Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking an Associate Director of Operations in Houston, TX.
The Associate Director of Operations will be accountable for operations activities in Service, Production, Manufacturing and Maintenance to ensure required PDI business objectives are met. The Associate Director of Operations will lead a team of Plant Managers in the Gulf States.
Associate Director of Operations
Oversees all production & distribution activities for plants as well as all distribution for internal shuttles throughout the markets
Responsible for safety and compliance (internal Praxair standards, FDA, Federal, State, & local regulations for the region.)
Manages Safety, Productivity, Lean & Six Sigma Initiatives
Achieves productivity goal through formalized methods like Six Sigma, Lean & Kaizen
Creates & manages operational plans that result in the accomplishment of PDI objectives
Coordinated and facilitates activities and commitments with Sales (Area Managers, GSMs, and BOMs) as well as other departments
Ensures strategies are appropriately formulated and communication plans are provided
Establishes goals, promotes decision-making, delegates as appropriate and overcomes obstacles.
Takes a leadership role in creation and oversight of productivity optimization
Works with strategic independence, conferring with Senior and Executive Management on more complex assignments
Monitors trends, develops procedures and takes actions that set precedents
Staff, train, coach, and administer performance reviews, salary increases and corrective action of subordinate employees
Ensures compliance with all applicable internal and external standards
Will require travel to Gulf States at least 50% - 60% of the time
BS degree required (Engineering degree preferred)
10+ years cylinder gas operations experience required
5+ years cylinder gas engineering / project management required
Leadership skill mandatory
Interpersonal skills mandatory
Effective Change Agent
Ambassador to Praxair
Lean and or Six Sigma certified
Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Number of Openings
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