DuPont Area Manager II in Richmond, Virginia

Area Manager II (Job Number: 191682W-01)


DuPont is seeking an Area Manager within its Kevlar ® Fibers Unit at the Spruance manufacturing site in Richmond, Virginia . Spruance is a Protection Technology site with three separate unit operations.

We hunger for a strategic leader to drive change and strategic direction for all aspects of manufacturing within the Kevlar ® Fibers unit, which consists of exempts, production, and maintenance and/or other manufacturing services. In this role, you will be a member of the Spruance Site Staff and interface with site and above site leadership to effectively allocate site resources. You will be accountable for setting the tone around safety and achieving exceptional SHE performance in the area. You will also be accountable for establishing and meeting fixed and variable cost objectives while improving the Kevlar ® area reliability.

Safety, Health,Environmental & Core Values

  • Set expectations and hold people accountable for CoreValue compliance (Safety Health Environment/ Project Safety Management,Ethics & Respect for People) and model the appropriate behavior.

  • Ensure compliance to PSM through participation and/orauditing both in area and across the site. Understand and implement corporate,business, and site policies and procedures required to maintain SHEexcellence.

  • Lead identification and prioritization of riskreduction opportunities, establish clear priorities and support effectiveresourcing to drive improvement in the Area.

  • SHE leadership - driving the safety culture andincident report issuance

  • Core Value leadership - Morale, Talent Management &Capability Building

  • Lead continuous learning, development and performanceefforts to ensure that the Area is energized and performing at peaklevels.

  • Manage employee and labor relations within the Area.

  • Initiate the awards and recognition process forindividuals and/or teams, and celebrate Area accomplishments.

Operations Strategy & Planning

  • Develop and communicate strategy for unit. Lead organization to develop short tomid-term area plans, including improvement activities, and organize teammembers to execute the plans to achieve strategy; ensuring availability ofresources.


The following arerequired qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing/industrial operationsexperience.

  • Area manager experience within maintenance and/oroperations.

  • Process Safety Management (PSM) experience. High hazard process experience ispreferred.

  • Leadership experience and the ability to work with adiverse population of employees and contractors.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead an organization throughinfluence and engagement; empowering the team.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic initiatives (multi-yearprogram implementation).

  • Green Belt certification required; Black Belt experienceis highly desirable.

  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, andstrong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability toembrace change, and sell the vision.

  • Positive &energetic mindset.

  • Unionexperience is preferred.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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