Our goals - Your path

Directs the planning, coordination, and execution of all manufacturing and distribution policies and programs to maintain and improve the competitive position and profitability of Sika. Formulate and implement policies and programs for product quality, product availability, and new product manufacturing processes, on-time delivery, continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, and cost reduction. Be a proactive member of the executive team with shared responsibility for the results of the whole company as well as the Operations Division. Provides Regional support role for North American companies.

  • Direct the activities of manufacturing facilities in multiple locations to insure they operate efficiently and safely to service our customers with quality products in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Assure continuity of multiple site manufacturing operations through continuous appraisal and assessment of production and packaging output in relation to customer needs, quality standards and cost requirements.
  • In collaboration with the executive team, develop strategic plans for long term, sustainable, profitable growth; develop capital programs and make recommendations for new or expanded manufacturing and distribution facilities as required by the growth and needs of the business; develop programs to reduce costs.
  • Lead plant management in developing annual budgets for operations and manage in accordance with company policies and procedures while demonstrating productivity improvements; develop three-year plan for operations.
  • Define and implement manufacturing, distribution, and freight objectives; develop specific short term and long-range plans and programs together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates.
  • Direct efforts relating to safety, environmental and government affairs to ensure compliance and implementation of necessary programs regarding the welfare of employees, customers and the communities in which we are located.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15-20 years of progressively responsible operations experience in the specialty chemicals or related area. Experience must have included a proven track record in manufacturing, distribution, and materials management in both union and non-union facilities, achievement of specific goals, and the development of cohesive, high performing teams. Experience must include 10-15 years in managerial positions.
  • Must have proven record of creativity, innovation, team leadership, team participation and significant achievement.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and negotiating skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent analytical and quantitative skills.

Going Beyond. Together.

 Competitive Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with company match, year-end profit-sharing bonus, paid time off, and paid holidays. 
Meaningful Work: Sika products enhance our surroundings and the work every employee completes helps positively impact daily lives by making our world stronger, more durable, and more reliable – every day.  
Company Culture: Sika centers work culture around entrepreneurship where individuals have the power to make decisions, learn from mistakes, and define their career.  

Community Involvement:  Sika takes active roles in our community and aims to support volunteer work and charitable endeavors across the United States through rebuilding and giving back.  
Sustainability Initiatives: Sika is committed to sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts, and assuming social responsibility. The company supports energy efficient projects and implements numerous measures aimed to boost economic, social, and ecological sustainability. 

 

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

About Sika

With over 100 years of experience, Sika is a worldwide innovation and sustainability leader in the development and production of systems and products for commercial and residential construction, as well as the marine, automotive, and renewable energy manufacturing industries.  Sika has offices in over 100 countries with over 300 manufacturing facilities and more than 33,500 employees worldwide. With annual sales of 11.5+ billion dollars in 2022, our commitment to quality, innovation, and the environment as well as putting our customer’s needs first, encompasses why Sika is the global leader in our industries.