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Sr. Production Operational Excellence

Company name
Shell .

Houston, TX, United States

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Posted on
Aug 24, 2022

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Texas, United States of America

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Downstream Supply Chain

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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in?

This position resides within the Lubricants Supply Chain (LSC) organization with the primary objective of driving operational excellence within lubricants manufacturing plants located within the Americas Region with focus on HLP (Houston Lubricants Plant) and the Americas network.

What’s the role?

The right candidate is a learner who is collaborative, analytical, and has a track record of idea generation and execution in operations. This role has a combination of operations and commercial elements with some aspects of P&L accountability. This challenging and impactful role will (1) drive the operational excellence agenda at the lubricants plant(s) including HLP (Houston Lubricants Plant) and (2) lead network-wide best practice sharing and benchmarking analysis to generate ideas to support operational excellence while delivering end-to-end value to the business. The role fits within the Production Excellence team who plays a critical role in supporting the growth within Lubricants Supply Chain.

The key metrics within the team and are aligned with the LSC goals include and not limited to improving OEE, increasing capacity, reducing flush, creating value, supporting growth and volume, and supporting sustainability agenda.

In addition, specific responsibilities include the following:

Lead the PIMs benchmarking project on a biennial basis and become the Region’s knowledge base for the analytical assessment of the results;

Lead development and execution of plant performance improvement initiatives including capacity increase and flush reduction through use of business case development, Packaging & Blending OEE data and best practice sharing;

Lead and develop a consistent pipeline of value creation projects incorporating the results of the benchmarking study;

Utilize project management tools and techniques while driving accountability in project delivery.

Special Challenges:

Work across LSC Americas relying on excellent engagement and stakeholder management skills to drive improvement activities.

Heavy emphasis on plant production improvements driven by data analytics.

Comfortable with operations and evaluation of production equipment and processes.

Ability to evaluate applicability of global/industry practices with respect to LSC environment, and take the concept, adopt to the regional conditions/needs & bridge to implementation.

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

A bachelor’s degree required.

At least five (5) years of experience relating to manufacturing, supply chain, or engineering roles with focus on plant operations (e.g. Consumer Goods, Automobiles, Packaging (assembly line))

Knowledge of Supply Chain Management.

Build strong relationships, deliver effective coordination and alignment of improvement initiatives, and getting buy-in and endorsement from all key stakeholders.

Drive towards a culture where operational excellence is data-driven and continuous improvement is part of the way we operate to achieve optimum performance locally and globally whilst safeguarding the global standard designs.

Demonstrated Leadership effectiveness in driving local improvement projects / initiatives, with ability to influence outcomes, gain senior stakeholder support in setting business priorities and deliver results while leading and managing multiple objectives.

Experience in the application of continuous improvement processes and techniques.

Demonstrated strong analytical, interpretive and presentation skills; able to synthesize complex information and prepare concise, compelling presentation.

Ability to reduce complexity and generate practical, simple solutions in simple language to create a shared vision.

Demonstrated effectiveness in leading cross-functional teams.

Demonstrated strong process and project management skills.

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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