DuPont Manufacturing Technology Site Leader in West Flanders, Belgium

Manufacturing Technology Site Leader (Job Number: MAN00001591)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a USD 4.7 billion global business and one of the world’s largest producers of specialty food ingredients, developing and manufacturing solutions for the global food & beverage, nutrition and pharma market. With more than 8,500 employees, 50+ manufacturing sites and 20+ R&D centres across the world, N&H is on a mission to make food safer, more sustainable, better tasting and more nutritious.

N&H is part of DowDuPont, a globally listed company, which came to life following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017. DowDuPont has a turnover of approximately $62 billion, employs around 98,000 FTEs and is headquartered in Wilmington, USA.

Job Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Leads the development and implementation of technology improvement programs and asset productivity best practices across all units at the site.

  • Maintains current and future state vision of plant capabilities, improvement, automation, and technical resource plans.

  • Champions and leads site technology upgrades and new product introductions.

  • When technology is developed off-site, optimize how it is fully integrated into the site’s capabilities.

  • Ensures adequate technology representation in site PSM processes including up-to-date process safety and process technology documentation.

  • Provides development and mentoring to technical professionals at the site to ensure continuous growth in technical and leadership capability to support the business.

  • Lead sites quality improvement plans.

  • Provides support to operations in the form of optimized operating standards and quality control plans.

  • Oversees key technical programs, new processes, and major projects to ensure proper staffing and progress per schedule.

  • Participates as a member of the site leadership team.

  • Leads change implementation via Six Sigma.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Supports asset productivity improvement and implementation of best practices at the site.

  • Leads efforts to maintain and drive improvements in production capability and asset productivity.

  • Defines skill sets needed and number of resources required to run the site to meet the safety, quality, rate, and yield objectives of the site, and to achieve and sustain site technology excellence.

  • Develops and maintains resource plans to support improvement and project activities. Facilitates work processes to obtain results expected from improvement programs. Serves as communication focal point for the site’s technical programs.

  • Works to ensure site technical excellence by developing robust process capability. Provides input to prioritization of site projects.

  • Conducts development for all site professionals supporting business needs, leveraging knowledge from both inside and outside the company.

  • Accountable for maintaining the site PSM program. Accountable for site energy/sustainability program.



Master’s Degree: Bioengineer, Chemical engineer, mechanical engineer or equivalent in engineering discipline.


7+ years of prior work experience in process, project or production engineering, preferably in a food-related industry.

People management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong technical skills and background

  • Six Sigma skills in project management and statistics

  • Ability to identify relationships and develop solutions to complex problems

  • Can judge when to make decisions based on incomplete knowledge/data

  • Continuously looks for new ways to improve site processes and implement best practices

  • Ability to identify synergies and leveraging opportunities across multiple sites

  • Strong knowledge and experience on the PSM Program Elements, especially Process Technology, Management of Change and Process Hazards Analysis


  • Leader in thoroughness and consistent.

  • Work output is recognized as being high quality and is always carried to a full conclusion.

  • Respected and recognized by superiors and peers.

  • Recognizes and celebrates the contributions of others.

  • Fully documents work and accomplishments.

Leadership and People Skills

  • Can work with diverse organizations with different backgrounds with understanding and respect.

  • Able to lead project teams of senior professionals from multiple functions.

  • Strong skills in leading change and managing performance

  • Strong mentoring and professional and personal development skills. Ability to give prompt and positive performance feedback.

  • Able to lead people with a wide range of knowledge, skill, and experience levels.

  • Guides other professionals in defining programs and objectives to fit the overall site operations and business objectives.

  • Strong negotiating, facilitating, and conflict resolution skills.


  • Fluent in English required and Dutch strongly preferred.

  • Knows what needs to be communicated to different roles and maintains close communication with all company research and development, support, and business functions.

  • Creates and maintains a free flow of information.

  • Thinks strategically. Moves towards a long-term goal and does not just focus on current problems.

  • Understands the capital budgeting, project prioritization, DIBM, Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise concepts, project management and resource planning processes. Uses these processes to lead programs.


Primary Location: EMEA-Belgium-West Flanders-Ieper

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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