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Operations or Production Unit Manager - United States  

Solvay (company)

Posted on : 30 March 2017

Project Description

  • Manages and directs the operation of the Radel Unit at the  facility.  
  • Provide leadership to the Neat Resins Production Coordinator and Radel Production Specialist.  
  • Effectively manages these groups to achieve safe, environmentally sound and cost efficient plant operations while meeting production and quality requirements. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                                        
  • Adhere to all PSM and plant HSE standards, policies and procedures and maintain a safe and clean work environment. 
  • Direct and manage the overall Radel unit operation. 
  • Effectively utilize all the resources available including operators, facilitators, engineers, R&D, Plant Support Teams and external experts when required. 
  • Provide leadership in unit safety excellence, transformation improvement initiatives, quality improvement, people development and training to drive operational excellence. 
  • Create and promote an atmosphere focused on proactive and continuous quality improvement behavior to meet/exceed customer requirements and increase customer satisfaction. 
  • Participates as a member of the Leadership Team. 
  • Understand, manage and clearly communicate the operating budget and production plan to the Radel team. 
  • Support the business team in efforts to maintain and grow market share while reducing working capital 
  • Develop cost initiatives for the Radel department that aligns with the business goals. 
  • Manages the department to control fixed costs to budgeted levels. 
  • Ensures the safe operation of all personnel in the department.  Champions the use of the plant’s Tenets of Operations and company's Life Saving Rules. 
  • Develop and implement personal and professional development plans for self as well as direct reports 
  • Participate as the  Radel representative on various Alpharetta Business teams as needed. 
  • Develops capability to act as Site Manager Relief as needed and directed by the Site Manager. 
  • Maintain effective labor relations with the Union.

BS in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline 

Required Experience:  
  • 10+ years working in an industrial facility, preferably a chemical plant. 
  •  A minimum of 3 years and preferably 5 years of management experience is required. 

  •  Experience working in an industrial facility with Process Safety Management responsibilities.  
  • Experience with Polymer manufacturing. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Collaboration with multiple levels of the organization.  
  • Excellent time management capabilities. 
  • Exemplary computer skills, with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive. 
  • Ability to drive transformational  organizational culture change; Embraces and teaches company culture 
  • Responds well to high-pressure situations 
  • Proven ability to analyze situations and data to make sound decisions 
  • Detail oriented and self-starter 
  • A desire to work in the field, alongside operators, in a chemical manufacturing environment;
  •  Comfortable working in an industrial environment and the hazards that accompany it, including exposure to all weather elements 
  • Comfortable presenting to a group: whether training front-line employees or presenting a safety plan to a potential customer