Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Position Purpose & Summary
The Deputy Plant Manager will:
manage company assets (the plant), plant employees, and contractors within all applicable laws and procedures while meeting or exceeding location, business group and corporate objectives;
provide leadership, technical knowledge and operational experience toward achieving safety performance, costs, operating efficiencies, quality products, engaged, high performing employees, and
providing service to customers equal to, or better than the best in our industry;
advocate and support continuous improvement, and innovation, whilst creating a climate where innovation is recognized and thrives;
is reponsible for production, maintenance, EHS and energy department in collaboration with respective managers
act as back-up of the Plant & Site manager
Responsible for all plant operational tasks to ensure safe operations, optimum utilization of raw material, assets and personnel through careful employment of all available resources;
Provide a safe working environment through safety training, sound house-keeping practices and process safety according to legislation and Cargill standards, ensure proper preparation,coordination and approval of all critical permits;
Execute and champion Cargill foodsafety, environment, health and safety policies in plant operations. Participate in investigation for all incidents, act as Root cause Analysis (RCA)leader for certain incidents;
Prepare and manage the operational budget. Track expenditures in each area, make adjustments to control costs as needed, and communicate progress to all relevant stakeholders.
Measure employee engagement and develop actions to create a motivated and productive workforce according to Business Group and Company expectations
Coordinate with the management team cross-departmental stop planning (needed for maintenance, execution of the investment projects, etc);
Lead guiding/coaching new managers
Leadership in annual planning for the plant, set standards, goals and priorities based on the Functional/Group business plan. Track results through balanced scorecards and communicate results with employees;
Provide regular (weekly & monthly) reports to the Plant & Site manager.
EHS & Energy Related
Support the EHS manager and the Energy manager in order to deploy proactive initiatives and measures which will contribute to raise the maturity level of the site in matter of EHS and energy efficiency
Contribute to achieve zero incident for health & safety and environment
Contribute to improve energy efficiency on site
Support the production manager to meet quality specifications and customer requirements through proper employee training, leadership and process measurement and control
Provide coaching and support for production manager with the aim to facilitate a successful plant efficiency improvement;
Actively promote and facilitates close cooperation (a) between Production, Quality and M&R in order to ensure and improve operational reliability, product quality, people engagement and (b) with other locations to ensure exchange of experience/best practices.
Support the production manager for the development of training plans for operators
Anticipate on, recognize and take action for events/situations that could adversely affect production efficiencies and provide experienced support for:
Trouble shooting, preparation and execution of improvement projects
Implementation of leading practices in terms of production cost control (f.e. yield, supplies, packaging materials)
Identification of operator development opportunities and development of improvement plans
Reliability Excellence related:
Support the Maintenance & Reliability (M&R) manager to monitor general maintenance of plant equipment to achieve an highly reliable plant
Provide coaching and support for the M&R manager with the aim to ensure and improve operational reliability though on-time maintenance activities execution, Work-Flow Process management and proper utilization of Cargill maintenance and reliability practices (tools and technics);
Keep abreast of technical developments by maintaining contact with other Cargill plants, suppliers and study of relevant literature.
Support the M&R manager to provide experienced support for:
Integration of Maintenance Team in the CCC Maintenance & Reliability (M&R) organization (encouraging networking with peers)
Implementation of best practices in the area of M&R
The selection and hiring process for a new maintenance personnel
Provide cross-departmental support between production, utility, maintenance and the project team with the aim to facilitate smooth integration of the upcoming investment projects
Interfacing between production and project teams including coordination of production related resources and communication according to respective project stages, f.e. construction and erection, commissioning, startup, normal operation.
Oversee other smaller projects and establish MOC framework for the project execution phase
Technical education (Bachelor, preferably Master in Engineering/Science in Mechanics, Process engineering)
English in word and writing
French in word and writing
10 years’ experience in plant operations in management positions
Production experience is a must, preferably combined with maintenance and/or project experience
Preferably several years’ experience in food branch
Good understanding of agro-food or similar processes