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Zone Production Manager

Zone Production Manager

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Complete accountability and responsibility to ensure that all plants are operated safely, reliably and efficiently while achieving the key performance indicators (KPIs) and annual plan objectives agreed with Head of BSCM On-Site Operations



Principal responsibilities

  • Leadership & Employee Development
  • Ensure training execution, qualification, an certification for  plant personnel 
  • Develop a motivated and effective team of Operations and maintenance professionals
  • Ensure clear goals in place for team-members
  • Provide regular performance coaching

On-Site HSE & Compliance

Personally responsible and accountable for execution and leadership in all aspects of HSE and quality related to the plant. Show strong ownership for plant, personnel and equipment. Promote a strong safety culture by transparency, accurate reporting, correcting HSE concerns and deficiencies,

Ensure compliance with safety, health and environmental standards, including process engineering and safety both locally and globally.

  • Manage HSE performance at plant level
  • Effectively manage site technical documentation related to Environmental permits, quality and safety requirements, PSM
  • Report all HSE and quality incidents and near misses in a timely manner, participate in all HSE programs and communications. Partner with HSE and Quality Team.
  • Competence in drawing up a permit to work
  • Responsible for CAR closures as well as other HSE and Quality audit findings.

On-Site Plant Operations & Maintenance

  • Assure availability and reliability of plants aligned with On-Site plant manager objectives to meet contractual commitments to on-site customers
  • Coordinate the work of the plant staff
  • Assure proper information data availability for Global Historian, and Enterprise Asset
  • Management (EAM)systems (SAP PM & MM)
  • Define and implement maintenance activities  together with regional reliability team ensuring the proper use of defined systems and processes

On-Site Quality & Services

  • Ensure compliance with quality standards
  • Drive production of the plant meeting targets on LTI

On-Site Competitive Costs

  • Prepare cost and investment budget
  • Manage local COGS budget actively
  • Perform cost control of plants ensuring budget compliance
  • Optimise local stock levels
  • Execute local investment projects
  • Ensure proper follow-up and implementation of actions derived from efficiency reviews

On-Site Continuous Improvement

  • Drive productivity improvements
  • Propose and execute improvement initiatives whilst following Engineering Management of Change (EMOC) standards 
  • Identify and escalate improvement areas
  • Follow-up and implement activities derived from efficiency reviews




Bachelor Degree Engineering - Chemical or Mechanical


Minimum 8 Years professional experience preferably in industrial products, chemicals or engineering industry
Minimum 5 Years process operations experience in process plant operations or a reliability activity


Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems

  • Experience in process engineering, plant operations and in operating ASU/ hydrogen plants to include process safety proficiency in a chemical, hazmat, or related industry.
  • Strong analytical and execution skills