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Safety, Security & Compliance Leader



Milan, Italy
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Safety, Security & Compliance Leader

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitise and automate all road logistics processes. We are a growing team looking for a safety, security and compliance manager to help us on our journey to revolutionise road freight logistics. You would join our Legal Team, based out of the Milan office and will report to the head of the local legal team.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.

As a Safety, Security & Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive safety, security, and compliance programs, policies, and strategies. Your role will involve overseeing risk assessments, managing security protocols, ensuring regulatory compliance, and fostering a culture of safety and compliance.


  • Design, develop, and implement company-wide safety, security, and compliance programs.
  • Oversee and manage the process of ensuring all suppliers receive up-to-date safety documentation of our clients. This includes both the initial distribution of safety manuals, protocols, and guidelines as well as any subsequent updates or amendments throughout the duration of the contract
  • Manage communications with suppliers, ensuring all messages and inquiries related to safety compliance are promptly addressed. Address any deviations or non-compliances promptly, taking corrective actions where necessary.
  • Send out formal warnings to suppliers who fail to respect safety measures and protocols. Maintain a record of these warnings and any subsequent actions taken by suppliers in response.
  • Ensure the company adheres to all regulatory requirements, including the management of licenses, certificates, and insurance.
  • Recommend and implement improvements in processes, practices, and tools related to safety, security, and compliance.
  • Develop and maintain a database detailing suppliers' safety compliance records, training undertaken, feedback, incidents, non-compliances, and issued warnings.
  • Manage communications with the external RSPP and work in collaboration with the Office Manager to ensure internal health and safety requirements.
  • Foster a company culture that prioritizes safety, making sure every employee understands and practices safety measures.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Risk Management, Law, Business Administration, Compliance) or equivalent experience. Advanced degrees or certifications are a plus;
  • Proven experience in safety, security, or compliance management roles, preferably in a similar industry or organization.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and documentation skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with integrity and discretion.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • You speak and write Italian and English fluently
  • You have the ability to multitask and work independently with attention to detail and follow-through.

ABOUT sennder Italia

sennder Italia, based in the heart of Milan, is a joint venture company between sennder and Poste Italiane. Our company matches the digital and innovative focus on technologies and digitalization of sennder with the expertise and know-how of the largest distribution network in Italy, Poste Italiane.

We not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Read more about the sennder Italia joint venture here.

What You Can Expect

At sennder, we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site.

  • A fast-growing, start-up-oriented international team of 1000+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 8 country offices with English as our company language.
  • Continuous feedback and bi-annual review process for personal development, professional growth, and career opportunities. We also use “Objectives and Key Results” for company goals.
  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.
  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in-person (when allowed), through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.
  • Office first work policy (three days a week), that complies with local COVID-19 restrictions and policies. We also provide flex/hybrid remote working options.
  • When in the office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruits.

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us at We do not accept applications via email.