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Regional Operational Excellence Specialist

Company: Huntsman
Location: Geismar
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:Regional Operational Excellence Specialist (Geismar, Louisiana)Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 9,000 associates within our four distinct business divisions.Huntsman offers unsurpassed opportunities to build a successful future. Our diverse portfolio creates a range of career fields including manufacturing, research and development, technical services, sales and marketing, customer service - and the list goes on.Here, you can make an impact and make a difference. Come join us.Huntsman's Purchasing-Americas Division is searching for a Regional Operational Excellence Specialist for our growing business based out of Geismar, Louisiana The main objective is to establish and support a continuous improvement culture at multiple manufacturing sites within the Americas Region. Working as part of a Global Excellence Team this will be done by conducting regular assessments and providing guidance to sites and business leadership on how to embed and sustain Lean Manufacturing principals (5s, standard working practices, performance board metrics, etc.) and how to continue the development of these in line with business growth plans. This person will be the main point of contact regionally for queries and escalation points from the manufacturing groups while also working as part of a Global team to support the development of the PU Operational Excellence culture in line with business expectations.In summary, as the Regional Operational Excellence Specialist, you will be:Regional Operational Excellence Specialist

  • Conduct all duties in compliance with all Huntsman Corporate and Huntsman Polyurethanes EHS, Business Conduct Policies, guidelines, and the local site lifesaving rules at all times.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring of LEAN manufacturing methodologies to all sites to ensure that the techniques and mindset become established across the workforce.
  • Carry out rigorous diagnostics to define improvement opportunities supported by data analysis. This may include Kaizen events, value stream mapping, and other loss analyses.
  • Ensure the development and long-term sustainability of a LEAN manufacturing program to meet business targets through development and execution of focused improvement plans.
  • Support and develop the organization's performance measurement system through the Tiers of leadership from plant / shop floor to the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Identify opportunities and develop and execute improvement plans to achieve site targets.Education
    • The ideal candidate should have a degree qualification in an Engineering discipline with 10+ years' experience combined in site engineering management and continuous improvement roles within the Chemical, Automotive or General Manufacturing sectors.
    • Formal qualification in Six Sigma or internally trained in any Lean/CI program (TPM, Lean Six Sigma, Opex etc.)Skills & Knowledge
      • The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of how to capture, promote and implement continuous improvement initiatives which deliver cost savings and boost production efficiency within a manufacturing business.
      • The candidate must have excellent communication skills to influence and engage at shop floor and senior management / director level and be confident in leading cross functional teams in a remote capacity.
      • The candidate must have the ability to manage a diverse project portfolio as well as be able to set priorities in a complex environment.
      • Innovative and creative mindset with the ability to deliver solutions and generate new ideas and approaches with local manufacturing teams.
      • Fluency in English plus working proficiency in Spanish would be highly desirable.
      • The candidate should be confident working in a remote / regional based role which can periodically involve significant (+50%) travel within the region.The candidate must have an unrestricted right to work for Huntsman in the United States.Huntsman is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation and/or expression or any other characteristic protected by law in every location in which we have facilities national or local. Please refer to for Company's Data Privacy and Protection information. All unsolicited resumes presented by recruitment agencies are treated as pro bono information or service. Huntsman is aware of a scam involving fraudulent job offers. Huntsman does not makejob offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview. Please be advised that emails from Huntsman always end in "" and that any job offer that requires payment or requires you to deposit a check is likely a scam. If you have questions about any open positions at Huntsman, please visit our Careers website at .Additional Locations:The Woodlands, Texas

Keywords: Huntsman, Baton Rouge , Regional Operational Excellence Specialist, Other , Geismar, Louisiana

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