Manager (Contractor Management)

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Job Field: Technical Service / Support
Location: Kuantan, MY
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_MY_34165

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This position is based at BASF PETRONAS Chemicals' Sdn Bhd, a RM3.4 billion joint venture that combines the innovative strengths and capabilities of two well-established Fortune 500 companies, BASF SE (60%), the world's leading chemical company and PETRONAS (40%), Malaysia’s fully integrated energy company with a wide network of operations around the world. Established since 1997, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals' ‘verbund’ (integrated) chemical production facility is sited in Gebeng, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur. With the current growth in our downstream portfolio, we are integrating the most powerful minds and talented high achievers to drive our outstanding performance as a global leader in the chemical industry.

OBJECTIVES To lead and manage contractor Coordination section in managing all in-house contractors to be able to provide effective and efficient services to support maintenance and technical services of all the production complexes in Gebeng site. MAIN TASKS

  • Act as contracts owner for all services offered by in-house contractors at Gebeng site so as to deliver high quality and cost effectives services
  • Analyses and implement action plan in line with the business strategy i.e contracting strategy to ensure cost effective services with highest quality and safety standards.
  • Anticipates and analyses contractor situational and operational performance and implement a timely actions as to ensure effective mobilization and deployment of in-house contractor resources for the site.
  • Anticipates and analyses ATLIS system operational performance and issues and implement necessary actions to ensure smooth recording, tracking and monitoring of contractor’s claim hours.
  • Anticipates and analyses contacts requirement and availability and implement necessary actions to ensure service provided in-line with business strategy and directions
  • Act as Process Owner for Contractor Management Modules of SAP in which the scope including gatekeeping, process improvements, training, documentation and selection and mentor key user(s).
  • Shapes (the respective Section) and sets the tone by supporting and contributing towards the team to achieve short to medium- term strategic goals.
  • Identifies appropriate learning and development programs for team to close their competency gap
  • Coaches, mentors and counsels team and in-house contractor effectively to strictly comply with all safe work procedures and site HSE requirements.
  • Implement and facilitate effective development plan to ensure team and contractor will meet the targeted HSE and business requirements.
  • Ownership of process including gatekeeping, process improvements, training, documentation and selection and mentor key user(s).
  • Lead and facilitate operational and planning discussion with finance, procurement, project, plant workshop and others to resolve issue and meet the target expectation.

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Engineering / Technical or an equivalent from a recognized university. Candidate with Master Degree would be an added advantage
  • Possess a minimum 6 years experience in mechanical work in an oil & gas or petrochemical plant environment, with a minimum 3 years in a leader capacity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and SAP.
  • Demonstrate personal effectiveness and characteristics of a self-starter, proactive and strong focus in delivery and results.
  • Able to work under intense pressure in a fast paced environment and deliver within tight deadlines.

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