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Plant Manager

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Wesseling, DE, D-50389

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 Wesseling location. 


The Plant Manager is accountable for effectively managing 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.

Key Responsibilities
  • 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 & SC 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, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards regarding:
    • Budgets
    • Capital
    • Number of employees
    • Economic    
  • And other duties as assigned to safely perform
Required Skills
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a relevant position
  • A minimum of 5 years in the manufacturing industry (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 management skills.
Education, Certifications & Licenses
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering preferred, or development through a strong technical background.

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.