Site Manager

  • Post Date: 13th May 2019
  • Apply Before: 31st July 2019
  • Applications 0
Job Overview

Mission of the role:

To achieve a World Class operations unit which meets the requirements of Sherwin-Williams. To grow the manufacturing capabilities and capacity of the site and look beyond barriers to provide solutions.



  • Deliver consistent, reliable operations of all site activities including the production, quality, engineering and supply chain departments
  • Maintain facility environmental, health and safety compliance and improvement initiatives
  • Manage manufacturing expenses, and prepare and implement budgets
  • Champion the manufacturing strategy for the Deeside site. Act as a change agent and continue to foster a high performance safety culture
  • Develop and lead the overall production and manufacturing strategy in the plant, including operating reviews, facility plan, forecasts, safety, and budgets. Be responsible for plant performance results with the goal of achieving agreed production targets at the site
  • Plan, organise, and direct all aspects of plant operation including production resource planning, engineering, technology development and application, material management, quality of products and capital management
  • Provide leadership across the site to develop a continuous improvement culture and lead initiatives to achieve operational excellence in safety, people, quality, to the relevant parties across the site while ensuring safety as well as ensure internal compliance to global corporate manufacturing standards. Approve, audit, and enforce site standards, policies and principles, and make sure they are understood. Ensure site is in full regulatory compliance with appropriate government authorities
  • Manage overall plant budget. Develop and maintain effective cost controls for plant operations. Define and plan capital expenditure requirements for plant infrastructure. Prioritise project portfolio for your budget year in alignment with Packaging business objectives. Multi-task between diverse demands on a daily basis
  • Use up to date knowledge of best in class manufacturing standards to interpret into practical application best safety practices in the process industry and drive corrective actions as needed
  • Act as the liason with finance, sales and technical groups to assist in product commercialisation in support of the strategic regional business growth plans. Be comfortable operating effectively within a multi-national organisation. Communicate effectively and credibly across all levels of the organisation to enable the site to achieve ambitious plant objectives
  • Develop, communicate, lead, and allocate resources and ensure commitment to the business measures/goals require for success through strong influencing skills within the technical and business internal and external communities to ensure business objectives are met
  • Use leadership abilities to drive change. Focus on team building, personnel development, and communication


  • Chemical plant experience with production management
  • Knowledge in Resin coatings
  • A proven track record driving strong safety cultures, leading this by personal example, and proactively seeking to continuously improve safety cultures and behaviours
  • Strong organisaitonal and project management skills with a successful track record implementing complex projects to schedule and budget
  • A broad technical background with significant business expertise in order to effectively analyse and make complex decisions
  • Experience in a new product development scale up process would be advantageous
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methods and tools advantageous – having already worked in an organisation focused on continuous improvement and implementing best practices
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification to Green Belt or higher standard advantageous
  • A successful track record of proven solid analytical and problem solving skills with an inherent ability to identify root cause
  • Demonstrated strong self-initiative, sense of urgency and internal and external customer relationship building skills
  • Be able to communicate assertively, effectively, and credibly across all levels of the organisation to ensure consistency and delivery of the manufacturing message across the local Liverpool and regional organisation. Be comfortable presenting information (preparing reports, rationale and recommendations clearly and concisely) to a variety of audiences
  • Possess strength of character to proactively intervene when critical information is lacking in order to ensure plant objectives are met
  • Proven experience managing and developing team talent
  • Prior experience operative effectively within a multi-national organisation
  • Fluency in English

Job Detail
  • SalaryTBC
  • ExperienceSee requirements
  • QualificationsBachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or other engineering/scientific field, or equivalent