BIOGAS SOLUTIONS - HEAD OF OPERATIONS (M/F)

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Location:United Kingdom
Job Type:Full Time

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3.5 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability.

Entity and activity description

The Worldwide Business Unit Global Markets & Technologies (GM&T) open new business frontiers for the Air Liquide Group with a strong expertise in cutting-edge technologies and inspired by disruptive mindsets. Our Purpose is to develop, shape and incubate significant new markets, sustainable for Air Liquide and for the Society. With more than 900 employees, the several facilities located in Grenoble area gather together more than half of GM&T resources within three entities : advanced Technologies, Biomethane and Industrial solutions.

In the context of the energy transition, Biogas Solutions Europe business has seen double-digit growth for several years in Europe. This business includes the technologies and solutions that we offer throughout the value chain, from the production of biomethane using our proprietary membrane and Turbo-Brayton technologies, to its ultimate use(in transportation, industry, or for the production of low-carbon hydrogen).

Our European business is currently focused on France, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway), and Italy. Our growth is driven by the opening of several biomethane production plants and by strong demand from industry and the transportation sector. And finally, as we have developed our solutions across the biomethane value chain, various projects have emerged as examples of a local circular economy.

Missions and Responsibilities

Reporting to the UK General Manager and functionally to the entity Industrial director, in a growing context, you will be in charge of the UK operations for both markets sourcing and retail. Our ambition is to reach the Excellence in terms of Operations, namely the highest level of Safety, reliability and efficiency. Your responsibility will be the monitoring of our operational performance, ensuring the respect of the IMS guidelines, and developing necessary actions for continuous improvement . The reduction of the production costs and the customer satisfaction are the main drivers of this position. You will Interact continuously with Biogas Industrial direction in order to benchmark performances with standards and launch proper action plans.

Your main missions will be to organize your activity and your teams accordingly in order to. :

  • Ensure and develop Safety Culture for Operations
  • Ensure compliance to our IMS and quality standards
  • Manage and optimize reliability of our operations, with the objective to reach top-tier performance. Launch dedicated Reliability projects.
  • Manage and optimize operating costs (maintenance, electricity, manpower,...). Launch dedicated Efficiency projects
  • Supervise on a day-to-day basis the deliveries, with the objective to ensure maximum reliability of supply while minimizing the overall sourcing cost.
  • Ensure that the quality of service delivered to customers is compliant with our standards and consider customer’s satisfaction as a key priority
  • Work closely with the Project Execution team to improve the execution of future projects and the Handover to Operations.

Competencies and Profile

Graduated at Engineer’s Degree (Mechanical or Electrical or Process Eng), you have worked in industrial business for several years

Your english is fluent

You are recognized for different capabilities and strengths such as :

    • Management appetite, organized, with the ability to manage priorities
    • Strong focus on safety
    • Analytical skills, with cost reduction mindset, capitalization mindset and the ability to identify optimization opportunities along the entire value chain

Additional information

Based in Birmingham

Flexible working conditions

Regular missions on site