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Manager, Operations


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  84082
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  CVO Operations
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

The Operations Manager role is open for the I&D business of the Channelview complex. This position reports directly to the site manager. The ideal candidate values diversity of thought, is an effective collaborator, and values other people's opinions.


This position will drive and develop their teams to safely and reliably operate the relevant business unit assets at their sites and will be a strategic leader who can drive site performance through inspirational leadership.


These duties include overall leadership of I&D operating units, sitewide logistics operations (barge, truck, and rail loading and unloading).  The responsibilities also include leadership and/or prioritization of the I&D business unit portion of the complex asset strategy, including strategies to improve HSE, reliability, cost management and cost efficiency, people development, and other strategic initiatives such as value enhancement projects, energy efficiency, CO2 reduction, turnaround planning and execution, and overall interaction with commercial leadership.   

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage the safe operation of Plant process areas and work with the maintenance organization to meet optimum production, equipment reliability, and quality requirements.  Manages all resources within budget to achieve organizational goals
  • Translate and integrate Company strategies into objectives and action plans; plan, organize, and measure goal progress toward achieving world-class results with a focus on low cost and operational excellence; implement changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of processes 
  • Inspire and coach to optimize performance of people and processes; develop and coach people via dialogue to continuously improve knowledge, skills, and ability insuring employees utilize Performance Management systems, including both performance and development discussions; hold people accountable; and develop successors and talent pools
  • Conduct workplace meetings to share business information, applicable metrics, leadership philosophies, and organizational strategies and goals; participate in management walk arounds in plant, leading by example, and being accessible to plant personnel
  • Develop and monitor unit performance against key performance indicators (KPI's) and develop plans to address the exceptions
  • Accountable for compliance with all Company, local, state and federal agency requirements, including Process Safety Management, ISO, and environmental compliance
  • Participates in, develops and implements strategic initiatives by working with other complex leadership to provide clear and consistent communication, leadership and strategies on issues that impact the entire site

Min. Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership ability through prior experience in management assignments
  • Sound working knowledge of company policies, plant operation and maintenance procedures, planning and scheduling, equipment reliability, SAP, and health, safety, and environmental requirements
  • General knowledge of standard business and financial metrics, budget processes and ability to convey information to those within their organization
  • General knowledge of purchasing, quality, marketing, and human resources
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all organizational levels within the company
  • Possess a high level of integrity and respect in order to inspire, motivate, lead, engage, and develop their team
  • Possess strong strategic leadership skills and drive for results to achieve goals,  improvements within plant operations/site  and positively  impact  business as a whole
  • Other Critical Competencies include driving improvement in others, champion of change, managing situationally, delegation and empowerment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Languages: English, additional language preferred
  • MBA or other business experience is beneficial, but not required. 


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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