The position reports directly to the SVP Supply Chain Global Industrial and indirectly to the VP of Global MPDQ.
The scope of the role includes technical support of 10 Chemical facilities in North America, another 20 other global facilities, 6 Equipment Plants, and 20 third party producers that support all business units of the company. Size of the business is around $7 billion.
Materials, Process and Delivery (MPD)
- Innovation & Technical Transfer
Engaging in product and process development practices with a strong focus on product transfer and scale up while collaborating with RD&E, Corporate Engineering, and Regulatory Affairs. Driving design excellence for new product introductions within the Phase Gate process, and existing plant-to-plant transfers.
- Technical Platform Execution
Technical leadership for commercialization of new product processes and technology platforms with safety, quality and compliance as priority followed closely by efficiency. Execution of global strategy for process platforms. Ongoing gap assessment and capital planning to address deficiencies in compliance to process standards and driving continuous improvement in process reliability and performance.
- Plant Process Engineers guidance
Project work and training. Owning the body of work for the NA region and linking with the network of regional MPD associates globally and with the global technology platform leaders in MPD.
Identifying, developing pipeline, prioritizing, aligning and executing material savings through plant level engineers. Investigating ideas for material flows in the plants. Coordinating cross-functional efforts and execution to unlock material savings from new materials, substitutions, alternatives, and supplier changes.
Drive World Class Quality performance across the global Industrial business.Implementing a rigorous continuous improvement culture through global Quality systems and programs in North America and in conjunction with Regional MPDQ leaders, supply chain Regulatory Affairs, RD&E, and Business leadership globally. Identify and eliminate root causes of quality issues and implementing process changes to prevent and resolve them. Guarantee failsafe processes through robust product and process design, enabled by leading edge digital analytics.Providing overall leadership for relevant ISO compliance at locations supported.
- University Degree or equivalent preferably in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field
- Past experience leading and running global initiatives.
- A minimum of 12 years experience with five in a related industry. The experience should be in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, or RD&E
- Experience in Process Engineering and Process Development
- Experience in a manufacturing facility
- Experience implementing Quality Systems in a multinational company
- Hands on experience with working in line engineering or manufacturing roles utilizing TPM, Lean, and or Six Sigma.
- Leadership expertise in TPM, Lean, and/or Six Sigma.
- Global Strategic Leadership experience at a multinational company.
- English fluency
- Able to lead and motivate direct and indirect reports in multiple countries
- Worked effectively in a matrix organization, using influencing skills as well as command and control as needed to ensure regional excellence and global leverage
- Demonstrates a track record of geographically disperse and empowered teams.
- A history of Recruiting and retaining high performing individuals and develops successors for key positions
Building Relationships and Using Influence
- Influences strategically and persuades tactfully to obtain desired outcomes, whilst maintaining effective, positive, organizational relationships
- Builds and maintains relationships with HQ-based senior leaders, brings executive presence and can manage through others to ensure adherence to the highest quality standards
- Serve on both the Global MPDQ and Industrial Supply Chain leadership teams as an active thought leader and contributor to growth strategies and effective talent plans
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.