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Operations lead - Botlek

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Job ID 204189 Date posted 05/23/2022 Location : Rotterdam, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Operations lead will provide strategic operational oversight for all production and operating processes for the tropical vegetable oil refinery in Rotterdam Botlek. The Operations Lead directly supports the Plant Superintendent to ensure all areas of responsibilities meet business and plant standards for safety, compliance with laws and regulations, quality, operational effectiveness and reliability, on time in full delivery of our customers, continuous improvement and financial performance.

The tropical vegetable oil refinery in Rotterdam Botlek is a “Most Complex Plant” consisting of 5 refinery lines, 3 fractionation units, 6 hydrogenation units, a blending section, a tank storage facility (+/- 170 tanks), 4 truck loading stations, 1 truck unloading station, a jetty to load and discharge sea vessels, coasters and barges and the necessary utility- and infrastructure.

Key Accountabilities

•    Lead and ensure all production and operating facilities operate safely and in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety and environmental programs standards and goals.
•    Oversee the execution of consistent and quality product while driving reliability centered manufacturing operations.
•    Responsible for strategy execution, management and compliance of capital and operating budgets and oversee the strategy of capital investment projects and spending.
•    Lead and own strategic implementation results of operational efficiency programs.
•    Champion a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operationally sound, safe and efficient.
•    Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
•    The Operations Lead is the direct back-up of the Plant Superintendent in case of unavailability of the Plant Superintendent.


Minimum Qualifications
•    A master or bachelor degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, bio-chemical engineering, electrical engineering (or similar)
•    At least 10 years’ experience in an operational/production environment
•    Proven leadership skills
•    Excellent interpersonal skills 
•    Knowledge of country and local regulations
•    Operational excellence knowledge
•    Budgeting and operations planning experience

Preferred Qualifications
•    Three years of supervisory experience
•    Knowledge of systems like BBS, HAZOP, ISO, GMP, RCM
•    Good at prioritizing and meeting challenging deadlines
•    Able to make tough decisions
•    Getting things done mentality
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Fluent in Dutch and English.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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