• Contract Manufacturing Manager

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for all Performance Materials outsourced finished products.
    • Maintain a global network of qualified contract manufacturing partners to enable full utilization of internal assets while meeting growth plans.
    • Ensure a high level of safety commitment at contract manufacturers to be consistent with Ingevity’s internal culture.
    • Establish robust and repeatable documented processes for contract manufacturing and for purchased finish goods.
    • Ensure outsourced finished products are produced at the right time in the right quantities in a cost-effective manner at objective customer service levels.
    • Ensure contract manufacturers and purchased finished goods comply with applicable environmental/safety/health regulations and requirements and certifications.
    • Assist with the introduction of new products across Performance Materials and accomplish other projects as required
    • Drive process capability and quality improvement, productivity improvement, and cost reduction.
    • Drive cost savings in contract manufacturing through sourcing strategies and productivity improvements.
    • Manage costs of all outsourced products including production, packaging, and supply chain related costs
    • Manage payments to contract manufacturers for completed services through Ingevity’s accounts payable system

    What you need to succeed

    • General knowledge of chemical plant processes, equipment and technologies relating to the products to be contract manufactured
    • Understanding of PSM, OSHA, EPA, discipline specific concepts (i.e. chemistry, process equipment, chemical processes), environmental permitting and policies (i.e. Title-V, MON), safety processes (MOC/PHA, Incident Investigations), customer complaint resolution and root cause elimination.
    • Ability to manage the end-to-end supply chain for outsourced finished products. Ability to interact with business, technical, production, SH&E and other groups to develop effective sourcing strategies to meet current and future business needs. Ability to manage production across new sources of supply, new products or new technologies. Ability to coordinate commercialization of new, outsourced products or changes to existing outsourced products, processes or suppliers.
    • Minimum of 5 years plant experience in operations, supply chain, &/or technical roles with technology, processes, products and regulatory environment in specialty chemicals or closely related business field is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is preferred but equivalent work experience will be considered.
    • General knowledge of SAP enterprise software is desired
    • Travel 20-40%
    • This position is not eligible for employment sponsorship.

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.
    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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