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Manager, HSE Plant

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Savannah, GA, US, 31415

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 Operations team at our Savannah, Georgia location. 


The HSE&S Manager leads and drives site performance towards Health, Safety and Environmental (HSES) Excellence, as outlined in the Kraton Core Values and HSES Strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Continuous reduction of HSE risk for site operations.
  • HSE Excellence performance aligned with ISO 14001 & Responsible Care management systems.
  • Implementation and compliance with global HSES policies; with special emphasis on the Life Critical Policies (LCPs). Provide advice, interpretation and training necessary to deliver.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations such as the Swedish Environmental Work Authority, Environmental Protection Agency and HSES Directives.
  • Implement, monitor, and continuously improve effective HSES Management System. Drive for improvement in its core processes.
  • Risk Assessment Process - includes hazard identification, prioritization of risks, prioritization of capital needs and tailored programs tackling specific hazard areas.
  • LCP Audit Process - to ensure compliance and identify hazards.
  • Incident Investigation / Root Cause Analysis Process - to ensure the right quality of data analysis, investigation, and propagation of lessons learnt and the implementation of identified action plans.
  • Corrective Action Plan Monitoring – including quality control of actions implemented.
  • Do the regular gap analysis for regulatory changes – evaluate how these will apply to site by interfacing with regulatory agencies and corporate staff. Develop action plans to comply in the most effective manner.
  • Effective implementation of the Security and Fire Protection Programs.
  • And other duties as assigned to safely perform.

Required Skills

  • 10-15 years of experience is required for this role.
  • Sr. leadership experience with ability to clearly elucidate objectives and progress to the top leadership of the company.
  • Multifunctional work experience desired (RTS, Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Sales, Commercial) providing strong abilities to lead multinational, and multifunctional teams.
  • Excellent interaction and negotiation skills required as the job will interface w/ leadership levels from the top levels of the company through technical and operating staff. 
  • This level of competency is generally achieved with 20 or more years of experience and multiple technical and managerial assignments.
  • Extensive experience in the field of Polymer Technology.
  • Project Management.
  • Thorough knowledge of Excel for model development.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or BS Chemistry, w/ preference for advanced degree MS, or PhD.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Savannah