Facility General Manager
Cabot Corporation
Sarnia, ON, CA
6d ago

Facility General Manager

Locations CA-ON-Sarnia Requisition ID 2019-8917 # of Openings 1 Position Type Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Manages manufacturing facility. Manages production, as well as all other cross-functional activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures safe production of products that meet customers’ needs for quality and quantity. Facility generally comprises of three or less production units;
  • products manufactured are part of Cabot’s established portfolio; chemical processes can be of lower complexity.

  • Manages activities of plant’s cross-functional staff and ensures compliance with all company and external standards / regulations for Manufacturing, Sales, SH&E, Finance, Quality, HR, and Community Affairs.
  • Develops a culture where all employees pursue continuous improvement. Ensures improvement of process capability / reliability, resulting in less process variability and reduction in generation of off-quality material.
  • Ensures safe, reliable and cost effective manufacturing of standard recipe products. Ensures that the appropriate management of change process is followed for recipe modification.

    Effectively manages local measurement capability, resulting in desired levels of measurement error for expected testing of Cabot products.

  • Demonstrates commitment to effective Human Resource processes and effectively promotes the necessity of excellence in these activities throughout the site.
  • Establishes and implements local initiatives that enhance effective utilization of plant assets through prudent management of fixed and variable costs.
  • Ensures long-term integrity and fit for purpose of all facility assets. Efficiently manages capital budget through use of the capital management system.

  • Plans and monitors departmental budgets and expenditures to meet financial cost targets and objectives established through formal planning processes.
  • Leads community outreach that includes development, implementation, and participation in a facility plan consistent with our neighbor’s choice of philosophy.
  • Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001® technical specification, as applicable to the site / region.

  • Effectively practices Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, direct as well as matrix reports, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.
  • Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes and safety procedures. Knowledge of Continuous Improvement process and techniques.
  • Strong focus on safety and environmental concerns.

  • In-depth understanding of how plant integrates with Cabot’s manufacturing goals.
  • Ability to organize and manage resources, including budgets.
  • Leadership skills to motivate and lead cross-functional staff. Ability to provide oversight and guidance to staff.
  • Ability to deal with external contacts and community as needed.
  • Bachelor / University Degree, preferably in a technical discipline
  • 7-10 years manufacturing experience, including prior people / budget management experience
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