Reference Code:  67574

Group Fire Protection Manager


Bellevue, GE, CH


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.



As the Group Fire Protection Manager you will manage (with the support of the Group Head of HSE) and lead the Group’s strategy for:

  • Fire & life safety
  • Insurance compliance – related to fire controls
  • Compliance against Group fire risk control

In addition to the above, the position will also support the Group Head of HSE with other tasks as directed and act as a deputy in time of their absence.



All Richemont Operations Globally, including:

  • Health, Safety & Environment (HSE).
  • All Richemont entities, staff, and operations.


Key Responsibilities


Fire & life safety strategy

  • Own and lead the Group’s fire strategy to ensure life safety arrangements are clear, communicated and implemented throughout the Group.
  • Liaise with insurance risk surveyors, risk assessors and brokers to ensure suitable and sufficient fire controls in line with both parties’ risk appetite.
  • Deliver advice and support to entities (i.e. HSE Representatives, Store Planning & Design, Real Estate, etc.) in their fire safety strategy.
  • Ensure that relevant minimum standards, guidelines, and other documents are provided, accurate and available for users.
  • Ensure subsequent training is provided to all involved.
  • Evaluate innovative fire safety solutions, technology and support early adoption of fire safety ideas.
  • Work towards an engagement strategy and improving transparency of fire safety for entities.
  • Identify and assess the fire safety level of existing buildings on request.
  • Identify fire scenarios and take them into consideration for fire protection planning.
  • Advise on fire concepts for key construction projects from initial authorization, building work follow up, work reception to final declaration of conformity.
  • Advise on fire concepts for hazardous material storage locations and ATEX environments.
  • Advise on fire concept for key events.
  • Follow up on post-fire decontamination where necessary.
  • Support fire protection site assessments and surveys.


HSE Management

  • Support the Group Head of HSE with strategy, projects, operations, and tactics as directed.
  • Manage HSE service partners and consultants to deliver HSE services/projects as necessary and directed.
  • Deputize for the Group Head of HSE in times of absence or when necessary.


Desired Qualifications & Experience:


  • Fire engineering degree / Fire Expert qualification level / Insurance Risk Surveyor specialised in Fire
  • 5/10 years management experience in a related subject to this role
  • Degree in a related HSE subject is a plus
  • Certification as Swiss Fire Safety Officer (AEAI/VKF) and knowledge of other fire protection legislation, in particular French and English, would be a plus
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical safety would be a plus
  • Knowledge of Swiss HSE legislation, knowledge of other European HSE legislation would be a plus
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to provide reports and presentations and use standard Microsoft applications
  • Fluent in English and French is mandatory, additional languages are an asset
  • This role requires to travel (around 20% of your time- mainly Europe)