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United States, Rancho Dominguez, CA, Adhesive Technologies

Director of Plant Operations


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

Your Role

  • Direct and manage the plant operations for production, engineering, quality, and supply chain.
  • Lead the transformation of the Rancho Dominguez site into a Henkel Center of Excellence for the production of adhesives for electronic applications.
  • Lead and develop staff including selection, recruitment, hiring, training, mentoring, coaching, and motivating employees.
  • Coordinate plant activities with departmental managers/supervisors to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a safe, ethical, and environmentally sound manner.
  • Actively support and enforce the plant’s SHE standards.
  • Lead by example and maintain high standards to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and company rules and regulations.
  • Review plant goals and metrics against various quality, customer and regulatory standards and requirements to ensure consistency, compliance, and continuous improvement.
  • Manage capital assets, including optimization and maintenance of capital productivity, capacity planning, expansion, & preventative maintenance.
  • Prepare and manage budgets with the goal of annual cost reductions without sacrificing safety, quality or service.
  • Implement cost effective systems for capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages, and salaries.
  • Identify areas for improvement and develop appropriate continuous improvement action plans.
  • Coordinate and ensure that the Rancho Dominguez site goals and initiatives are consistent with the NA Adhesives Operations and AE Business teams.
  • Maintain regular and proactive communication both within the Rancho Dominguez site and within the AE management team.
  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or other technical discipline
  • 7-12 years’ experience with a combination of technical and production assignments preferred.
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process and continuous improvement programs and procedures.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing techniques and Six Sigma initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of all Health, Safety and Environmental standards, particularly related to personnel and process safety, air, waste, and water compliance.
  • Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 19000362
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


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