Operational Excellence Manager
Huntsman has a rare opportunity for an experienced people leader to drive the Operational Excellence strategy for our largest manufacturing site in Europe.
Reporting to the European Operations Director this is unique opportunity to establish a new department, focused on driving a cultural and organisational change in all areas of process control, (daily) operations process support and capex projects.
You will lead a team of approximately 30 professionals who are experts in their engineering field and/or area. Your main focus will be on the development of a robust improvement culture, whilst implementing processes and a way of working, which drive our site performance to a next level and achieve business objectives on one of our most profitable assets
Degree qualification in an engineering discipline with previous experience in a leadership role within the chemical sector.
Demonstratable track record in capturing and promoting continuous improvement opportunities at all levels within a complex site structure through the use of sustainable Lean / SixSigma methodologies.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to lead and engage a process operations team to work methodically and strategically to improve site performance
Excellent situational and strategic influencing skills to collaborate with, and challenge ideas, at multiple levels within a matrix organisation.
Proven leadership skills with the ability to implement change and coach a team of engineers to continue the development of our high performance working culture
Creative thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset to find innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges
Ambitious personality with the desire to further progress your career within an international organisation.
Additionally, as the Operational Excellence Manager, you will:
Be accountable for identifying opportunities to leverage process improvement across the site
Act as a key member of the Site Leadership team working in close collaboration with the Senior Operations Manager, the Maintenance Manager and the Capex Manager
Work in collaboration with our Global Excellence Team to design, develop and deliver improvement programs across our most technically challenging manufacturing site
Utilize excellent project management skills to ensure safe and timely delivery in line with site strategy
Bring knowledge and experience in Lean SixSigma tools and practices
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2020 revenues of approximately $6 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.