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Asset & Performance Manager, Germany – Maleic Anhydride

  • Job Ref NRAPMG
  • Location Moers, Germany

Mackenzie Stuart has partnered with a long-standing, industry-leading, global, specialty chemicals manufacturer in their search for a highly motivated Asset & Performance Manager to support their Maleic Anhydride production processes in Moers, Germany.


To ensure plant performance meets EHS performance, production volume, and cost targets. You will also provide technical support to the manufacturing organization and initiate process improvements. You will work collaboratively with team members from third-party providers and the global Maleic Anhydride Manufacturing Excellence Team. You will work closely with the local operations leader, maintenance, and technology team to meet the requirements. Additionally, you will lead Capex projects in production and represent the Site Manager in their absence.


  • Reporting directly into the Site Manager
  • 3-4 direct reports
  • Technical support for the production organization to produce the required amount of Maleic Anhydride in Moers at or below the budgeted cost. This role will also work on identifying and implementing process improvement plans that will lead to increased profitability of the Maleic Anhydride business. This includes, for example, capacity expansion, reduction of manufacturing or energy costs, and availability programs
  • Support for EHS/PSM measures, event investigations, and all other EHS/PSM and operational issues, including the creation, editing, and implementation of safety and risk analyses
  • Leading (Capex/Opex) projects in production to implement improvements to achieve very high EHS/PSM standards, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and reduced manufacturing costs
  • Coordination of commissioned project engineers to complete projects according to schedule and budget
  • Support for operations management in the implementation organisational requirements in the Maleic Anhydride unit. This aspect of the role includes EHS compliance, operational excellence, cost control, project and T/A planning, continuous KPI development/review, and recurring reporting requirements
  • Assistance in preparing and executing operating budgets, investment projects, major maintenance shutdowns, and training measures for the production organization.
  • Technical monitoring and control of technical modifications (MoC). Guidance and control of the operations manager and other contractors during catalyst changes
  • Technical monitoring and control of technical modifications (MoC). Guidance and control of the operations manager and other contractors during catalyst changes
  • Management of technical aspects of regulatory requirements such as REACH, EEG, and TEHG


  • A degree in Chemical Engineering with excellent grades and at least 5 years of experience in petrochemical production
  • High social skills and persuasive skills in dealing with service providers and contractors
  • Knowledge of EHS/PSM
  • Excellent communication and influence skills (both in German and English) at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to think outside the box and experience in project implementation
  • Adaptable, flexible, and goal-oriented
  • Regular on-site presence is required
  • Experience with cost accounting and control systems (SAP) as well as optimization with Six Sigma methodology or process simulation/modeling is an advantage


  • Highly innovative culture with over 50 years of history
  • Highly competitive compensation package, including a bonus and annual salary reviews
  • 30 days vacation
  • Group & direct insurance
  • Capital-forming benefits
  • Multiple routes for progression

If this position sounds of interest to you, please feel free to reach out for a confidential discussion by using the submission form on this page or reaching out using the contact details below:

e: nathan.robinson@mackenziestuart.com

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