Work Management Specialist

Albemarle Corporation

Location: Wellesley

Job Type: Full time


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Job Description

The Position

Reporting to the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Superintendent, the Work Management Specialist will be responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing work processes and systems to enhance productivity and efficiency. You will collaborate and train various Train 1 & 2 teams and departments to identify SAP work management knowledge / skill levels, streamline workflows, and develop strategies to optimize work management practices. Your role will involve utilizing tools and technologies to monitor, track, and manage work progress, ensuring timely completion of tasks and projects.

You will collaborate with the Operational readiness team to assist with onboarding training for trains 3 & 4 to ensure SAP work management and business systems practices are fully understood to meet operational requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse work processes: Evaluate existing work processes and identify areas for improvement, such as redundancies, inefficiencies, or bottlenecks.

  • Streamline workflows: Develop and implement strategies to optimize work processes, eliminate unnecessary steps, and improve overall efficiency.

  • Work management tools: Utilize work management tools and software to track and monitor work progress, assign tasks, set priorities, and ensure timely completion.

  • Resource allocation: Collaborate with managers and teams to allocate resources effectively, ensuring optimal utilization and distribution of workforce, equipment, and materials.

  • Performance measurement: Develop metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure work performance and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Training and support: Provide training and support to teams on work management practices, tools, and systems, ensuring smooth implementation and adoption.

  • Collaboration and communication: Foster effective collaboration and communication among teams, departments, and stakeholders to align work objectives, share best practices, and resolve issues.

  • Continuous improvement: Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in work management, and recommend innovative solutions for continuous improvement.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of work processes, procedures, and changes, ensuring easy accessibility and knowledge sharing.

  • Consult with the Maintenance team to ensure clear performance expectations are set, relevant direction and coaching.

  • Ensure conformance with the Albemarle Core values, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations.

  • Set a leading example of step-up behaviour, by developing staff, managing risk, problem solving and achieving results.

  • Identify opportunities to coach and reward individuals to develop an inclusive culture that values and encourages diversity of thought and promotes team over individual.

Work Experience / Technical Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position.

  • Demonstrated experience in work management and process improvement in a similar environment

  • Understand of Lean modelling and change management.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify inefficiencies and develop effective solutions.

  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency in work management software and tools, such as project management systems, task management software, or workflow automation tools.

  • Demonstrated understanding and / or experience in Contractor Management

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Continuous learning mindset and willingness to stay updated with industry trends and advancements.

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline being Engineering with complimentary studies in project management.

  • Additional study in change management, process improvement such as Six Sigma

  • Frontline Management or similar

  • Trainer and Assessor (TAE) or Assessor Skill Set desirable

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