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Operations Manager

Company:

INEOS US CHEMICALS COMPANY

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

A. Purpose of the job: describe in 1 phrase what contribution the job is expected to make to the organisation’s objectives

The Operations Manager leads the manufacturing operations teams to ensure safe, efficient and economical production of PTA.  The incumbent establishes the vision and strategy for improving optimization and variable cost performance.  The position requires a comprehensive technical background to direct the flow and control of operations and process engineering work.  The position is responsible for the BU network interface (Manufacturing Excellence, etc.) and interface with the SHE and Maintenance & Engineering Departments.  The position liaises with individuals outside of the Cooper River site to ensure that the plant is compliant with Safety &Operations Risk expectations.

B. Accountabilities of the job: describe the main results expected from the job

  • Leads and develops site Safety and Operations Strategy - Responsible for overall site operation and process safety
  • Manages long term operation and objectives of PTA Units and OSBL
  • Manages TAR optimization and overall execution
  • Provide Leadership and direction to Manufacturing Leaders to achieve unit and plant objectives
  • Establish boundary conditions, targets, objectives and desired behaviors for the area teams
  • Require adherence to unit and plant operating, safety and administrative procedures and practices
  • SPA for site Safety and Operations Planning and Execution
  • Ensure Unit Manufacturing Team objectives are in alignment with long term Plans and Strategy
  • Conduct routine leadership safety and compliance audits to ensure S&O objectives are met
  • Interface with key stakeholders to optimize plant operations and ensure consistent application of policies and procedures
  • Ensure annual performance plans are developed and monitor performance against those plans
  • Foster employee development through training and job assignments – ensure long term Succession Plan is in place
  • Participate and lead in incident investigations
  • Develops and manages the Site operating budget

C. Required profile:

Level of education & Experience in general

Degree required: BS Engineering or related technical field, preferably BS Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Minimum of 15 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in Chemical or Oil & Gas Industry
  • 7+ years’ experience managing cross functional teams

Technical skills

  • Understands and champions systematic operations, procedures & practices
  • Leads and develops site Safety and Operations Strategy 
  • In-depth knowledge of site operation and process safety
  • Manages long term operation and objectives of PTA Units and OSBL
  • Manages TAR optimization and overall execution
  • Provide Leadership and direction to Manufacturing Leaders to achieve unit and plant objectives
  • Establish boundary conditions, targets, objectives and desired behaviors for the area teams
  • Require adherence to unit and plant operating, safety and administrative procedures and practices

Behavioral skills

  • Proven record of leadership accomplishments
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and sustain change
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Proactively seeks to make continuous improvements
  • Communicates effectively (Written and Oral)
  • Initiates and drives change
  • Resolves conflict effectively

Legal Disclaimer: 

 If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.  

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS. Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:

• Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or

• Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment), or

• Validation of your religious or medical exemption

INEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other prohibited ground of discrimination. 

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.