Cabot Corporation

  • Facility General Manager

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Effectively and efficiently lead and direct the production, maintenance, engineering and warehouse departments at the plant where applicable, in producing quality product while complying with all policies, procedures, regulations, laws, and maintaining alignment with Cabot’s Vision & Values. As part of the regional management team, develop and implement site long-range plan, goals and objectives that support, and are aligned with, business and global manufacturing goals. Share key learning’s and seek improvements in technology and managerial methods from others.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensures safe production of products that meet customers’ needs for quality and quantity. Facility generally comprises of three or less production units; products manufactured are part of Cabot’s established portfolio; chemical processes can be of lower complexity.
    • Manages activities of plant’s cross-functional staff and ensures compliance with all company and external standards/regulations for Manufacturing, SH&E, Finance, Quality and HR.
    • Develops a culture where all employees pursue continuous improvement. Ensures improvement of process capability / reliability, resulting in less process variability and reduction in generation of off-quality material. Ensures safe, reliable and cost effective manufacturing of standard recipe products. Ensures that the appropriate management of change process is followed for recipe modification. Effectively manages local measurement capability, resulting in desired levels of measurement error for expected testing of Cabot products.
    • Establishes and implements local initiatives that enhance effective utilization of plant assets through prudent management of fixed and variable costs. Ensures long-term integrity and fit for purpose of all facility assets. Efficiently manages capital budget through use of the capital management system.
    • Plans and monitors departmental budgets and expenditures to meet financial cost targets and objectives established through formal planning processes.
    • Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management System in line with the requirements of the RC14001® technical specification, as applicable to the site/region.
    • Effectively practices Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, direct as well as matrix reports, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.


    • Strong knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes and safety procedures. Knowledge of Continuous Improvement process and techniques. Strong focus on safety and environmental concerns. 
    • In-depth understanding of how plant integrates with Cabot’s manufacturing goals. 
    • Ability to organize and manage resources, including budgets.
    • Leadership skills to motivate and lead cross-functional staff. Ability to provide oversight and guidance to staff. 


    • Bachelor/University Degree, preferably in a technical discipline. 
    • 7-10 years manufacturing experience, including prior people/budget management experience.

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.


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