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Senior Operations Analyst

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Job ID ROT00537 Date posted 03/15/2021 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 Operation Analyst will partner closely with the plant manager, operation supervisor, accounting and finance team and financial planning and analysis team to conduct continuous improvement activities in the operation space playing a key role in meeting the plant commitments and the operations business plan related to the assigned site.This position will be located at one of key plants, the Botlek, Rotterdam and will have two direct reports. 
 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Coordinate and perform the plant performance analysis, the plant performance dialogue and variance analysis and control.
  • Minimizes the Refinery Unexplained Loss by running and tracking optimization projects and initiatives involving multiple functions, by putting in place corrective actions and tracking their deployment, in a proactive and preventive way, in regards to the future development of the business operations
  • Own actual, budget and forecast of the plant key performance indicators, putting processes in place for their accurate and timely reporting.
  • Analyze trends and recent developments of the plant key performance indicators and proactively inform the decision makers to collaboratively drive corrective actions to prevent losses and maximize gains.
  • Continuously search for improvements by smart utilization of data and present recommendations to plant management for the development of new accelerated continuous improvement initiatives ensuring they are deployed and savings are captured by the business.
  • Act as the champion at the site by developing the site programs to embed improvement processes and propose the format for portfolio review including, frequency and feedback process and develop how new ideas are gathered, allocated and progressed.
  • Lead the operational controls at the site working towards full compliance with operational policies.
  • Support the various environmental health and safety programs and initiatives as well as the governmental, legal, environmental reporting and ad-hoc requests, questions or projects and support plant audits.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Understanding of the Dutch language is required 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Understanding of business and manufacturing excellence methodology and programs.
  • Minimum 1 year of management experience 
  • 5+ years in plant or factory related positions 
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with senior internal stakeholders 
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean Six Sigma trainings / qualifications
  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Power BI
Our Offer
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will 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:  
Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more https://careers.cargill.com/diversity/
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