Dormagen, DE

Location Details:  Cologne Area

Title:  Operations/ Plant Manager - Dormagen (all genders)

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference. Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.                           


Kemira Germany GmbH has 2 production sites in Germany (Dormagen and Rheinberg). As part of succession planning, we are currently looking for an Operations/ Plant Manager for our Dormagen manufacturing site reporting to the Manager, Coagulant Manufacturing, Germany, I&W. The primary focus of this senior role is to provide leadership to the site management team and ensure safe and efficient operations of the manufacturing activities at the site. 

In this role you will be responsible for: 

  • Site manufacturing activities, including EHSQ, Planning, Engineering and Maintenance
  • Critical success factors are: Safe and Environmentally responsible operations, change management, driving continuous operational improvements, create and implement initiatives to meet current and future safety, regulatory, environmental, quality and productivity targets and creating a culture of employee engagement and delivering results
  • Building solid working relationships with all other functions to achieve desired results through collaboration where we succeed together
  • The Dormagen site is a high incident risk site and you will co-ordinate the community interaction and participate in the out of hours call out rota for the off-site Emergency Plan


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or relevant technical subject area
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop people
  • Strong manufacturing experience, gained in the Chemical or Process Industries
  • Process safety leadership knowledge
  • High level of business acumen, analytical skills with application of LEAN tools 
  • Good communication skills in German and English with the ability to motivate and influence others


What you can expect from us:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package including a company car, discretionary bonus and attractive pension scheme
  • Challenging, interesting and varying tasks with training and development within the role allowing you to develop your expertise and grow professionally
  • Professional working environment and flat hierarchies 


Ready to create better every day? Join Kemira!
For more information, please contact Stefan Christ by email under stefan.christ@kemira.com. Apply online with your CV, motivation letter and information about your salary expectations no later than 15th April 2024 at kemira.com/careers


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. Kemira’s people sustainability target is to reach the top 10% of cross industry norm for Inclusion by 2025. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.                     


For more information, please visit our web site www.kemira.com/careers and LinkedIn.