Operations Leader in Dilovasi, Turkey

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Operations Leader

At a glance

Position:Operations Leader

Primary locationDilovasi (TUR), Kocaeli, Türkiye

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:05/06/2024

Job Number:R2050771

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple – to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

Dow has a great people leadership opportunity for anOperations Leaderlocated inDilovasi, Türkiyesupporting Gebze Site Operations Leader.

As the Operations Leader you will be responsible for Dow Plastic additives Plant staff and share responsibility and accountability for Plant, Site, and Business goals to safely and reliably operate the assets and maximize team performance. As a leader, you will foster a work environment with a high level of integrity and strong customer and safety focus that embraces inclusion and diversity, innovation and sustainability, continuous improvement and empowerment. You will act as the primary back-up to the Production Leader.


  • Partners with the Production leader to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals and ensure compliance with regulatory and permit requirements.

  • Supports Production Leader to provide motivation, explanation, context, and communication purpose of messages to the empowered organization.

  • Develops operation employees and ensures career success via goal-setting, performance management, promotion processes, and employee development plan.

  • Knows and advocates Life Critical Standards within the facility. Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior and coaching in the field. Provides the needed recognition and discipline to address deviations with urgency, and ensure appropriate follow up and investigation.

  • Keeps active field presence and assess work activities to maintain appropriate staffing.

  • Ensures Operators are on-boarded and trained via a comprehensive plant training program to maximize knowledge and success. Accountable for improving Operator expertise.

  • Works to improve the total cost of production. Maintains the leadership role for the Budget Team and cost tracking.

  • Supports and drives continuous improvement and optimizes relationship between quality, productivity, and profitability. Understands cGMP for Food/Pharma regulated products.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant industry experience is required (i.e., Engineering, Manufacturing).

  • Very good command of English language

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need…when you need it.

  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.

  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.

  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.

  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.

  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:

  • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).

  • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.

  • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visitingwww.dow.com.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow’s equal opportunities is available onwww.dow.com.

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