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Plant Manager (m/f/d)

Plant Manager (m/f/d)

  • Location Germany - Monchengladbach
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ068065
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Customers & Products

Job Family Group:

Operations Group

Job Summary:

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, 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.

Job Description:

Imagine it’s your job to make our 550,000 customers and almost 200 million end users an active part in reshaping the world’s energy system. Everything starts with the customer, so you’re focused on shaping our Castrol products in around 120 countries to keep them moving as the world moves towards net zero.

As one of the world's leading lubricant brands, Castrol has a long tradition of innovating and supporting pioneers. Our passion for excellence and a philosophy that has always been strongly focused on collaboration and partnership has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have spearheaded technological excellence on land, sea, air and in space for more than 100 years.

Today, Castrol supports greater sustainability through its Path360 strategy, which sets targets for waste reduction, reducing CO2 emissions and improving quality of life by 2030. Castrol is part of bp and provides products and services to customers and consumers in the automotive, marine, industrial and energy sectors. Our branded products represent innovation, technology leadership, performance and an uncompromising commitment to quality worldwide.

How you can help shape the future:

Your new area of responsibility - challenging and future-oriented

  • Accountable for all Manufacturing and On-site Warehousing Activities including HSSE, Quality, Integrity Management, Production Scheduling, Raw Materials Inventory and KPI driven performance improvement
  • Lead and energize the plant teams through inspiring Leadership
  • Champion and lead HSSE continuous improvement activities
  • Hold legal accountability for the site and operations on behalf of BP
  • Ensure legal & OMS 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, the job holder is the risk owner in the facility risk register within Operations area
  • Job Holder is designated SPA for fulfilling the requirements of the Control of Work process in the plant
  • In the case of an emergency, job holder is a member of an IMT
  • Safety preventive and protection measures according agreed safety standards
  • Expenditure in CAPEX and manufacturing Cash Cost as per DofA

Your qualification profile - profound and passionate

  • 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
  • Demonstrated leadership of 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,…)
  • Strong People management experience and good skills in the area of leadership
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels in the company
  • Fluent German and English

Work-life balance and what else speaks for us:

  • Flexible, hybrid and family-friendly working, at least 30 vacation days and programs to improve work-life balance
  • Very attractive basic remuneration plus bonus payment, participation in the share program possible, parental allowance as a one-off payment, extra bonuses for special achievements, attractive company pension scheme, regular salary review, group accident insurance, relocation allowance in special cases, job bike, subsidised meals and more
  • Career and development opportunities as well as extensive internal and external subsidised training opportunities
  • Structured onboarding programs and buddy support
  • Match funding; bp doubles donations made by employees to charitable organisations and rewards voluntary time commitment
  • Employees can offset their personal carbon footprint; bp doubles this amount

We are committed to equality, diversity and the compatibility of work life balance People with a disability are given priority in employment if they are suitable.

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


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, 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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