OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Multi-Site Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 5 days ago(12/4/2018 6:21 PM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The Plant Manager position is responsible for leading production and operations of the Mogadore and Akron, OH sites to ensure the required business objectives are achieved in a safe and environmentally compliant manner. The position provides vision, leadership, and day-to-day guidance for the production facilities serving a multitude of markets and businesses. The successful candidate must have proven ability to lead and develop a team, drive a culture of operational excellence and customer focus, develop a long-term site vision and supporting strategies and instill industry leading/high performance work practices. This position reports to the Director of Operations, Performance Chemicals.

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Provide leadership and direction for day-to-day operations to meet demand for internal and external customers in the areas of safety, environment, service, production, manufacturing, inventory management and maintenance.
    • Responsible for directing the leadership of site employees and operational performance to deliver key objectives in safety, environment, production, quality, customer satisfaction and productivity.
    • Fosters a high performance work force that is capable of moving quickly, responding to changing environments and driving continuous improvement.
    • Mentors and develops employees using Omnova’s Performance Management System (PMS).
    • Develops and implements strategic and annual operating plans that align with business team objectives and drive operational improvements and growth. This includes planning and management of plant costs, capital and capacity.
    • Develops strong working relationships with all cross-functional departments including research & development, marketing/sales, human resources, sourcing/logistics, SHE&S and finance to ensure support and execution of critical business strategies and goals.
    • Effectively integrates product development and commercial goals and activities with manufacturing to ensure on-time, quality product is supplied to the customer.
    • Monitors production and labor levels to ensure continued efficiency while anticipating problems and developing contingencies to address deficiencies and plan deviations to ensure plant goals are accomplished.
    • Drive LEAN SixSigma integration and continuously identify ways to reduce plant-operating costs, increase quality and comply with Responsible Care requirements through the incorporation of operational excellence strategies.    
    • Develops facility specific short and long-term strategies; identifying challenges, developing goals and objectives, creating priorities and deploying action plans.

    Who you are...

    • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Business.
    • 7-10 years of experience in a chemical or consumer products manufacturing environment-overseeing multiple production functions and developing employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and advanced coaching skills including the ability to motivate people, assess, select and develop employee skills, and drive organizational culture change.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal savvy, persuasion and negotiation skills to effectively interact with all levels of employees, internal and external customers, vendors and the general public.
    • Demonstrated understanding of P&L, balance sheet and other financial tools.
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
    • Demonstrated active, visible, vocal proponent and leader of safety and quality systems, practices and requirements for a safe, efficient and effective work environment.
    • Knowledge and understanding of project and change management principles in planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about successful completion and adoption of project goals and objectives.
    • Knowledge of lean technology and manufacturing excellence processes to enhance process flows and develop operating and tactical plans to improve efficiency, product quality and optimize cost. Previous experience leading and implementing continuous improvement and the use of lean tools is desired.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions to expand margins and profitability.
    • Strategic thinker: Able to understand the “big picture” and demonstrated ability to identify indicators of system performance, monitor performance and develop actions to improve or correct performance relative to goals.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of specialty chemicals; Emulsion polymerization experience desired
    • Knowledge of supply chain management including storage of raw materials, work in process inventory and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
    • Knowledge and experience in improving plant maintenance work processes and asset reliability.
    • Knowledge of how to improve a site’s safety culture and associated performance.
    • Experience in community affairs and relations.
    • Solid knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) and environmental regulations in a specialty chemical operation.
    • Experience working in a Unionized environment.
    • Lean Six Sigma knowledge desired.


    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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