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Plant Manager

Plant Manager

  • Location Belgium - Ghent
  • Travel required Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ066258
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Grade G Responsible for managing a team to deliver safe, optimal and environmentally sound operations, whilst developing the team's technical capabilities and supporting continuous improvement of processes in all aspects of operations.

Entity:

Customers & Products


Job Family Group:

Operations Group


Job Summary:

Grade G

Responsible for managing a team to deliver safe, optimal and environmentally sound operations, whilst developing the team's technical capabilities and supporting continuous improvement of processes in all aspects of operations.


Job Description:

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Plant Manager (in Ghent)

The Plant Manager reports directly into the EMEA Regional manufacturing manager, C&P/Castrol/GSC EMEA. The role leads a team of about 150 employees with 6 direct reports.

The Plant Manager is responsible for giving Direction and establishing the Vision and Objectives for the Plant in alignment with the GSC Europe goals and its business partners.  The key areas of focus are HSSE (Health & Safety), Quality, Customer Service, Cost/Cash (Value Creation) and People/Capability within the plant boundaries.

The Plant Manager has legal responsibility for all employees in the Plant.

In this role You will:

  • Be accountable for all Manufacturing and On-site Warehousing Activities including HSSE, Quality, Integrity Management, Production Scheduling, Raw Materials Inventory and KPI driven performance improvement and lead the Operations team directly through day supervisors and foreman
  • Lead and energize the plant teams through inspiring Leadership which fosters total employee engagement and building a strong talent management process
  • Champion and lead HSSE continuous improvement activities, ensure principles and standards related to HSSE
  • Hold legal accountability for the site and operations on behalf of BP
  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Build a Quality culture in our operations that matches our premium brand
  • Develop a Continuous Improvement Culture to ambition World Class Operations Management based on loss intelligence/eradication and Total Employee Involvement
  • As part of the Risk Management for the plant, be the risk owner in the facility risk register within Operations area
  • Be designated point of contact for fulfilling the requirements of the Control of Work process in the plant
  • In the case of an emergency, act as a member of an Incident Management Team
  • Have accountabilities within the scope of legal or BP OMS requirements might be assigned to this role with separate written assignment documents
  • Create a Customer Centric climate such that BLP- Gent is “a great place to work with”.
  • Continuously strive to improve plant operations to maximize efficiency and effectiveness through simplification and standardization
  • Need to be flexible to face unforeseen events like material shortages, exceptional demand

What You will need to be successful:

  • At least 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment preferred in an Operations management role
  • Chemical or Mechanical Engineer preferred but other disciplines considered with relevant experience
  • Languages: Fluent English and fluency in local language
  • Strong and demonstrated People management experience with  diverse teams in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong Safety and Quality awareness and knowledge of Safety & Quality management systems
  • Demonstrated skills in Continuous Improvement (Lean, TPM, WCOM, six sigma)
  • and good skills in leadership
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels in the company


Travel Requirement

Some travel may be required with this role, this is negotiable


Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation


Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Skills:

Control of work, Cost-conscious decision-making, Maintenance general, Procedures and practices, Reliability general, Risk Management, Safety Leadership, Turnaround general


Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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