LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' for the third consecutive year.Basic Function
Provides leadership and strategic direction for the plant. Single point of accountability for operational excellence (safety, compliance, reliability, quality and cost) performance of plant. Safeguards and maintains assets. Participates as a member of the overall Manufacturing Management Team, and as member / leader of other Manufacturing and Company teams. Job Specification:
Position requires a high level of leadership and managerial skills with extensive experience in a manufacturing environment as well as a technical degree. The incumbent also should have a thorough knowledge of plant operations as well as a good understanding of the business acquired through exposure to plant economics, marketing, and customer needs. This position also requires excellent communication, leadership, long-range planning skills and the ability to manage many diverse issues within a large multi-layered organization.
The position has direct contact with employees at all levels as well as management and executive level personnel in customer and supplier organizations and other functions within Equistar, Lyondell, and affiliated companies. Incumbent in this position must model the Leadership Principles and the Essential Elements, and be able to motivate others to act according to these guiding principles.
This position is also the primary Company contact with the local public and community leaders.Roles & Responsibilities
Plant Leadership: Lead in a manner consistent with the Essential Elements and Leadership Principles, and ensure that these philosophies are understood and demonstrated by all. Set expectations concerning continual improvement in safety performance and lead the organization in achievement of safety goals and objectives. Lead the change agenda by guiding the organization through the line organization and embracing a continuous improvement strategy. Provide leadership that encourages supervisors and employees to think and act outside the box to address business needs. Define clear roles and responsibilities for the plant staff, provide authority to meet these roles and responsibilities, and hold the organization accountable. Identify the business and organizational needs of the plant, ensure plant organization is efficient and effective, and staff/develop employees to meet these needs. Value and champion diversity. Ensure manufacturing systems are in place and functioning well. Understand, communicate, and act on plant financials.
Manufacturing Leadership: As an active member of the APS Manufacturing Staff, participate in the development and execution of manufacturing direction/strategy. Work with other Site Managers to define and advance strategies that ensure manufacturing has world class people, processes, and assets.
Company Leadership: Develop working relationships and goal alignment with other Site and functional managers. Develop an understanding of Company goals and objectives to ensure that plant activities are consistent. Champion initiatives to pursue best practices within the organization and to identify and exploit opportunities for Synergies.Roles & Responsibilities (continued)
Planning and Resource Management: Define and communicate clear vision, mission, and goals for the plant, ensure alignment with the Company's vision and business drivers. Ensure goal alignment throughout the site organization and lead the organization to goal achievement. Develop plans to execute corporate initiatives. Champion capital projects that are consistent with business needs, regulatory compliance, and cost compliance. Perform within budgets and production plans. Actively manage plant headcount according to low cost focus while ensuring effectiveness. Ensure professional development of site employees and organizations in support of Operational Excellence.
Communications: Develop an environment that allows for good communication up and down the organization and that ensure that the Performance Management process is being used effectively. Promote a sense of openness and trust, coupled with a sense of ownership and accountability. Through staff and supervision, communicate corporate and plant vision and expectations to the work force to build alignment. Communicate with staff and plant to ensure that all understand the current state of the business.
Employee Relations: Lead and manage the plant according to the principals of the Essential Elements and Leadership Profile, thereby ensuring that employees are treated fairly and avoiding perceived needs for third party representation. Champion and proactively address issues and concerns of plant employees. Ensure plant-wide development process is functional, developing a learning organization that shares and builds upon failures.
Customer Relations: Working within the plant, with other functional areas, and with customers, create value by satisfying customer requirements, meeting commitments, and providing quality products and services. Champion product quality and customer focus. Set expectations concerning continual improvement in the quality system and maintain TS16949/ISO 9001 certification.
HSE: Ensure that appropriate processes and systems are in place and lead the effort to maintain compliance with Company, Industry, and Regulatory requirements. Act as signature authority for all compliance documentation. Ensure ethical behavior and regulatory compliance by all plant personnel. Represent the plant/company in the community and develop political contacts with local government and community organizations. Maintain the processes and systems for quality certifications.Min. Qualifications
- Minimum of ten (10) years of manufacturing experience.
- Experience with Operational Excellence programs and Continuous Improvement in leadership and contributing roles.
- Must have excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills; including the ability to interface with internal & external customer contacts.
- Must be able to communicate to all levels of the organization.
- Must possess a high level of initiative and independent decision-making ability.
- Establish and maintain facility environmental, safety, and health standards to minimize employee and community exposure.
- Must possess solid computer skills and working with production software, excel spreadsheets and other reporting applications.
- Knowledge of quality systems and standards with a focus on creating improvement standards that are based on the practices of root cause analysis.
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Management or other technical field preferred.
- A minimum of five (5) years demonstrated leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Experience with particle size reduction and/or polymer extrusion manufacturing processes.
- Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices is a plus.
- Knowledge of business, finance and management principles as well as the ability to review and comprehend financial reports is a plus.
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.
LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.
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