The Downstream chemical portfolio provides solutions for Refining & Petrochemical process treatments, fuel additives, and water treatment. Aligning and maintaining a strong quality structure, culture, and optimizing Quality and Process Technologies will play a critical role in the success of the new organization. The Materials, Process, Delivery, and Quality (MPD&Q) group is responsible for leading these continual improvement activities.
This position will provide global project and portfolio leadership. The successful candidate will lead global teams to achieve that optimization by combining their knowledge and skills in Quality, process engineering, technology, and analytics. This position focuses on continuous improvement in quality, process control, material efficiency and start-up of new product production at manufacturing plants. Ongoing activities include quality problem resolution at the manufacturing plants with an emphasis on plant capabilities in mixing and packaging.
The location of this role is geographically flexible. Location options include but are not limited to the divisional headquarters in Naperville, IL, a major production facility in Fresno, TX or in select overseas locations. This is a global role and will require both local and international travel. This associate will report to the Global Industrial Quality & MPD Vice President with a dotted line to the Operational Business Leader (OBL) for Downstream.
What You Will Do:
Develop future global strategies for the key product platform you own, defining improved Equipment and Operational Standards that can optimize future safety, efficiency, quality, and costs.
Deployment and roll out of global manufacturing best practices through collaboration with RD&E and regional plants.
Support the global planning for capital investments and strategy in all regions with respect to technology systems and platforms.
Lead large scale projects delivering significant impact for the company.
Work with a global team to drive the execution of a portfolio of projects. The projects in the portfolio will standardize best practices, deliver new technology into the plants, improve OPE, Quality, process capabilities, yield, and profitability.
Lead Value Stream mapping exercises at an enterprise level and train others for local deployment.
Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline, engineering preferred
7+ years of experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E, Quality)
3+ years of experience leading the deployment of process technology projects (new process/product introductions, quality improvements, capital project management, Lean Six Sigma, APQP, and portfolio management).
3+ years leadership of a product line in a manufacturing / pilot plant environment.
Conversational English speaking and writing skills.
Chemical Engineering or Chemistry background
Advanced technical degree
Prior experience in Supply Chain manufacturing
10+ years Prior experience manufacturing chemistries supporting Refining & Petrochemical process treatments, fuel additives, and water treatment
MBA or equivalent
Background in large project management and direct experience in developing financial justification for investments
Experience managing technology for a commercial enterprise
Lean Six Sigma Black belt or Master Black belt
8+ years of experience in a wide range of polymer and chemical processes.
5+ years of experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E)
3+ years of experience leading the deployment of process technology projects in a manufacturing environment.
Significant experience with Value Stream Mapping
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.
In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.
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