Area Manager - SO

Company Name:
FMC Corp
Company Overview:
The Lithium Division is looking for an Area Manager - SO. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Specialty organics circuit. The imcumbent will lead and manage all activities to ensure safe plant operations, effective planning, and regulatory compliance in the manufacturing of various chemical products maintaining high standards for product quality and responsiveness to customer needs and production requirements. In addition, this individuals will be responsible for optimizing cross-functional support within responsibility area including Maintenance, Engineering and Technical resources. The Area Manager - SO will play a key leadership role in all efforts to continuously improve operations in their area of responsibility as well as site-wide.
Leads EHS efforts in the circuit safety team, promoting a safety culture that is fully compliant with site, corporate and regulatory standards. Sponsors safe activities and seen as a leader in EHS within both their area and plant-wide
Drive KPI Measurement, Root Cause Analysis, Lessons Learned and Continuous Improvement of their area
Leads and participates in formal incident investigations identifying root causes, tracks the appropriate corrective actions, and ensures implementation to improve safety and environmental performance in the area
Provides input and information to Corporate EHS function to ensure Corporate and site functions are aligned, compliant and continuously improving
Direct accountability for all 14 elements of Process Safety Management (PSM)
Business Support
Establish an effective area management system (ECS) to drive daily and weekly area performance
Establish work and capacity standards to support planning and scheduling of area activities
Validate and commit to weekly and monthly shipping schedules as developed in the S&OP Process
Integrated scheduling and coordination with other site functions and departments
Effectively aligns activities with short-term S&OP plans, and Lithium division long-term strategies in order to meet financial and operating objectives
Coordinates the preparation of the capital plan for the area, and its incorporation into the overall Site Capital Plan. Sets priorities for the plans execution
Interfaces with others in various parts of the organization to ensure existing and future customer requirements are met. These include Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, R&D, Quality Control, Transportation, Accounting and other FMC sites
Responsible to assure coordination and communication with Maintenance and Engineering departments to support production
Responsible for suggesting and implementing innovative solutions and changes to procedure and policy to ensure continual quality of work and product
Develop and direct employees in a proactive manner by fostering both individual employee contributions and development and cooperative teamwork, motivating toward total quality performance and exercising effective communication
Formally appraise the performance and behavior of direct reports and provide appropriate feedback on both a continuous informal and formal basis
Actively engage in the development of junior professionals; serve as a mentoring resource for the plant
Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
Responsible for overall recruiting process in the area which includes interviewing, hiring, and training employees
Responsible for planning, assigning, and directing work of direct reports and in some cases their direct reports
Responsible for recognizing the need to reward employees
Responsible to addressing complaints, resolving problems and in some cases discipline employees
Prepare financial forecasts and budgets. Forecast and control expenses, raw materials, packaging materials, product inventories, and efficiencies. Initiate and implement operational plans to ensure forecasts, budgets and customer requirements are met
Confer with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered
Ensure area is in compliance for all regulatory and process training
Approve MOC and communicate changes
Required Education:
A four year degree in Engineering, preferably Chemical Engineering
Five to eight years manufacturing management experience in assignments of increasing responsibility
Management experience must include exposure to production and process functions, PSM covered process and have worked in a Management Operating System environment (preferred)
General working knowledge of plant engineering, human resources practices, quality assurance practices, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Process Capability (Cpk)
Six Sigma Green Belt certified
Sales Inventory and Operations Planning
Environmental management
Experience in Manufacturing software, Project Management software, Human Resources systems; MS Office
Job Specific Competencies:
Action Oriented
Command Skills
Customer Focus
Developing Direct Reports
Technical/Functional Skills
Drive for Results
Strategic Agility
Building Effective Teams
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
EEO Statement
FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.
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