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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Columbia, MD

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Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for leading the organization which is responsible for assisting new licensees in the design & construction phase through plant start up and continue to provide ongoing support post start up. The successful candidate will also lead the organization that develops and implements Grace’s UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control Software as well lead the Technician who supports licensee QC lab set up, training, and troubleshooting.

Major responsibilities include:

Contribute to the development and implementation of the Technology Licensing business strategy as a key member of the Licensing Leadership Team.

Leading the four MTMs who provide support to licensees beginning in the design & construction phase through plant start up and continue to provide ongoing support post start up.

Manage the spending for the group at or below the annual budget (~$7M per year)

Lead and oversee as a 2


level supervisor the group of Manufacturing Specialists and Process Engineers (9 people) who provide plant commissioning and start up support, catalyst trials, operations training, and operations troubleshooting.

Lead and oversee the Process Control Manager, who leads the development and implementation of Grace’s UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control Software as well as manages the Grace Process Control Engineer plus four to eight contractors who provide support for the software development and implementation.

Lead the Technician who supports licensee QC lab set up, training, and troubleshooting

Required Skills

Recognized technical excellence in polyolefins manufacturing; experience in technology licensing

People leadership

Problem solving

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to manage a staff

Lead by example

Organize and lead multiple simultaneous projects with widely varying objectives.

Communicate professionally and effectively with persons of various occupational backgrounds, including operations, maintenance, engineering, marketing, legal, and management.

Keeps abreast of industry advancements, proposes appropriate advancements for inclusion in our offerings, champions continuous improvement

Required Experience

BS engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering)

At least 15 years experience in petrochemical manufacturing, preferably polyolefins

Experienced in leading teams of engineers and manufacturing specialists.

Project and cost control experience

Job Location

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
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Company Profile
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace high-performance specialty chemicals and materials improve the products and processes of our customer partners in more than 150 countries around the world. In partnership with our customers—including many of the world's most recognized brands—we develop, manufacture, license, and support industry-leading technologies through our Catalysts Technologies, Materials Technologies, and Construction Products business segments. We have strong franchises in large global markets, with more than 70 percent of our sales from segments where we rank first or second. This leadership is earned through the value of technically differentiated, specialized products; material science expertise and technical support; flexible worldwide manufacturing; and financial strength. We are committed to delivering value, safely and sustainably, to our customers, to shareholders, and to the communities where we operate in more than 40 countries.

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