BASF RAVEN Project Manager in Beachwood, Ohio

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a RAVEN Project Manager who will be charged with leading the RAVEN ( RA w Material V alue EN gineering) team and related activities while reporting to either the Admixture Systems in Beachwood, Ohio, or the Construction Systems Controller in Minneapolis, MN. The team is responsible for sourcing and overseeing the implementation of cost savings opportunities including qualifying and approving new suppliers and/or sources of raw materials, packaging, and freight optimization. The target baseline of financial savings is 2%-3% of the raw material, packaging, and freight spend per year.

The position closely interfaces with Procurement, Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Management, and Finance. The incumbent will, through gaining of experience in all of these multiple functions, build leadership and projection management skills, as well as functional knowledge leveraged to deliver cost savings results. The successful candidate will work both independently and in collaboration with associates responsible for each specific functional area.

RAVEN Project Manager (1701669)

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead the RAVEN team’s efforts to identify raw material, packaging, and freight cost saving opportunities. Establish shared targets and goals, prioritize opportunities, and coordinate and implement cost saving initiatives among various cross-functional groups. Provide regular status updates to senior management.

  • Identify and evaluate economic valuation of opportunities and provide comprehensive financial analyses of benefits and costs to implement. Establish metrics of accountability to measure targeted cost savings.

  • Engage with business units including, but not limited to, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Development, and Finance to lead, support, guide, and measure the progress of implementing actions to support project goals.

  • Ensure compliance with all quality initiatives and processes, including ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004, while addressing and raising EHS standards at BASF.

  • Hold accountability for following and contributing to work processes designed to achieve improvement in company process safety performance.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience or 12 years of experience in lieu of education.

  • Five years of project management experience in the areas of procurement, technical development, manufacturing, or supply chain; experience in Construction Chemicals or Specialty Chemicals is a plus.

  • Strong analytical, team leadership, project management, technical/computer, and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles, Construction Chemicals quality standards, and customer specifications a plus.

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals North America

Title: RAVEN Project Manager

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1701669