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Sr. Mgr., Operational Excellence & Integration

Buckeye Partners L.P.
United States, Texas, Houston
July 26, 2022

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners, L.P. has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating under a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.

It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.

Buckeye Partners is currently seeking a Sr. Manager, Operational Excellence and Integration with experience managing operational excellence programs in the Oil & Gas Industry to join our team!

Role Summary:

The Sr. Manager, Operational Excellence and Integration role is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and improving Buckeye's Operational Excellence program. Provide leadership and support to our Operations Leaders, Asset Teams, and Program Owners to achieve and sustain Operational Excellence through analysis, awareness, and strategic continuous improvement initiatives.

*The level of this position may be evaluated to more closely match the identified candidates work experience.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions include:

  • Management: Manage the Operational Excellence Team as related to their primary roles and responsibilities as well as their goals and professional development.
  • Operational Excellence (OE) Program and Communications:

    • Lead the OE Team and provide strategies, proactive programs, and performance metrics which enhance performance.
    • Ensure the OE Team Charter and OE Program procedure are current and effectively implemented including the OE Awards Program.
    • Monitor, analyze and recommend enhancements to the LIVE Safe Toolbox (proactive engagement programs) to ensure employee engagement, effectiveness and continuous improvement.
    • Manage the development of program materials and the scheduling and implementation of annual LIVE Safe Kick-Off Meetings.
    • Develop and distribute Monthly OE Performance Updates
    • Lead Monthly OE Scorecard review meetings with Operations Leadership to monitor performance and identify areas requiring additional focus or action.
    • Develop and conduct Quarterly OE mini-Summits with Program Owners, Regional Leaders and Asset Teams with a focus on Safety, Release Prevention, Quality Control, and other OE Program Initiatives. Develop and implement additional OE communications as required to promote awareness and engagement.
    • Coordinate and manage the Annual Operational Excellence Summit.

  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Analysis and Reporting. Provide analysis and reporting related to key Operational Excellence, Operations, Performance, and Buckeye Safety & Operations Management System (SOMS) KPIs;

    • Develop and distribute key OE, Operations, Performance and SOMS KPIs in accordance with program and Operations requirements
    • Consolidate data into KPI Dashboards and Scorecards for review by Senior Leadership
    • Analyze and identify meaningful conclusions from KPIs for management review
    • Collaborate with Field Operations and Corporate SMEs to drive continuous improvement to KPI program including enhanced performance, efficiency, and reliability related metrics
    • Identify new KPIs and drive the continuous improvement aspect of Operational Excellence
    • Collaborate with data set owners and IT Business Intelligence Team to enhance KPI reporting and dashboard functionality

  • Lessons Learned Process.

    • Support the SOMS lessons learned process through management of the Lessons Learned Library

  • Corrective Action Management.

    • Serve as the Standard Owner for the SOMS Corrective Action Management Standard in accordance with the roles and responsibilities of the Standard. Drive timely completion and evidencing of all identified Corrective Actions.

  • Due Diligence and Integration.

    • As directed, lead cross-departmental teams to complete due diligence, transition, and integration activities for New Acquisitions. Lead project integration teams to complete integration activities for large capital projects to support operational readiness and integration of the new assets into Buckeye's operations.

  • Operations Support.

    • Interface with various department Leaders and Teams to review/provide operations input, maintain alignment, and support implementation of new initiatives.
    • Support emergency response efforts and participate in incident investigations as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required, preferably in Organizational Leadership, Business or an Engineering-related discipline.
  • 8+ years of professional, related experience in Operations
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • Advanced experience with SharePoint, Microsoft Office (including Power BI), and other Oracle based products are preferred
  • Up to 35% travel

Other skills, attributes and abilities:

  • This position requires someone who has a tremendous commitment to Operational Excellence.
  • In order to be successful in this position, one must possess strong leadership and influence skills.
  • Excellent program development, organization and analytical skills are required.
  • Excellent communication (oral, written and presentation) skills are required, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. Problem-solving skills are also essential.
  • Individual must be available during non-work hours as required. Normal and extraordinary work circumstances may require, without notice, evening, weekend or holiday work.

Certificates & Licenses:

  • None required

Essential Functions:

  • This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
  • This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

Physical & Safety Requirements:

  • Normal office environment and field operations environment.

About You:

To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must be able to work independently. You must also be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal clients and external counterparties (customers, vendors, etc.), as well as when handling sensitive and confidential information.

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of our employees and results in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.

About Us:

Buckeye Partners, L.P. is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business and one of the nation's largest independent petroleum products pipeline transportation and terminalling service providers; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and customer needs.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on the following website: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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