and a harmonised implementation approach adopted with key stakeholders, other technical teams and internal business units, to deliver appropriate safety services and measures.
  • Act as representative for global H&S programs and initiatives as well as towards federal, state and regional health and safety agencies.
  • Maintain all records and documentation in compliance with local and ISO standards
  • Captures, analyses, and reacts to safety metrics and reviews weekly and monthly incident trends to discover patterns on areas where the safety risk is highest.
  • Develop incident investigation/near-miss process and train business functions staff on the procedure. Support business functions with root cause analysis and review corrective actions to ensure proper mitigation plans are being implemented.
  • Establishing effective downward und upward communication related to H&S
  • Ensure adidas’ responsibility and obligations with regard to occupational health and safety for the locations, in accordance with applicable laws and guidelines.
  • Support all required training materials (i.e., new hire, annual training, toolbox talks, etc.) related to health and safety. Collaborates with business functions and Training departments to ensure all employees receive the necessary training.
  • Identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders and build a broader network map, incorporating relevant departments within Workplaces and adidas in order to deliver and embed a positive health and safety culture.
  • Inform business functions of new and developing health and safety regulations.
  • Support business functions with performing root cause analysis and corrective actions as a result of injury and near misses. Train business functions supervisors to conduct thorough investigations.
  • Advising and supporting adidas employees on aspects of health and safety based on the local regulations.
  • Ensures vendors, contractors and third-party employees are compliant to Company H&S standards.
  • Lead the emergency reponse plan and ensure team participates in evacuation drills
  • Introduce and ensure a leadership culture based on adidas principles within the entire department and across all hierarchical levels.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned to support health and safety for the organization.


Key Relationships:

  • Management & Other Departments
  • Global Workplace Management Teams
  • Human Resources
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • External vendors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to think outside the box to ensure continuous, strategic and conceptual improvement
  • Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to all stakeholders
  • Business mind-set: strong numerical and analytical skills, experience in finance
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead local regulatory compliance
  • Focus on service and customer satisfaction, people management/leadership culture
  • Ability to travel 25% of time (depends on the region)


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Manager Health & Safety (M/F)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Porto
TEAM:  Facilities & Services
State:  13
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  354231
Date:  Aug 27, 2021