Position Location: Bedford Park, IL
Business Unit: North America
Manage the Engineering aspects of the Argo plant to achieve Safety, Quality, Environmental, Production, and Cost goals. Provide leadership to ensure a safe work environment at Argo and the safe design and implementation of capital projects. Collaborate with unit management in the development and implementation of methods to drive continuous improvement in systems and processes throughout Argo. Evaluate technological and process advances from around the Ingredion network and industry to assess applicability at Argo. Develop and maintain an organization which is highly skilled, motivated and performs as a results oriented team ensuring stability of current and future plant operations.
Supervision: 8 direct reports; 6 indirect
Safety and Environmental - Promote a safe work environment and safe work practices as a plant staff leader at all levels of the organization. Integrate safety and environmental aspects into all capital projects.
Driving for Results - Establish ambitious goals for personal and team accomplishment. Formulate measures and systems to monitor progress toward goal attainment. Initiate different and innovative approaches to addressing organizational opportunities. Evaluate technological and process advances from around the Ingredion network and industry to assess applicability at Argo.
Engineering - Manage engineering activities that support the continuous improvement and ongoing operation of the plant. Direct and oversee the development, planning and execution of the Capital Expenditure Program (CEP), including preparation of the CEP plan for corporate review ensuring budget is maintained and proper designs; implementation and schedules are met for each project. Lead the preparation and updating of a five year capital strategy for Argo. Participate along with other North American Engineering Managers in development of project execution standards and systems.
Controls Engineering - Oversee controls engineering resources to ensure the overall instrumentation, control systems, and documentation systems are capable of supporting quality and production goals of the plant to meet business needs.
Agility and Innovation
Plant Efficiency - Manage the central engineering team to drive continuous improvement and process innovation in order to meet or exceed Argo’s production and costs goals that lead to meeting or exceeding plan profit performance. Establish clear and meaningful ambitious goals for the organization that are linked to the strategies for the corporation.
Relationships and People
High Performance Team - Direct, manage and develop central engineering team that is recognized as technical leaders in Ingredion. Create team environment that delivers innovative process improvements and provides process troubleshooting to resolve complex facility issues. Create plans to ensure development of technical bench strength for the future. Assist direct reports with appropriate coaching in order to build their skills and decision making process. Complete effective performance appraisals for direct reports and give regular and proper feedback. Develop leadership and management skills in the team required to foster commitment, accountability and professionalism within the organization. Provide coaching and developmental infrastructure to improve engineering and project management skills throughout the Argo plant organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:
Desired behavior, personal attributes,(Success Drivers And Competencies):
Relocation Available? Yes
Job Grade: I