Posted on: 1/13/2022

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

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Responsible of global Production, EHS and Supply chain for chemical manufacturer

Position Overview
Under the direction of the COO, the Global Director, Operations provides strategic direction across all operations and supply chain including procurement, sourcing, value analysis, logistics & inventory, as well as managing all crucial aspects of Operation, Supply Chain and Environmental Health and Safety. As a key member of the Leadership team, the Global Director will partner with other leaders to outline and execute strategy for both Operations and the Company as a whole. This key member of the leadership team will  develop, deploy and execute a global operational optimization strategy that provides the best competitive position with core competencies, localized supply chain, and coordinated communication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Partner with senior management to develop strategic plans and long-term objectives and provide strategic direction, objectives, and functional plans for all Global subsidiaries;
  • Develop, communicate, and track goals and objectives necessary to the success of the Operations/Supply Chain Division, as it relates to the success of the Company;
  • Make final decisions on operational matters where erroneous decisions will have serious impact to the overall success of the Company;
  • Ensure processes and policies are implemented in compliance with Company standards and good Position Specification;
  • Ensure business processes comply with regulatory requirements to minimize risk to the organization;
  • Develop a senior Leadership Team effective in leading and managing the daily activities of the Operations department, while providing coaching and career development as well as performance management when necessary;
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, and cost effectiveness;
  • Drive net productivity while supporting revenue growth to increase gross margins over the current strategic plan horizon;
  • Drive continuous improvement by reducing cycle time and increasing yields, while using Six Sigma and Lean methodologies
  • Evaluate the current organization strengths and key improvement opportunities to develop and execute plans for continued operational improvements and profitable growth;
  • Promote a safe, healthy, and ethical work environment through compliance of corporate and applicable government agency policies that protect the workforce and the environment and exceed industry standards;
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance to local, national, and global and all other relevant regulatory and subsidiary and global guidelines;
  • Assess the manufacturing and supply chain footprint to maximize asset utilization and optimize manufacturing strategy initiatives to reduce lead times and create a competitive advantage in customer service. Evaluate make versus buy decisions to determine most efficient and effective method to deliver products;
  • Drive working capital efficiencies through the supply chain achieving year-over-year performance improvements in inventory and working capital management;
  • Manage the business system and continuous improvement programs across this group, tracking and reporting on cost savings, cost avoidance, and operational efficiency gains on a routine basis;
  • Build culture of excellence in quality standards and systems, metrics, and reporting for manufacturing. Provide leadership in driving overall execution of lower working capital and overall product quality metrics;
  • Influence and empower vital stakeholders to execute vision and strategy by encouraging adoption of necessary changes for improvement and achievement of desired goals;
  • Successfully maintain collaborative working relationships with cross-functional stakeholders across multiple business groups throughout the product life cycle;
  • Partner in close collaboration with shared services including Finance, IT, Human Resources, and Global Chemistry, Quality and Regulatory organizations for overall operational excellence.
  • Develop robust scenario planning to proactively identify critical supply & operational uncertainties that may challenge the Company’s ability to meet the global demand.
  • Participate in the development of Global Capacity planning through establishing a robust Sales, Inventory and Operational Planning system:
  • Ensure supply strategies matching the internal & external customer needs for rapid delivery of materials, and products in development.
  • Provide oversight and support global production strategy, due diligence and technical operations interfacing with contract development/manufacturing or strategic partners.
  •  Ensure appropriate priorities, expectations, and results between the company and supply chain partners are defined using Service Level Agreements and Supply Contracts. Assure compliance with regulatory standards and corporate policies.
  • Mentor Operations, Supply Chain and EHS staff and ensure they receive appropriate knowledge, development and growth opportunities.
  • Ensure the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) impact policies are successfully implemented throughout our global operations in all countries.
  • Ensure proficient supply chain team support for production planning, material procurement, inventory control, product tracking, import/export permits, shipping/receiving, and cold chain logistics.
  • Ensure consistency and communication clarity to both internal and external stakeholders on allocation and approach for global procurement, second sourcing, supply and delivery schedule.
  • Perform related duties as required.
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Industrial Engineering or similar required
  • 15 years’ experience in chemical Operations Management, Supply Chain management, HSE management; experience in Agriculture production preferred; 10+ years Global Operations and Supply Chain and HSE experience required;
  • 10 – 15 + Management/Leadership experience in the areas of production, quality, supply planning, sourcing and procurement, logistics and Tech Ops business systems;
  • 10 + years’ experience supporting/interacting with regulatory meetings and inspections • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and/or Green Belt preferred.
  • Equivalent education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Global Competencies
  • Customer Oriented-ability to understand, satisfy and anticipate the needs of the customers-can be internal or external; ability to work with other departments to ensure superior customer service. This also includes the ability to build long-term relationships based on trust.
  • Accountability- accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions and demonstrates commitment to accomplish work in an ethical, efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • People Oriented- ability to establish friendly and respectful relationships with other people or others involved within the organization. Ability to coordinate tasks and priorities, give and consider others suggestions; work as a team to accomplish company objectives efficiently.
  • Sharing Knowledge and Expertise- enhances the capabilities of the organization by openly and effectively sharing his/her subject matter expertise with others; supports continuous learning environment by preserving and compiling intellectual capital which can be used by others within the Company; expects and encourages individual and group learning that crosses departmental boundaries.
  • Commitment to Excellence- consistently delivers required business results; sets and achieves achievable, yet aggressive goals; consistently complies with quality, service and productivity standards and meets deadlines; maintains focus on company goals.
Job Specific Competencies
  • Technical Knowledge and Understanding:  Working understanding of compliance requirements associated with Global subsidiaries and other pertinent regulatory agencies; Robust understanding of fundamental quality concepts including manufacturing, process validation and control and technology transfer; Ability to build a S&OP organization to effectively deliver demand/capacity planning, launch support and long-range planning.
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation- the ability to look for and seize profitable business opportunities; willingness to take calculated risks to achieve business goals. Proposes innovative business deals to Corporate and Local leadership teams.
  • Collaboration:  Cross functional team builder with a Global perspective.
  • Leadership- Outstanding leadership abilities and the willingness to collaborate and hear opinions. Strong interpersonal skills and a team builder with the understanding of team development for success. Proven expertise in mentoring/development.
  • Financial Acumen: Maintains and applies a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally sound and responsible. Demonstrates broad understanding of financial management principles to direct organizational actions.
  • Communications Skills: Strong persuasion and influencing communications skills including writing, speaking, and listening skills appropriate for Leadership positions. Includes the ability to communicate effectively to various audiences including customers, peers, superiors, and potential clients without compromising company objectives.
  • Results Orientation- ability to focus on the desired result and one’s own, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on goals and meeting or exceeding them.
  • Strategic Thinking- ability to analyze the organization’s competitive position by considering market and industry trends, existing and potential customers, and strengths and weaknesses compared to competitors; understands industry and market trends affecting the organization’s competitiveness.


Sofia Gonzalez

United States

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