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Manufacturing & Energy leader – Production and Energy

Job ID 8650 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium;
Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
Manufacturing & Energy Leader-Production and Energy support production sites and GBU to create more value by optimizing resources and assets management

  • Plan, prepare, organize, staff and lead Manufacturing Excellence Diagnostics in production sites and train local teams on the 3 pillars of ME (Technical, Performance Management, Mindset & Behavior)
  • Coach site management teams in the definition of priorities among improvement projects.
  • Coach site and GBU ME Leaders in the organization of the Design and TIP Design phases of ME transformation so that priorities and objectives are clearly defined and a rigorous action plan is implemented
  • Propose & Support execution of projects within the businesses for the identification of improvement levers
  • Organize and lead meetings with shift teams to define critical KPIs on safety, production, energy and quality
  • Coach the implementation of performance boards (white or digital boards) at shift, daily and weekly levels
  • Coordinate with site and GBU organization of monthly Steering Committee to ensure a regular alignment on on-going impact of transformations
  • Implement appropriate tools for performance tracking, reporting and monitoring
  • Ensure sufficient focus on sustainability of improvements through providing training/ skill building of change leaders within business
  • Assist in installing multiple tools (e.g. VSM, online OEE tracking, action tracking, Problem Solving (incl. Lean, 6sigma, etc.) methods (incl. Lean, 6sigma, etc.) and expertise to support implementation
  • Organize sharing of best practices in Manufacturing area and disseminate knowledge
  • Organize the build-up of in-house expertise and knowledge in the Solvay Group

Education and Experience:
  • Master Degree in mechanical/chemical engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years in an industrial manufacturing environment, energy background is a plus

  • Strong technical skills
  • Impact and influence skills and strong experience in change management
  • Project Management skills
  • Full proficiency in English, knowledge of German is a plus

Additional Information
This position is based in Brussels and will report to M&E Energy Efficiency Manager
Travel up to 80%



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