Senior Manufacturing Manager

Functie Senior Manufacturing Manager
Regio Zuid-Holland
Plaats Rotterdam
Functie groep Productie / Fabricage
Branche Chemie
Datum van plaatsing 05-03-2013
Contactpersoon Michiel van Beek
Bedrijf Emerald Kalama Chemical


Emerald Kalama Chemical is a divison of Emerald Performance Materials LCC. Emerald produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemical products for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Emerald has four business units, eight operations and approximately 700 employees. European Head Offices is Located in Geleen (NL) and the production plant is situated in Rotterdam Botlek.

We are looking for a Sr. Manufacturing Manager for our plant in Rotterdam Botlek.

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The main purpose of the Manufacturing Manager is to manage and drive change within the production units at the Kalama Plant Rotterdam to improve HSE, Cost, Quality and Productivity Performance. Continues improvement is your main driver. Therefore you must master a broad range of responsibilities within a broad range of expertises, like:

Gather and analyze data to measure asset utilization, capacity, cycle times, yield, downtime, raw material efficiency, waste generation and energy efficiency.

Optimize process throughput through de-bottlenecking studies and conduct long term capacity planning in conjunction with the business leaders. Develop capital efficient plans to meet the capacity needs of the businesses.

Lead the continuous improvement effort for all aspects of process performance including cycle times, yields, downtime, raw material efficiency, waste generation, energy efficiency and quality.

Provide leadership and technical guidance to ensure that operational and technical challenges are met during projects and initiatives such as plant expansions including the transition of new products from R&D; to full scale manufacturing.

Assure compliance to all HS&E; requirements, regulations and permits.

Continuously improve Plant effectiveness in Safety and Environmental by providing clear and visible leadership in both areas consistent with the philosophy that every incident is preventable.

Assist in plant maintenance initiatives such as mechanical integrity and other process safety items.

Provide technical support and leadership for maintaining the integrity of plant utilities (electric, water, steam, air, etc.)

Provide engineering expertise to plant operations.

Assess and implement new process technology.

Identify and provide justification for capital expenditures in support of the business objectives.

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Masters degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.

Minimum if 10 years relevant experience within chemical plant.

Knowledge of equipment and equipment systems in chemical plant environments.

Experience implementing change, using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods and practices.

Proficient at using problem solving tools, performing root cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions.

Working knowledge of environmental, health, safety and process safety regulations.

Self-starter who works well independently or in a team environment.

Strong leadership skills.

Ability to work effectively at all organizational levels and across functional boundaries.

Results-oriented individual with well-developed communication, organizational and computer skills.


Salary indication depends on experience/background. Candidate should be living nearby the Rotterdam area. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who likes the challenge of working in a dynamic and changing environment of a company that has 2 production sites with partially the same product lines on each site Rotterdam and Kalama WA USA.

Interested? The procedure will end on april 5.

To apply, please upload your resume and motivation letter via the apply button.

Thank you!



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