BASF Site Director - Kankakee, IL in Kankakee, Illinois

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 and Glassdoor as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

As the Site Director for Kankakee, Illinois, you will lead the production activities for the Care Chemicals (EM) and Nutrition/Health (EN) groups and ensure alignment with the business strategies. You will drive for safe operation, continuous improvement, and increased profitability awhile creating an environment that supports the attraction, development, and retention of high quality employees. You will make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have a value-added impact to the site.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Utilizing your expertise in leading manufacturing operations, you will:

  • Lead the Kankakee site to excellence in EHS performance, manufacturing capability, and capital execution, as well as to meet customer expectations in quality, service, and delivery.

  • Provide leadership in communicating the corporate and business strategies and developing the appropriate culture.

  • Be accountable for the manufacturing, maintenance and site services, engineering, quality, warehouse, and shipping

  • Drive a culture where continuous improvement, breakthrough performance, and an enjoyable work environment are expectations of all team members.

  • Identify and manage all operational risks including EHS, regulatory, quality, equipment optimizations, and reliability.

  • Maintain an active working relationship with the business group marketing, sales, and research & development groups.

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic solutions to site operational, cultural, and organizational challenges (Kankakee Today).

  • Manage the site’s fixed cost budgets, variable cost optimizations, capital budgets, and project execution.

  • Maintain positive relations with the community and government agencies.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable GMP's and the Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

  • Formulate and recommend policies and programs which guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability to the business

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.

Ingredients for Success… What we look for in you….

  • You will use your Chemical Engineering or related technical degree, an understanding of chemical processing (both continuous and batch operations), and a detailed understanding of business financial reporting and tracking to successfully lead Kankakee. Keen problem solving in a matrix organization, experience at a multi-Business Unit site, and an understanding of key performance drivers will equip you to successfully manage changes in strategy.

  • As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

Title: Site Director - Kankakee, IL

Location: IL-Kankakee

Requisition ID: 1703448