Department Manager Operational solutions

About the role

Location: Austria - Linz, Austria - Vienna, Belgium - Mechelen, Finland - Porvoo, Sweden - Stenungsund

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


Borealis is a global leader in advanced and sustainable chemicals and material solutions. Sustainability and innovation are core part of Borealis strategy and we are now seeking enforcement to our Digital Solutions team as Department Manager for Operations solutions.

The Department Manager is responsible for a team, which is ensuring our digital solutions for the Operations business unit, consisting of production (including MES area), maintenance, reliability, engineering, technical development, material handling and logistics, are up-and-running in a stable, secure and usable way.


As a Department manager you will: 


  • Lead, organize and supervise the work of the assigned processes and resources (team and budget) in order to ensure the optimal utilization and to deliver on the set objectives of the team. 
  • Develop the competences of the team members, which are required for the implementation of the IT strategy of Borealis (operational excellence, diversity, information security, agile practices etc.) and provide the necessary coaching.
  • Lead tactical vendor management (contract negotiation, contractual change requests, claim Management, Service Level Management, …) driving operational vendor management.

About you


You have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Automation-/Process Engineering, Chemicals or other relevant area and more than 10 years of experience in a similar role in the field of operations in an international work environment. You have in-depth knowledge of leading team of specialists and experts. You have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, strong leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills. You master English at business level. 

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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