• Plant Manager-Helium

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    Plant Manager-Helium

    Are you ready to take the lead?

    The Linde Group, is one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare. We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of $20.13B in 2017. But what makes us great is our people, because they make great things happen. Guided by integrity, Linde employees take pride in what they do, because they know it makes a real difference to our customers. They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow. This is how they take the lead, every day.

    At The Linde Group we identify ourselves with our products – either working for the technical or medical gases business. Being a company with a long tradition in the gases business, we not only care about our customers and high quality products, but most importantly about our employees. While working with us, expect a safe workplace, high safety standards and a true commitment from our managers to safety.


    Linde is currently seeking a Plant Manager-Helium to join the team in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.


    What you will enjoy doing:


    — Manages the day-to-day operational and financial operations of a Helium Transfill Center. Filling of Liquid Helium Dewars, Gas Helium Tube Trailers. Work with other liquid fill plants/Helium Transfills.
    — Responsible for Center P/L (shared P&L responsibility between Markets and Supply Chain)

    - Responsible for managing the Cryofill technicians working out of the transfill

    — Plans, directs, and coordinates production, filling, maintenance, and distribution activities to meet customer needs at minimum investment required

    — Ensures all safety, quality, regulatory, accreditation procedures and policies are implemented and staff appropriately trained

    — Responsible for all aspects of Export/Import of Liquid Helium Containers.

    — Analyzes Center current financial and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and constraints in order to develop, prepare, and implement goals, projects, and policies that will enable the Center to achieve a competitive advantage in the market

    — Forecasts future trends , needs and develops action plans which will enable the Center to meet the predicted situation

    — Oversee all purchasing of parts, payroll, SAP, GOLD, Maximo, CMS, and Inventory Systems for the Plant.

    — Develops operating strategies and plan to pro-actively prepare for future demands based on analysis of current and past results

    — Maintains strong customer service focus for all Center employees; develops and monitors distribution schedules to ensure customers are served in a timely manner

    — Responsible for representing company by ensuring employees and Center meet standards established by organization and cleanliness

    — Develops profit plan for Center using strong P&L knowledge including actions required to meet cost and efficiency targets

    — Facilitates communication within the Center by communicating with staff members keeping them informed of initiatives, strategies, and operational change

    — Actively listens to staff input concerning daily operations to ensure staff members are aware of situations that may affect their work

    — Maintains professional growth by participating on teams and in educational programs and activities to maintain knowledge of national trends and to promote leading-edge expertise within the Center

    — Responsible for building his/her team and developing our bench strength operationally

    — Motivates and encourages employees to participate in team building activities

    — Manage distribution personnel to ensure compliance with DOT and CSA program, ensuring all drivers are compliant with Linde, local, state and federal regulations

    — Ensures local, state and federal regulatory requirements (FDA, DOH, DOT, OSHA etc) are met

    — Represents the site during external regulatory inspections.



    Do you have what it takes?


    Functional skills:

    - Negotiation skills [including negotiation and management of union contracts]
    - Six Sigma facilitation skills – use of data driven decision making and the ability to support and champion six sigma projects

    Managerial skills:

    - Continuous improvement drive and ability to implement change in a geographically diverse organization. Relentless drive to challenge the status quo.
    - People management – experience managing personnel responsible for delivering Linde Group products to customers and demonstrated ability to encourage personnel to provide superior customer service in a team environment.
    - Project management – experience handling multiple projects associated with plant operations, transportation/logistics programs

    Interpersonal skills:

    - Possesses strong communications skills at all levels
    - Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment
    - Possesses the ability to think strategically
    - Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and improve existing processes/programs
    Required education:

    - High School Diploma
    - Bachelor Degree preferred in science, engineering, management or supply chain
    Required qualifications:

    - Minimum 5 Years related operations/plant management experience

    - Minimum 3 Years supervisory experience

    Other qualifications:

    — College degree preferred with emphasis on business/operational management/engineering/supply chain or related field
    — Minimum of five years related medical gas industry-related experience with supervisory experience required
    — A working knowledge of US FDA requirements for medical gas manufacturing
    — Operations/production/distribution management experience
    — Ability to work with limited supervision and achieve results
    — Must be detail oriented and a self starter
    — Must possess Financial awareness
    — Ability to lead by example
    — Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal staff and customer organizations
    — Ability to prioritize and manage in a crisis
    — Creative problem solving abilities required
    — Ability to coach employees to achieve results
    — Excellent computer skills with experience in MS Office Tools and SAP preferred

    Apply today @ https://uscareers-lgamericas.icims.com

    Linde is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws



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