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Plant Manager (m/f/d)

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Date: 22-Apr-2022

Location: Hamburg, DE, 22113

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

As a German subsidiary of the Lubrizol Corporation, we are a leading producer of special additives and packages for the formulation of coolants and industrial lubricants within Europe. Our continuously growing international success is based on a team of dedicated and highly-qualified employees, a distinctive customer orientation and a high quality standard.



The plant manager provides strategic and tactical leadership for the operations of the manufacturing processes. You will be overall accountable for safe and timely production and delivery of products at targeted cost, quality and service level. The role is directly responsible for manufacturing, QHSE+S, Logistics & Supply Chain, Engineering and Maintenance teams and cooperates closely with other functions including Finance, Commercial, R+D, HR and others in a highly international environment.


Essential Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Ensures the priorities of Safety, Operational Excellence and Cybersecurity are embedded into all aspects of plant operations
  • Leads the overall planning and day-to-day operations
  • Maintains a positive work environment/culture that fosters efficiency, effectiveness and high morale
  • Monitors, encourages, and assists in the development and training of direct reports and their teams.
  • Coordinates workforce and succession plans for critical positions.
  • Collaborates with the commercial organization and partners with the supply chain organization to forecast production schedules.
  • Coordinates with Information Solutions to ensure the highest cybersecurity standards are maintained.
  • Maintains optimal plant condition through standard assessments of assets, preventative maintenance, housekeeping and cleanliness.
  • Identifies opportunities to modernize and or automate processes and systems.
  • Applies technical and analytical abilities with continuous improvement mindset to resolve and prevent problems and improve existing processes.
  • Generates and leverages data and reporting to drive company performance from an operational and financial perspective.
  • Develops, manages, and executes the annual operating and capital budget.  Monitors, evaluates, and controls department expenses.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulations and operating permits. 
  • Provides necessary support for non-routine tasks, shutdowns, and upset conditions, as required.



  • Degree in technical or chemical subject (Process Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related).
  • Proven track record in a manager role within a manufacturing environment, ideally in chemical industry.
  • Several years of relevant work experience in an international matrix environment.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead, influence and build high performing teams.
  • Experience with Process Safety regulations, management systems and health, safety, environmental and security practices and requirements
  • Experience within the German regulatory environment as well as dealing with authorities
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship building.
  • Fluent in German and English.


Located close to a residential area in the east of Hamburg, our site can be reached ideal both with public transportations and cars. The metropolis Hamburg offers attractive living and working conditions as well as a wide range of cultural activities. Furthermore, there are several opportunities regarding sports, recreation and family. In view of the port and the Alster River, Hamburg provides incomparable sights. Within the urban area, there are numerous park areas and the back country invites for excursions. http://english.hamburg.de/  

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