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Want to be part of the team in our Melamine and Fertilizer Business? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Location Leader & Operations Manager (m/f)

  • Location: Grand-Quevilly, France
  • Type: CDI - Contrat a Durée Indéterminée
  • Application Deadline: 31/07/2021
  • Hours: Plein temps

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Would you like to join a leading European fertilizers and base chemicals company?

Welcome to Borealis!


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicalsfertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2020, Borealis generated EUR 6.8 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 589 million.


We are currently looking for a Location Leader & Operations Manager (m/f) for our Grand Quevilly plant


You will lead the overall Operations at the Location and will be responsible for daily operations as well as delivering the business plan and driving forward the Borealis operations strategy at the location.

You will be responsible for the local governance of stakeholders, overall responsible for operational daily performance and profitability of the location (drives EUR/ton mindset) and overall legal compliance


Main contributions and responsibilities:

  • HSE “Goal zero”: is responsible for safe operations of the location assets in compliance with national HSE regulations and Borealis HSE Management System
  • Improve profitability: is responsible for efficient prioritisation with high focus on profitability, competitiveness and value creation through benchmarking of the assets
  • Lead operational excellence: is responsible for operational excellence by driving professionalism and elimination of waste
  • Leadership: is responsible for competence development and succession plans within his/her area, with attention to lean leadership.
  • Influences and maintains a positive climate at the location (social, community) through efficient stakeholder management
  • Together with the relevant team, decides on the strategic priorities to be taken to safeguard long-term competitiveness of the Location


Knowledge, Experience:

  • Master's degree from acknowledged university, or equivalent plus possibly an MBA / PhD
  • Experience in the role: minimum 5 years as Site Manager
  • Total experience: 15+ years’ experience in process industry
  • Fluent in French, mastery of English at business level



  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a large and diverse team (people skills, coaching and feedback)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a crisis, whether operational or media related (excellent communication skills, ability to interact with the press)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic action plans

Employment and location:

This position is permanent, located in Grand Quevilly. You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) within the Borealis NITRO organization.

If you are interested in this role and meet most of the above profile criteria, please apply online and attach your CV and cover letter.

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