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Operations Manager, Singapore

  •   Operations
  •   Singapore
  •   $90k – $140k yearly

Our Client is a foreign MNC in the chemical and engineering industry

Role reports to : Head of Operations

Manage a team of 6-12 people in Singapore

Purpose of this role is to be responsible for operations of industrial gases production and distribution plants at the customer sites in the electronics industry with full ownership for people and equipment at the site and safety.

Responsibilities :

  • Ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations of the Small Onsite plants at electronics customer sites.
  • Recruit, develop and maintain well-trained team of technicians with robust training & qualification program. Implement cross training to ensure staff are trained and qualified to perform tasks in a safe and efficient manner for SOS,  & Bulk Gas Delivery
  • Enforce procedures, training plan and develop competency of the technician team
  • Deliver against critical  KPIs of reliability, efficiency, productivity, product availability in support of sales and drive for profitable improvements
  • Support driving operational transformation, focussing on operational efficiency improvement utilizing operation excellence tools (e.g. 6 sigma and Lean Manufacturing).
  • Work alongside with existing multi-functional team in Jurong Island within Onsite Operations, Technical Services, Maintenance, Engineering and Project Team as part of overall Operations of Singapore Small Onsite Plants at Electronics Customers
  • Develop and implement product quality procedures across all products
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with electronics customers
  • Identify, evaluate, develop and execute Reliability Improvement Program
  • Ensure resources are fully optimised at the site. Develop and execute key action plans to improve overall operations efficiency.
  • Maintain a highly engaged and motivated workforce
  • Work closely with Regional Operational team to implement best practices; coordinate technical operations support during plant outages and Turnaround.

Required Skills : 

  • Demonstrated success in leading & managing diverse operation/ technical organisation in electronics industry
  • Knowledge of electronics materials – bulk gases, ESG used by electronics customers and experience in completing risk assessments and working with customer to develop delivery plan for new products
  • Proven performance leadership including goal setting, skill gap assessment, development & coaching.
  • Excellent leadership capabilities with strong communication, analytical and conceptualisation skills.
  • Strong people and team management with ability to lead and motivate a team as well as ability to work with existing country leadership and global and regional teams.
  • Excellent influencing and facilitation skills, experience in managing cross functional groups and developing strategic relationships and networks (both internal and external)
  • Good commercial skills & experience with long term gas supply contracts negotiation relating to electronics operations & thorough knowledge of drivers of profit and loss

Required Qualifications : 

  • Qualified Engineering degree preferably in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Related experience in Industrial Gas plant operations especially in Air Separation Unit (ASU), Electronics Materials production, storage and handling
  •  Minimum of 5 years’ experience in integrated gas/chemical/electronics plant operations of which minimum of 2 years in a relevant management  position
  • Experience in the management  of multi-disciplines team
  • Demonstrate key leadership attributes e.g. Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills, Pro- active, Motivator, change management.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities with tight timeline.
  • Good understanding project management and experience in leading change successfully.
  • Strong experience with customer relationships development.

Job & Company Detail

Job Industry

Electronics / Electrical Manufacturing


Singapore, Jurong Island

Job Function


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