BASF Supply Chain Operations Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Supply Chain Operations Manager to join our North America Dispersions & Resins Supply Chain team based in Charlotte, NC. (Incumbent could also be located at our Southfield or Wyandotte, MI sites.)

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry.

For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

Supply Chain Operations Manager (1700304)

You will have overall managerial responsibility for the Resins & Additives site supply chain planning which includes raw material planning, finite production scheduling, order management, and transportation. Site responsibilities include Wyandotte, MI (Resins plant), Louisville, KY, West Memphis, AR, and Quincy, FL. You will also manage those responsible for maintaining appropriate inventory levels, executing production schedules, and coordinating inbound/outbound transportation.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide leadership and expertise to optimize inventories, material planning, production scheduling, and transportation.

  • Develop and implement short- and long-term targets in conjunction with site, business unit, and corporate groups in order to meet strategic business unit goals

  • Leverage Lean Six Sigma tools and project management to drive continuous improvement in planning processes and site logistics

  • Effectively coordinate with BASF corporate supply chain and logistics groups both in North America and globally for project implementation and process optimization.

  • Act as liaison with corporate procurement team to improve raw material planning processes and drive project savings.

  • Actively promote best practice development and sharing across Dispersions & Resins supply chain teams and across BASF business units

  • Member of Dispersions & Resins Supply Chain Leadership Team and Operations Leadership Teams

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 in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, Science or related field.

  • Minimum 8 years of logistics, supply chain, material management, or operations experience. Experience within chemical or materials industries and manufacturing environments is a plus.

  • Must exhibit strong leadership competencies in order to lead diverse and remote teams.

  • Demonstrated experience with finite scheduling, material requirements planning, warehousing, or inventory control theory & practice.

  • Strong working knowledge with MS Excel, analysis / database tools, ERP planning systems (i.e., SAP).

You May Also Have…

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Lean Six Sigma certification or project experience

  • APICS certification or nearing completion of certification

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Supply Chain Operations Manager

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 1700304

Other Locations: US-MI-Southfield, US-MI-Wyandotte, US-MI-Detroit