Manufacturing & Energy leader – Production and Energy
Brussels, Belgium
5 dagen geleden

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets.

Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability.

Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.

Within the Excellence Center at Solvay, you will work hand in hand with our major business units to drive excellence in their day to day operations.

The Excellence Center combines the expertise of 85 professionals, from Manufacturing & Energy, Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Experience, to Demand Management and last but not least Digital.

As talent incubator of the group, our mission is to boost the career and development of our people. Typically people join the Excellence center for 2-

3 years, work on various and diverse projects to get exposure with different businesses, and then when the moment is right move into one of Solvay’s business units.

As part of the Manufacturing and Energy team, your focus will be on the production sites, helping them to boost their productivity, optimise their processes and reduce energy consumption.

If that sounds exciting, challenging, fun, please have a look at the detailed job description below and let us know if you are interested?

Our team is looking forward to hearing from you and engaging with you through a first round of interviews.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

MISSION : Within the Excellence center (EC), you integrate the Energy Efficiency domain to support the group to create more value and achieve his goal of 1MT CO2 reduction.

As Manufacturing & Energy Leader - you support operationally the production sites by making good use of your soft skills, technical knowledge, EC methods and tools during all the steps of a transformation.

Within a project team, you deliver clear recommendations to improve competitiveness of the plants, reduce energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions.

Your task make good usage of the combination of technical data analysis and practical field observations. You will support the site for the implementation phase and ensure the build up of site capabilities.MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Plan, prepare, organize, staff and lead Manufacturing Excellence Diagnostics in production sites leveraging the 3 pillars of EC methodologies (Technical, Performance Management, Mindset & Behavior) and EC toolbox (e.
  • g. Energy loss bridge, Energy load curves, VSM, online OEE tracking, action tracking, Problem Solving (incl. Lean, 6sigma, etc.))

  • Coach site and GBU Excellence Leaders in the organization of the Design phases
  • Propose & hands on support of projects execution within the business unit
  • Define critical KPIs on energy (but also safety, production and quality). Coach the implementation of performance boards (white or digital boards) at shift, daily and weekly levels
  • Coordinate regular Steering Committee to ensure alignment on on-going impact of transformations with key stakeholders
  • Ensure sufficient focus on sustainability of improvements through providing training / skill building of change leaders within business
  • Sharing of best practices in Manufacturing and Energy area and disseminate knowledge
  • Education and Experience

  • Master Degree in mechanical / chemical engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years in an industrial manufacturing environment, energy background is a plus
  • Skills

  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong analytical skills (experience with data analysis such as Lean 6 Sigma would be highly appreciated)
  • Leadership, impact and influence skills and a first concluding experience in change management is required
  • Project Management skills
  • Achievement drive
  • Full proficiency in English, knowledge of German is a plus
  • Additional Information

    This position is based in Brussels and will report to M&E Energy Efficiency Manager


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