Operations Manager (d/f/m)
at our site in Gladbeck

INEOS is a dynamically growing group of companies and with approx. 26,000 employees in more than 194 locations worldwide. It is one of the largest and leading chemical companies worldwide. We, INEOS Phenol, are a member of the INEOS Group and the leading manufacturer of phenol and acetone. With a total of approximately 600 employees in 5 plants in Germany, Belgium and the USA, we produce and distribute our high-quality products worldwide. At our site in Gladbeck we operate the world's largest phenol plant (650 kt phenol per year) with approx. 280 employees due to the annual volume produced.

Beginning: As soon as possible
Location: Gladbeck


    Accountability 1: SHE Excellence / Loss control management (20 SHE principles)

  • Supporting Zero Incident Policy
  • Assure that SHE targets are met and continuously improved
  • Accountability 2: Budget

  • Deliver budgeted production volumes and consumption rates with required quality
  • Deliver budgeted fixed and VCC (budget, control, report and required action)
  • Optimisation of fixed and VCC across European sites
  • Improve variable cost continuously - ensure close cooperation of the technical experts and the operational team
  • Accountability 3: Manufacturing Excellence

  • Drive volumes
  • Improve outputs and manufacturing costs by creeping volumes and driving down costs
  • Improve reliability and availability
  • Accountability 4: Personnel management

  • Goal-oriented management and motivation of employees in production (total of approx. 106 employees, direct personnel responsibility for 3 employees)
  • Further development of the Gladbeck production department in respect of manpower and fixed costs
  • Ensuring proper in-company apprenticeship training for operators in production
  • Accountability 5: Long term strategy and production competitiveness Gladbeck’s production

  • Implement plans to improve cost structure
  • Explore all possible synergies in Phenol and INEOS
  • Execute defined plans: plan, organise, coordinate and control
  • Accountability 6: Operations Manager – specific duties

  • Maintain good contacts to other Phenol and INEOS operation managers
  • Networking with other industry colleagues
  • Develop and maintain crisis plans within the production for all disturbances like isolation of units in case of a fire, loss of energy or auxiliaries
  • Supporting all Capex programmes


    Level of education and Experience in general

  • Degree in Engineering or in Chemistry
  • At least 10 years of experience in the chemical industry
  • At least 5 years management experience
  • Fluent German and English language skills to allow optimum communication with employees of our site and the other sites
  • Knowledge of economical business fundamentals
  • Technical skills

  • Broad technical knowledge and understanding in chemical processes, process control and safety
  • Strong analytical problem solver, trouble shooter
  • Strong conceptual and analytical capability
  • Broad and deep understanding of management processes
  • Behavioral skills

  • Strong leadership, technical and management skills
  • Absolute integrity to maintain high SHE standards, open minded for continuous improvement, facilitator between technical disciplines, effective decision maker
  • Enthusiastic team-stimulator and coach, fluent communicator, strong affinity for human related matters, creating opportunities for personal growth with personnel through delegation of tasks
  • Effective time management, strict follow-up of agreed actions, able to actively listen to diverging viewpoints but to synthesize and conclude those in commonly agreed action plans
  • Strong self-management skills. Hard working and capable of taking individual responsibility
  • Cost awareness


  • A good working atmosphere in a familiar working environment
  • Remuneration in line with industry practice and performance
  • Extensive social benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • Health management incl. fitness offers, canteen
  • Occupational disability hedge
  • Accident hedge
  • and much more ...


    Interested candidates should submit their application online with usual documents indicating the earliest date you could start and your salary expectations.
    For further questions please contact:

    Jennifer Jankowski
    Dechenstraße 3
    45966 Gladbeck
    Tel. +49 2043 / 958-340

    We are looking forward to receive your application!

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