MPD&Q Global Platform Manager

Job ID: R00098119

Category: Supply Chain

Location: Fresno, TX

MPD&Q Global Platform Manager

Ecolab is adding into its portfolio the $1 billion Downstream business.  The Downstream chemical portfolio provides solutions for Refining & Petrochemical process treatments, fuel additives, and water treatment.  Aligning and maintaining a strong quality structure, culture, and optimizing Quality and Process Technologies will play a critical role in the success of the new organization. The Materials, Process, Delivery, and Quality (MPD&Q) group is responsible for leading these continual improvement activities. 

This newly created position will provide global project and portfolio leadership.  The successful candidate will lead global teams to achieve that optimization by combining their knowledge and skills in Quality, process engineering, technology, and analytics.  The location of this role is geographically flexible.  Location options include but are not limited to the divisional headquarters in Naperville, IL, a major production facility in Fresno, TX, or in select overseas locations.   This is a global role and will require local and international travel.

This associate will report directly to the Nalco Water MPDQ Global Platform Director.  This associate will have a dotted line to the Operational Business Leader (OBL) for Downstream.

Location Information: The location of this position is flexible. Ideal candidate could be based out of Naperville, the Houston area (Sugar Land/Fresno) or other larger Nalco Water operations domestically or internationally.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop future global strategies for the key product platform you own, defining improved Equipment and Operational Standards that can optimize future safety, efficiency, quality, and costs.
  • Deployment and roll out of global manufacturing best practices through collaboration with RD&E and regional plants.
  • Support the global planning for capital investments and strategy in all regions with respect to technology systems and platforms.
  • Personally lead large scale projects delivering significant impact for the company.
  • Work with a global team to drive the execution of a portfolio of projects.  The projects in the portfolio will standardize best practices, deliver new technology into the plants, improve OPE, Quality, process capabilities, yield, and profitability.
  • Lead Value Stream mapping exercises at an enterprise level and train others for local deployment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline; engineering preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E, Quality)
  • 3+ years’ experience leading the deployment of process technology projects (new process/product introductions, quality improvements, capital project management, Lean six sigma, APQP, and portfolio management)
  • 3+ years leadership of a product line in a manufacturing / pilot plant environment
  • No immigration sponsorship available

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced technical degree
  • Chemical Engineering or Chemistry background
  • 12+ years’ experience in technology management role (supply chain engineering, process development, platform management, RD&E, Quality)
  • Prior experience manufacturing chemistries supporting Refining & Petrochemical process treatments, fuel additives, and water treatment
  • 3+ years leadership of a product line in a manufacturing / pilot plant environment
  • Background in large project management and direct experience in developing financial justification for investments
  • Experience managing technology for a commercial enterprise
  • Lean Six Sigma Black belt or Master Black belt
  • 8+ years’ experience in a wide range of polymer and chemical processes
  • Significant experience with Value Stream Mapping

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies Ranked #3 in Chemicals Industry
2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies, 12th Consecutive Year
CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, #8
The Best Employers for Diversity, #7 in Business Supplies & Services
World Environment Center’s 2018 Gold Medal for Sustainable Development
Military Times Best for Vets
Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, 100% Corporate Equality Index
2017 North America Index

Benefits we offer

Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families.

We offer benefits to support our associates’ health and wellness, such as healthcare and time-away policies. We also offer benefits designed to promote our associates’ financial well-being, including short- and long-term financial incentives and retirement income and planning.

Specific offerings may vary by location. For more detailed information, please speak with your recruiter.

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My Impact Is...

…helping transform our organization to enable growth.

…inspiring future generations of leaders.

…making sure all the technology connections work as they are supposed to.