May 23, 2019
DuPont Nutrition & Health is a USD 4.7 billion global business and one of the world’s largest producers of specialty food ingredients, developing and manufacturing solutions for the global food & beverage, nutrition and pharma market. With more than 8,500 employees, 50+ manufacturing sites and 20+ R&D centers across the world, N&H is on a mission to make food safer, more sustainable, better tasting and more nutritious.
N&H is part of DowDuPont, a globally listed company, which came to life following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017. DowDuPont has a turnover of approximately $62 billion, employs around 98,000 FTEs and is headquartered in Wilmington, USA.
The successful candidate will become the Plant Manager Niebull for DuPont N&H and will directly report to N&H Probiotics Cultures and Food Protection Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leader.
The responsibilities for the Site & Plant Manager position will include but are not limited to:
- Safety, Health, Environmental, Food Quality and Safety & Core Values:
Establishes managing processes for advancing and ensuring consistency of Core Values (SHE/PSM, Ethics & Respect for People) across the site.
Ensures regulatory compliance across all core values including food safety (site compliant with Danone quality standards).
Leads identification and prioritization of risk reduction opportunities, establishes clear priorities and supports effective resourcing to drive improvement at the site (SHE/PSM, site security).
Leads relationship with local authorities including safety, food safety, health regulatory agency, customs, police.
Ensures follow up and consistency of food safety plan (HACCP, pre-requisites).
Maintains positive community relations through active participation in local organizations.
Accountable for leading and managing the site’s Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems (ISO14001; OHSAS 18001, ISO9001 & FSSC 22000).
- Legal role & representation to local authorities:
Operations Strategy & Planning
Communication of business objectives, priorities and progress across the site.
Communication within DuPont off-site and above site.
Develops, implements and renews a 3-5-year site strategic plan, including a clear site vision, which supports the business and corporate strategy.
Leads site staff team in identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and aligning action plans with business strategy and anticipating future needs.
Accountable for advancing Lean culture of continuous improvement (visual management, people, environment, site vision, M&B, empowerment, accountability, visual controls, performance dialog, structured problem solving).
Accountable for meeting business objectives for production delivery, quality and cost.
Responsible for site’s infrastructure capabilities, improvement and resource plans via evergreen 5-year plan.
Utilizes performance tracking metrics to drive execution.
- Social relationship
Manage social relation with Unions on site (several unions on site including global legal entity representatives).
Negotiate local collective agreements with Unions.
Lead legal monthly meetings with employee representative organizations.
Ensure and preserve a trustful and good social climate.
- Morale, Talent Management & Capability Building:
Develops people at the site (feedback, coaching, mentoring, delegation, difficult conversations, capability building).
Encourages employee’s engagement and fosters empowerment and ownership through leader standard work practices.
Establishes and ensures the effectiveness of two-way communication processes across the site.
Manages staffing strategy (core/ variable, overtime management and labor planning).
Provides strategy and ensures effectiveness of the reward and recognition system across the plant.
Strategically guides employee and labor relations including working with site’s third-party representation.
Utilizes talent management processes and systems (succession planning, top talent, Individual Performance Plan).
M.Sc. degree in biochemical and/or chemical engineering with experience in either industrial biochemistry (fermentation and recovery), pharma or food additives.
Must have either Plant Manager or site manager experience with preference in a food or industrial biotechnology operation.
Strong leadership and change management skills with high attention and track record on people safety, ethics, agility, accountability, transparency, talent development. Experience supervising people.
Manufacturing experience which includes exposure to SHE, Quality, Food safety, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement systems and tools.
Experience in managing a legal entity in Germany.
Food Safety/Quality experience preferred.
Language: German, English
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