Sr. Manager, Functional Forms Mfg

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Mt. Vernon, Indiana


Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


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Job Summary

Responsible for managing the manufacturing activities in the Functional Forms – Mount Vernon plant. Will lead multiple production areas for different complex extrusion operations like High Optical Sheet or Technical Film extrusion and Film and Sheet coating operations. Drives continuous improvement and cost optimization activities. Directs through subordinate supervisors and engineers the achievement of EHS, production, quality, and employee development deliverables in an effective, timely manner. Drive the Mount Vernon Manufacturing carve out process as part of Functional Forms divesture.



How You Can Be the Impact

  • Provides operations and production leadership for the operation unit (8-15 direct reports / up to 110 indirect)
  • Facilitates organizational effectiveness through modeling, reinforcing, and coaching teams
  • Interacts with the business in setting the strategic direction for the operating units including operating parameters and high-level production targets and business rules
  • Identifies and communicates operating unit goals and plans with respect to health, safety, and environmental aspects, unit operations, and technical opportunities
  • Manages units strategic and tactical plans; makes sound and timely business decisions based upon Business and Unit Goals
  • Develops and drives implementation of capital projects that support and advance Business and Unit improvement initiatives
  • Directs personal development and the development of direct reports; sets expectations and coaches team to ensure that they are understood and accomplished
  • Is responsible that the team follows work processes (e.g. ISO 9000, operational effectiveness, EHS)
  • Represents the operational organization towards key customer/accounts with regards to customer complaints and audits; support the commercial team
  • Drives the development of optimized Extrusion processes and line set up, to reach best in class product quality on the global market
  • Balance the different goals within the matrix organization
  • Fast and dynamic business and high NPI rate with industry unique designs ( mainly globally new products to the industry) requires continuous organizational alignment and development
  • Directs the management and prioritization of complex production projects across multiple production areas


What Matters to SABIC

  • Bachelor’s degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Technical, Chemical)
  • 5 to 8 years’ experience in Manufacturing Management/Supervision
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Process Manufacturing industry
  • Vast and in-depth exposure to plant operations (preferable extrusion or compounding operations),
  • Create: reporting and presenting
  • Experience and owning a P&L budget
  • Experience with process and organizational change projects
  • Less than 5% travel
  • Six Sigma trained/certified desirable and Lean Manufacturing experience desirable


Physical Requirements: General Office duties


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.