BASF Site Development Manager in Palmyra, Missouri

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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.

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 currently searching for a motivated Site Development Managers for our BASF Agricultural Solutions business (AP) in Hannibal, MO and Beaumont, TX.

We develop and produce innovative chemistries providing herbicides to assists farmers in meeting the growing demand for improved agricultural productivity. BASF Agricultural Solutions’ mission is to help today’s growers meet the challenges of tomorrow’s hungry world.

Site Development Manager (1700893)

As a Site Development Manager, you will be responsible for serving on the Site Leadership Team. You will establish and maintain strong relationships to collaborate with local government officials; such as Mayors, City Council, Superintendents, School Board Trustees and local University Staff. You will also be responsible for providing strategic advertisement plans that position the company with a positive image in the community, and that recognize us as an employer of choice. You will develop and deliver site strategies and operational activities aimed at optimizing the capability / effectiveness of site organizations. In addition, you will ensure that the site’s training needs are effectively defined, provided and coordinated, thus ensuring regulatory compliance and meeting operational objectives.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Strengthen partnerships in the community through effective branding

  • In close cooperation with BASF's Corporate Communications Department:

  • Support the site's "license to operate" through strategic communications that positively influence perceptions and attitudes of BASF by local opinion leaders, government officials and the general public

  • Lead the site’s charitable contributions program and manage the respective budget; Ensure efforts address critical needs of the community and provide mutual benefit to stakeholders and to BASF in terms of measuring social impact

  • Support a positive public relations and media image by maintaining strong relationships with local key media; Develop and disseminate news releases, news conferences or other media outreach for BASF

  • Lead an Employee Community Involvement Program that engages employees in community relations activities

  • Manage and implement, through the development of teams, all special events and site milestone activities; Manage company participation in all community fundraisers and develop appropriate local advertisements that will promote BASF as a strong community supporter

  • Strengthen local community college partnerships to impact the educational curriculum in colleges

  • Lead site efforts to create common requirements and improved hiring collaboration for manufacturing jobs

  • Partner with local universities to implement Internships for skilled crafts

  • Implement and maintain I/E and Maintenance training programs

  • Maintain contractor operator training program

  • Partner with Learning & Organizational Development to create a continuing learning approach for site operators, I/E techs and maintenance techs

  • Partner with local colleges and key city leaders in order to attract, develop and retain women, minorities and veterans in manufacturing operator, I/E and Maintenance roles

  • Partner with school and community leaders to enhance career and technical education awareness and promote the BASF Brand

  • Represent the site on boards of local organizations, as applicable

As a leader for BASF, you will…

  • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

  • Support development assignments and movement of talent across units

  • Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

  • Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

  • Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

  • Execute performance and career development discussions

  • Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy

  • Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

This position is part of a job family. The successful candidates will be hired at a level that matches their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

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

As a leader for BASF, you are expected to…

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • High School Diploma or GED, with 10 years of relevant experience in manufacturing

  • Knowledge and experience in communications, media relations, community and school relations, brand management, and workforce development

  • Experience working within the chemical industry

  • Must be a proactive self-starter with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills; Must be able to develop and maintain beneficial and aligned relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including BASF employees and management, and external community stakeholders

  • Overall excellent oral and written communications skills

  • High degree of interpersonal and organizational skills

We Also Look For…

  • Leadership and team building skills

  • Experience and facilitation of training

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: (AP)-Crop Protection

Title: Site Development Manager

Location: MO-Palmyra

Requisition ID: 1700893

Other Locations: US-TX-Beaumont