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Manufacturing Manager

Job ID GBU008254 Deer Park, Texas, United States;
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Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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. Solvay Peroxides is the global leader in hydrogen peroxide, both in market share and technology. Hydrogen peroxide is mainly used by the paper industry to bleach pulp. Its properties are also of interest to many applications such as chemicals, food, textiles and the environment.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

The Role: Manufacturing Manager


As member of the site senior leadership team, the main mission of this position is to business requirements for production and shipment are met safely & on time, with best cost and quality, sustainably, in accordance with QHSE standards, regulations, and customer requirements, while focusing on people development and driving an excellence culture.

  • Provide leadership and ownership in driving continuous improvement in Health, Safety and Environment, and instilling SAFETY as a VALUE
  • Adhere and ensure compliance to all Solvay Life Saving Rules, plant HSE standards, policies and procedures, and maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Provide leadership and act as a change agent for transformation improvement initiatives, quality improvement, and people development to drive operational excellence
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on site, including HSE, Maintenance, Laboratory, and Admin, and with colleagues at other sites / entities, demonstrating commitment to achieve group objectives and acting as a Solvay global citizen
  • Effectively utilize all the resources available including operators, engineers, supervisors, Industrial support team and external experts to achieve site objectives
  • Lead employee engagement in a dynamic site
  • Direct reports include process engineers, manufacturing superintendent, finished goods superintendent, and site quality coordinator. Direct report ~6, indirect ~32
  • Production operations of multiple production units, fixed cost ~$15M, variable cost ~$19M, supporting EBITDA of roughly $15M, annual CAPEX ~$2.0M
  • Will gradually receive training in Solvay’s Peroxygens technology
  • Occasional (<10%) travel required: training (domestically & abroad), customer support, technology & best practice sharing, business meetings

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a four year accredited college or university (for calculation and design of equipment, mass & energy balances)
  • Chemical background for understanding of process chemistry
  • 8 years experience in process engineering & production management required
  • Strong background in plant management areas of safety (including process risk analysis), production, maintenance, engineering, and environmental compliance
  • Six Sigma / LEAN / Excellence manufacturing principles and technical problem solving techniques are helpful
  • Developing & engaging talent

Skills

  • Ability to drive transformational organizational culture change; Embraces and teaches company culture
  • Technical problem solving ability and experience with Six Sigma / Lean / Manufacturing Excellence methodologies
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels and to work with peers in a variety of functions (Finance, Purchasing, Maintenance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Customer Service etc.) with minimal supervision
  • Self-starter with the ability to direct and prioritize the work of multiple technical and non-technical team members while being an individual contributor
  • Ability to define business case justifications with the expected results 
  • Comfortable and effective presenting to a group: whether training frontline employees or to senior management
  • Change Leadership
  • Good judgment and decisiveness
  • Exemplary computer skills to work effectively with relevant computer software such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SAP, Google platforms 
  • Must be able to move freely about the plant, ascend stairs and ladders as needed, sometimes in inclement weather
  • Flexibility to work outside normal working hours as required

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