Douglas is one of New Zealand's greatest pharmaceutical success stories with an ever-expanding footprint into global markets. We're working to develop, trial, manufacture, test, pack and distribute the very best medicines, nutraceuticals and products to over 40 countries.

At Douglas there are around 800 of us - including top scientists, researchers, manufacturers, regulators and engineers, and together we're on a mission to make high quality, effective, accessible and sustainable products for people who need it. We're here to do our life's best work.

We're helping people with conditions like depression, schizophrenia, breast cancer, heart failure, dermatology conditions, as well as people who need antibiotics and medicines to support their immune system.

Are you ready to be part of it?

The role

We are looking for a Senior Health & Safety Specialist, to be our person, our expert, in all things health & safety. Reporting to our Group General Manager - People & Culture, you will proactively develop, manage, co-ordinate and facilitate Douglas health and safety policies, systems and audit requirements at a group level.

Don't be fooled though, this is so much more than a policy, "tick the box" type role. Our Senior Specialist is integral in safeguarding our people, organisation and reputation. You will ensure focus is maintained on health and safety issues, monitor compliance and assist our leaders to develop and sustain a safe and healthy work place.

Our site is a GMP site, which makes this job so much more complex and interesting by overlaying GMP requirements over current H&S legislation.

You will also lead emergency management, H&S training, PPE Compliance and Employee Health, Wellness and Rehabilitation programmes.

This is such a rewarding role to really sink your teeth into a broad and diverse organisation where no two days are the same!!!

You will be/have

A strong passion in all things HEALTH & SAFETY - you will know H&S legislation back to front. You will know where to go to get the answers. You will have an external network so you know what is happening industry wide. You have knowledge and experience to back up your decisions, advice and opinions. Our people will see you as the expert.

A COLLABORATOR - working across the business, building relationships, regularly collaborating to make sure our people are educated, safe and compliant so they can be their best.

A CRITICAL THINKER - you will problem solve, you will interpret information, you will report your findings and wins, you will be able to deal with complex information and present it in an articulate way to engage and inform your audience.

A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT mindset - you can see where we can do better, you can see how we can do better, you can implement change for us to do better.

TECHNICALLY strong - familiar and comfortable with all things systems - we use a number of different systems and databases so being comfortable working in that space is essential.

A RELATIONSHIP BUILDER - you can build and maintain relationships and communicate at all levels of the business with confidence - from Operational to Board, from Support to Technical - you have us all on your radar.

We are an essential service business, we might need you anytime, also you might need some time too, which is why we run a flexible working ship. You will have a number of years experience, be suitably qualified and affiliated with all the organisations you should be in this role.

What we offer

An opportunity to have real influence and impact across our business.

Be a part of an exciting growth journey in an organisation that truly values their people.

Belong to a great team that looks for meaning and impact in all we do.

Learn on the job and through professional development opportunities.

Life and income protection insurance.

Discounted products from our Clinicians, Avene, BraveFace, Bio Oil, Nexcare ranges, just to name a few.

Access to our Douglas Learning Academy where we're building curious learners.

Next steps

If you're invited to complete a video interview as the next stage of your application, we'd love you to embrace it. Relax, be yourself and don't worry, we all feel a bit awkward in front of the camera.

If you are keen to be part of a true kiwi success story, apply today at or