Polymer Process Technology Manager

Polymer Process Technology Manager

We are now looking for a new Polymer Process Technology Manager to be placed at one of our sites in Europe (Sweden/UK/Spain).

Job Purpose

The Polymer Process Technology Manager position is responsible for developing, deploying and maintaining the Technology & Engineering standards related to polymer coatings operations.

  • Establish & run Reference Group(s) to engage regional & site
stakeholders in creation, validation and cascading of operations centric standards
  • Be the technology licensor in large polymer coating investment projects;
supporting project teams in high level design and technology selection
  • Partner with procurement function and key suppliers to benefit from
economies of scale, establish common equipment standards/specifications and drive a common development/innovation program for key equipment
  • Lead scoping, piloting and development of innovative technology or
equipment solutions for polymer coating operations, establishing basis of design, design and operating principles, equipment requirements and outline business cases, culminating in a repeatable codified standard for deployment across the network
  • Build technology & engineering standard understanding &
capabilities across the organization through facilitation of best practice transfer and communication via the Reference Group(s) and stakeholders

This is a permanent position starting as soon as possible. You will report to Engineering & Technology Excellence Director and will be placed at one of our sites in Spain/Sweden/UK/Germany, what best suits you.

Key Accountabilities

Develop, communicate and maintain the Engineering & Technology standards required to drive excellence in polymer coatings manufacturing operations
  • Ensure the standards are operations centric and address the needs of all
sites by establishing and leading Reference Group(s) of key stakeholders; detailing the key safety, quality and sustainability aspects while ensuring the right balance of value for money and total cost of ownership
  • Drive the Continuous Improvement of established standards, in line with
business needs, safety requirements, sustainability goals and identified standard specific KPI's; i.e OEE, RFT, Material Efficiency, Energy...
  • Develop and drive innovation and development plans with identified key
suppliers to deliver process improvement, innovation and cost reductions
  • Support and guide the implementation of the standards across the polymer
coatings network by acting as technology licensor and by coaching local project/engineering teams
  • Participate in site master planning sessions to define 3 – 5 years
development plans and embed leading edge technology where applicable
  • Lead the validation of new technology and the first introduction of new
standards to achieve a repeatable, proven and scalable solution

Education & Experience

  • 10 years of experience in manufacturing (project management,
maintenance/engineering & operations management), ideally with experience in polymer processing
  • Technical university degree in Chemical, Process or Mechanical
  • Work experience as a technical manager and/or operations management
  • A data driven, continuous improvement mindset with strong analytical
  • Strong skills in project planning and execution in an international
  • Ability to multitask and lead change in challenging times
  • Excellent problem solving and risk management skills
  • Coaching and influencing skills in a matrix organization
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)

Why should you
work at AkzoNobel?

With us at AkzoNobel you are met by a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where we work together with a focus on innovation and sustainability, to achieve the goal of being a world leader in the colour industry. Diversity enriches our workplaces, and we work actively together with our employees to make them feel comfortable and develop. We work strategically to become a better employer. This result, among other things, in that we are appointed to one of Sweden's Career Companies and have received Top Employer certification 2022. We offer you an international working environment where you get to take on rewarding and challenging tasks that broaden your horizons and develop you in your role. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues who share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

Your application

We welcome people from
all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, take the plunge and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us!

Since the manager is
English speaking please write your application in English, others will be rejected. We review the applications continuously.

Please apply your
application here https://careers.akzonobel.com/job-invite/19988/

For more information
about the role and recruitment process, please contact Christina
Borin, Talent Acquisition Lead Nordics, christina.borin@akzonobel.com
Mer info
Område Malmö stad
Yrkesroll Teknik & Ingenjör
Typ av anställning Heltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Sista ansökningsdag 27 aug 2022 (20 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

AkzoNobel supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That's why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world class portfolio of brands – including International, Interpon, Nordsjö and Sikkens – are trusted by customers around the globe. We're active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It's what you'd expect from a pioneering paints company that's committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.