Process Manager
Home Based - India
1d ago

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Job Summary

The Process Manager, working within the PM APAC Centre of Excellence (CoE) Support Team, has the responsibility to support and deliver professional expertise on current and new industrial mineral processes, proposes and executes optimization, efficiency and cost competitiveness improvement initiatives and enhance the energy efficiency of processing for the operational assets across PM APAC, comprising 31 plants within 7 distinct Industrial Hubs and eight minerals (Carbonates, Kaolin, Talc, Feldspar, Halloysite, Ball Clay, Diatomite and Perlite).

The Process Manager will work alongside similar Process Manager and experts within the CoE Support Team.

Work location :
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Key responsibilities :

    Member of the PM APAC Centre of Excellence Support Team to provide advice and solutions to the operating Industrial Hubs on plant processes to optimize efficiency, productivity, quality and safety

    Delivers expertise in mineral processing and equipment to provide process fixes for the plants

    Coordinates technical development of new processes

    Optimizes existing processes with state of the art technologies in order to optimize efficiency, productivity, quality, safety and profitability

    Participates actively to the development of new products by bringing technical support and expertise

    Provides mentorship for on-site process teams, also via technical training and to transfer of Process knowledge.

    Actively support the PM APAC projects managers in production capacities designing / engineering

    Provides in-depth technical assistance to solve complex process issues and to optimize plant equipment performance

    Develops a strong expertise in a specific field which enable him / her to intervene on critical fix-it issues

    Key interfaces : ensures tight coordination with BA Industrial Hub Directors, Operational Managers, Site Process Teams and the CoE

    Reviewer of plant Capex related to process equipment proposals

    Optimization and continuous improvement initiatives, in close coordination with the respective Industrial Hubs

    Energy efficiency optimization.

    Project Management Support to Plants

    Methods / Organization / Risk analysis

    Sustenance - Replacement CER

    Sustenance - Improvement CER

    Sustenance - Debottlenecking CER

    Development - Extension

    Development - Green field


    Industrial performance - Technical actions in the Plant

    Process setting optimization

    Performance management (vs. standards)

    KPI data collection : energy, consumables, etc.

    KPI : analyze, compare and suggest action plans

    Benchmarking and best-in-class analysis to generate costs savings

    Quality optimization

    Complaints management

    Sales / Customers / Technical support

    Operational excellence Benchmark, ideas generation and savings

    Cross-audit between Plants / Specific a

    Develops Continuous improvement - OpEx methodologies for the Plant

    Definition of priorities (Pareto)

    Problem solving (roots cause analysis,))

    Animation of local teams

    Minutes of meeting and weekly / monthly reports

    Action plan follow up and implementation

    Visual management

    Plant standards and procedures (documentation / control points)

    Flowsheet analyze, Bottleneck identification, analysis and solving

    Analyze Value Stream Mapping, propose improvements

    Key competencies

    Technical knowledge and competency in mineral processing across different minerals

    Experience of dry milling or wet milling of carbonates processes

    Overall knowledge of all aspects in an operating plant (Safety, Production, Quality, Process, Capex )

    Project Management skills

    Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity

    Customer satisfaction driven mindset

    People management skills

    Communication and articulation skills

    Ability to interact in different cultures

    Problem solving skills

    Demonstrated analytical skills

    Excellent communication skills

    Technical project management or operations experience is a plus

    Ability to build a cross-functional partnership

    Proven ability to influence people with no direct hierarchical authority

    Autonomous and self-starter

    Working time flexibility to allow plant and pilot plant trial coverage

    Ideal background / experience

    Engineering degree : MSc in industrial or mechanical or process engineering

    Mineral Processing experience (as a plant process engineer) is mandatory, with a proven track record in process improvement KPIs

    Demonstrated understanding of mineral or chemical processing, engineering, chemistry, strong problem-solving skills is a plus

    8+ years’ experience in a similar industrial environment


    English language is key; knowledge of other languages is an added advantage

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