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Site Leader

Date: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Pensacola, FL, US, 32501-5009

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Management team at our Pensacola, Florida location. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for effectively leading the plant functions/operations activities to meet performance objectives in annual budget, cost improvement, HSE, process safety, reliability, availability, productivity, quality, delivery, and regulatory compliance.   
  • Provides leadership and direction in establishing a safe and efficient operation in compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Implements Plant strategies in alignment with Global Operations strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus to achieve key objectives.
  • Drives continuous improvements/performance and achieves results through the development of employees.
  • Increase production, asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards regarding:
    • Budgets
    • Capital
    • Headcount
    • Economic    
  • And other duties as assigned to safely perform.

Required Skills

  • A minimum of 7 years in the manufacturing industry with Chemical engineering background (related industry experience should include chemical or other process manufacturing).
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources).
  • Proven managerial experience and strong team building, decision-making and people development/management skills.
  • English proficiency.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or science required.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.