Manager Technical and Continous Improvement
Genk, Belgium
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From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers.

Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefin, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets.

Manager Technical and Continuous Improvement

DEPARTMENT SABIC Genk is a world-class compounding facility located in Genk, Belgium. At the site, Polypropylene Compounds and STAMAX are produced at 5 lines and new grades are developed in the Compounding Innovation Center.

As manager Technical & Continuous improvement, you are part of the Management Team of Site Genk and responsible for continuous development of our assets and its product portfolio.

In strong collaboration with Operations, Maintenance, Logistics, T&I, Business and SCM, you will be in the heart of the growth of our site.


  • Joint responsibility for overall performance of the site as a member of the MT Site Genk
  • Leading a multidisciplinary team of engineers and developing them in their knowledge and performance according to corporate standards and requirements
  • Refining of reliable and safe window of operation within the legal / regulatory and corporate requirements (e.g. EHSS, sustainability)
  • Development and implementation of asset management strategies (short- and long-term) to fulfil internal and external Business requirements, legal / regulatory requirements, performance / condition targets derived from company vision, mission or strategy and asset life plans.
  • The performance requirements set the standard for safe and reliable operation against optimum cost contributing to producing product at the right quality, on time and fulfilling life span regulatory and corporate requirements.

  • Development of the overall CAPEX investment plan for Site Genk.
  • Review and analysing asset performance (via e.g. RCA) to provide the feedback loop necessary for continuous improvement (i.
  • e. loss accounting, performance killers, repeated failure)

  • Development and implementation of continuous improvement based on or safety risk assessment matrix.
  • Responsible to fulfil all legal / process safety (PVA, HAZOP, RIE, MOC, ATEX) requirements in relation to process and technical engineering.
  • Responsible for quality management systems ISO9001 and IATF 16949
  • Responsibility as primary asset contact for T&I, AMP and E&PM
  • Responsible member of the related Value team.
  • Responsible for development of a continuous improvement culture (e.g. via best practises, lean etc). Ensure the effective use and its improvement of manufacturing work processes.
  • Leading cross-site projects to improve the efficiency. Organize the contribution in corporate driven initiatives.

  • Responsible for leading the Compounding Innovation Center.

  • Preferably Master degree in Chemical Engineering (for production assets)
  • Managerial Training on subjects as Leadership, Coaching and Communication
  • 10 to 15 year experience in Petrochemical Industry, preferably in the field of Manufacturing
  • Experience with HAZOP, TRIPOD / RCA
  • Project management experience
  • Familiar with SHE regulations, Law and Legislation
  • Knowledge (basic) of Engineering rules
  • Experience in Manufacturing Excellence work processes
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills
  • Competencies; Strategical thinking, People management skills, Decision-making abilities, Planning and organizational skills, Focus on Success and Strong verbal communication skills

    At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish : fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need.

    As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits.

    You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are among the best in the Petrochemical industry.

    Furthermore, you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

    Information for Recruitment Agencies :

    Sabic as well as all related entities (in the following Sabic) do not accept any candidate submission from unsolicited third parties.

    Candidates presented by unsolicited third parties (such as recruitment agencies, head hunters etc.), will not be entered into the recruitment process and will not be considered further.

    Further on, no contractual relationship will result out of such a submission between Sabic and a third party. Sabic is not obligated nor willing to pay any fee to third parties submitting candidates in this manner.

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    Sabic (the Group) are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities to all prospective employees within the recruitment process.

    The Group complies with and supports all national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination. Please note that the Group is supported by Serendi for Talent Acquisition Services.

    As their Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider Serendi is exclusively in charge of the above-mentioned position. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of the Group.

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