Process Manager - UK

Permanent employment / North Ferriby, United Kingdom

Process Manager - UK


Job main responsibilities

​Constant improvement of production manufacturing process and product quality through regular audit of the plant production process, continuous training & coaching plant operators, development of process checks and spread the use of Standard Operating Procedures with high respect of safety, environment and cost.

  • To safeguard the production processes Health and Safety aspects for all UK plants in term of safe operational practices (safety process thresholds, operators process set-points, etc.​)
  • To constantly develop the process operation knowledge as well as excellence practices aiming for a high degree of competence and autonomy of Omya UK key production personnel.
  • To maximise Omya UK plant process efficiency by conducting regular audits and follow the recommendations implementation.
  • Regularly review the operator targets in relation to safe operation practice and conduct test/simulations to test the operational functionality.
  • Regularly review the operational health and safety standards compliance linked to process operations as well as generation of safe conditions for any intervention.
  • Ensure the H&S permit system is fully in use, maintaining a rigorous monitoring on daily basis.
  • Design and implement a clear competency development programme for the control room operators and regularly evaluate their progress in relation to efficiency in process operation.​ 
  • Oversee the production operation practices, regularly improving the standard operating procedures.
  • To manage the production control room operator’s performance (define personal objectives, teams KPIs, regular progress monitoring, etc.)
  • To actively support the plant in process troubleshooting, proposing recommendations and follow-up on their implementation. Also, lead the RCA analysis for process and product quality related incidents/events.
  • To perform mini-audits of specific areas of the manufacturing process to evaluate the gaps in performance and propose recommendations.
  • To define the process operations targets, monitor the gaps and act in timely manner to reduce/remove the deviations.

Candidate profile requirements

  • Must have at least 10 years' experience in leading process department.
  • Proven experience implementing new techniques and improvement solutions associated with the continuous process optimisation​​
  • Knowledge of dry and wet grinding process.
  • Coaching skills and ability to transfer knowledge and know-how
  • Knowledge in the use of necessary computer software.
  • Problem solving skills to identify and correct plant issues and deficiencies.
  • Organisation, routine and rigor, and analytical skills.
  • Able to work in a team as well as individually.
  • Must be equally effective in communication with senior management and operation level employees.
  • Chemical Engineer Degree or equivalent