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Plant Manager (m/f)

SUEZ Industrial Waste Specialties (IWS) Europe - the Business Unit in charge of hazardous waste management within R&R Europe - was launched in 2016 in order to boost the business activities with industrial customers across Europe. For our new facility in Schkopau, Germany (near Leipzig) we are looking for an experienced Plant Manager (m/f).

First priority is to set up the organisation and all related processes of the plant during the handover period from the current owner until the steady business is reached. The plant manager will have the full responsibility of the P&L (including sales, operation, HR management) and for the operating of the hazardous waste rotary kiln with a workforce of approx. 28 people. He/she reports to the IWS Europe Chemicals Business Line Manager.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Ensure the availability of the incinerator and the whole facility within the SUEZ, Value Park and German EHS rules
  • Implement optimisation and performance improvement projects
  • Set up and maintain relationships with local authorities and stakeholders within the industrial area
  • Build up a workforce and ensure a proper cooperation amongst all team members
  • Take care of safety (OHSA) and the environmental performances
  • Proper coordination with IWS sales teams and waste flow management - whether national or European
  • In coordination with IWS Finance team, implement the financial processes and tools for keeping the P&L (budget, reporting, etc.)


Ihr Profil

  • 10 to 15 years of experience in chemical businesses with mandatory 5 years experience in Hazardous Waste business (e.g. as  plant manager, BU manager …), knowledge in hazardous waste incineration desirable
  • Final degree in Industrial Chemistry (or similar education) with proved technical skills in terms of process, process safety, chemical hazards, material and corrosion, maintenance
  • Experience in managing a P&L and working in a commercial environment, proven track record in customer relationship management, knowledge in contract management would be a plus
  • International mindset and experience in successful dealing with different countries and cultures
  • Good leadership and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of German (fluent preferable), good English
  • Willingness to travel from time to time

Unser Angebot

You will be part of our new, strategically important Business Unit IWS. By integrating the new plant into the BU’s organisation you will be a key success factor for our activities in Germany. If you are looking for a new challenge in an international environment, this could be your next career step. We are looking forward to receiving your application.


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Elke Lerchner
Industriestraße 160, 50999 Köln (Cologne), Germany