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Head of Plant-Van Nuys, CA.

Head of Plant

Van Nuys, CA, US


Salary range: $140,000-175,000


As the Head of Plant you’ll be Leading the plant’s day-to-day operations. You’ll be Leading your teams to drive the success of our Fragrance manufacturing site.  Which will directly impact the quality of our products – helping to improve real lives.    


At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.


Your key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the safety and environmental performance of the facility, including employee OSHA training, environmental reporting and permitting, and ensuring that safety procedures (PPE, etc.) are followed by employees and contractors.
  • Ensures the quality of production output and continuously looks for means to improve quality performance and manufacturing procedures.
  • Assures that all facilities and equipment are safe, well- maintained and operable for all employees. Reviews performance of vendors and contractors with Director of Purchasing and Quality leadership.
  • Motivates, coaches and mentors employees to achieve desired performance. Ensures that all personnel have received sufficient and proper training to perform their job function.  Fosters a positive work environment. Prepares Performance Reviews for all direct reports and submits in timely manner.
  • Ensures adequate raw material, finished goods  and packaging inventory are on hand  to meet customer ship dates and  working capital targets. Monitors minimum stock and re-order quantities in Make Scents.
  • Control of direct labor and operating expenses in line with budget, including monitoring of overtime


We bring:

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers.
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset.
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally.
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose.
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs


You bring:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a batch chemical production facility; Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a plant environment
  • BS degree preferred
  • Knowledge of compounding and an understanding of special formula instructions.
  • Knowledge of G.M.P’s (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Knowledge of H.A.C.C.P (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)



Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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