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Elementis SRL, Inc. Plant Manager in Huguenot, New York

Elementis offers performance-driven additives that help create innovative formulations for consumer and industrial markets, including Personal Care, Coatings, Chromium, Energy and Talc. Finding opportunities to enhance our customers' performance is at the heart of what we do-and has been for more than 175 years. We own unique raw materials, including the only high-grade hectorite mine in the world, and a leading source of high-purity talc. With our advanced technical solutions, we transform those materials to become innovative, performance-enhancing products for our customers. Elementis is a UK-listed global specialty chemicals company with operations worldwide and employs over 1,600 people at more than 30 locations worldwide.

Job Description SummaryThis Plant Manager role manages the Huguenot and Middletown, NY sites.

Control of all Safety, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Engineering and Project activities for the Site, including production scheduling, purchasing, warehousing and all associated operations. Ideally the candidate will have a hands on type approach to plant management with a view to implementing best practice, establishing and developing a high performance team, and creating a culture of continuous improvement in process safety, sustainability initiatives and production efficiency.
Job Description
Ensure and promote the safety of all employees to the highest level.
Responsible for championing and implementing Operational disciplines (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Q/A, Q/C, HSE and Facilities).
Responsible for contributing to and implementing a operations strategy consistent with the business strategy to build, maximizing synergies across disciplines and integrating activities to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
To identify and develop talent in organization. Focusing on career progression, succession planning, knowledge transfer, and increasing organizational capacity and capability.
Define and utilize Most Effective Technology (MET) were applicable. Challenge / escalate MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.
Lead a culture of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to identify and prioritize areas of improvement for the plant
As the site lead to ensure compliance with changes and improvements to PSM related policies and procedures
Maintain FDA certificatio
Ensures compliance with codes, guidelines, best practices and company policies.
Identify new process improvement opportunities in the areas of energy, quality, cost, performance and safety.
Learn and apply continuous improvement, value creation, and financial acumen skills to accelerate profitability and lower conversion cost of manufacturing facility.
Conduct review and maintenance of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) trends to ensure optimum performance.
Active participant in developing and implementing CAPex projects.
Successfully execute Continuous Improvement projects, annually.
Evaluate and implement best solutions, including commissioning, training and updating SOPs.
Implement the most effective technology and best practices in all areas of operations.
Establish a culture of continuous improvement by leading Operation Excellence initiatives.
Ensure the application of best practice and that Elementis systems, procedures and standards are applied across all activities progressing towards 'World Class' standards.
Establish and progress all operational initiatives requiring capital authorization.
Establish positive and collaborative working relationships with the workforce, to enable business strategies to progress with minimal disruption.
Interface with Customer Service / Logistics / Supply Chain and ensure production schedules satisfy customer needs.
Ensure departmental budgets are managed and costs contained within agreed levels.
Ensure compliance with all applicable legislation, such as OHSA, etc
Identify and implement improvements in site operations to remove cost, improve HSE standards and improve productivity in line with Profit Improvement Plans.
Ensure the site is operated within company quality, environmental and safety standards.
Identify and manage site / operations improvement projects.
Develop new processes to improve plant effectiveness and to remove cost.
Submit accurate reports both verbally and in writing as required, in particular the plant Monthly Report, Stable Manufacturing Report, Profit Improvement Plan Report.
Ensure Capital Appropriation Requests and Capital Spending Plans are in place as appropriate and ensure accurate budget control.
Additional Job Description
Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required
Demonstrated ability to establish new culture in operations facility, and be an effective driver of change.
Degree in relevant discipline (Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering)
Desired: a graduate degree (M.S. Eng., or MBA).
Five to ten years of managerial experience with budgetary responsibility in a chemical or allied industry.
Ideally from a chemical manufacturing environment, with strong focus on maintenance programs and plant operations.
Knowledge of current Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and standards.
Keen focus on Regulatory compliance.
Proven management experience in process plant.
Worked in an environment of leading organization capabilities. In other words able to get it done with limited resources (people and financials).
Demonstrated ability to create and implement innovative solutions to complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and positively motivate others.
Strong ability to identify, develop and encourage talent.
Demonstrated results in process improvement.
Proven ability to measure performance and deliver against objectives.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, with ability to influence all levels of the organization.
Ideally with experience leading manufacturing support functions (HSE, Supply Chain, etc).
Evidence of ongoing training / development at senior level to current best practice.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Elementis does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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