Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel / Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442.
In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas : Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings.
Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars : focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
One of Clariant's focus is on progress and innovation based on the sustainable use of renewable resources. sunliquid(R) is an innovative biotechnological process for manufacturing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as cereal straw, corn stover or sugarcane bagasse.
Since July 2012, Clariant has been operating a pre-commercial plant in Straubing, producing up to 1,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol from around 4,500 metric tons of raw materials every year while improving and optimizing the process during that time.
As a next step, Clariant is currently realizing a first-of-its-kind plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol in Southern Romania -
Craiova. The whole sunliquid(R) process chain will be covered, therefore combining mechanical, thermal and biotechnological process steps in an integrated innovative setup.
This plant will be the first in the world commercially producing cellulosic ethanol using sunliquid(R) technology.
For our Business Line Biofuels & DerivativesTeam in Romania - Craiova. We are seeking an experienced Site Manager (f / m) to be located in Romania.
You will report to the Head of Operations and coordinate technology, production and warehousing and adminstrative operations locally.
Perform plant commissioning and improve plant operations to meet targets.
Design, communicate and improve management system related processes.
Manage outsourced processes (incl. site services) - ensure provision of energy and feedstock, disposal of side streams and waste.
Manage EHS aspects and Compliance - Member of local emergency management team.
Plan and execute development of the plant (e.g. technical investment projects).
Manage internal and external comunication accordingly.
Supervise implementation of Clariant standards and responsible for continuous improvement of all areas of responsibility.
Supervise implementation of corrective measures.
Interviewing, hiring, selecting, training and motivating employees.
Planning, assigning and directing work accordingly to ensure targets are met.
Take full ownership of appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining & leading employees.
Ensure compliance with local legislation and corporate policy.
Represent sites towards local authorities and public (where applicable).
Minimum of 5 years related experience gained within the Food / Brewery / Hygienic processing or Biotechnology facilities.
A Master’s Degree in Chemistry / Engineering Technology or equivalent.
Experience in managing, leading and overseeing a production plant operation.
Demonstrated people leadership experience with ability to motivate and interact at all levels.
Ability to drive improvement and to deal with uncertainty.
Excellent intercultural and interpersonal skills with strong stakeholder management ability.
Outstanding communication skills and ability to act in a highly complex enviroment (construction up to managing commissioning phases).
Deep knowledge and experience of romanian people and culture
Fluent Romanian and English language skills (German would be a plus)
Challenging responsibilities and room for creativity.
Opportunity to be part of the new and unique business based on a sustainable technology.
Cross-cultural and vivid working environment.
An opportunity with great visibility and growth opportunity.