BASF Site Manager - Quincy, FL in Quincy, Florida

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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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Site Manager at our Quincy, Florida manufacturing site. The Dispersions, Resins, and Additives business of BASF prides itself in offering a comprehensive range of solutions for formulators’ needs for products in coatings, inks, adhesives, building materials and additives. The Quincy operation is a specialty site within the Dispersions, Resins, and Additives business focusing on the manufacture of attapulgite clay products that are used in a wide variety of industries, such as construction, agriculture, nutrition, filtration, coatings, and oilfield solutions.

As the Site Manager, you will provide leadership, direction, and focus for all functions at the Quincy FL site. This includes leadership for a broad range of activities including EH&S, Operations (Production and Maintenance), New Product Introduction, Operational Excellence, Process Engineering, and all capital projects necessary to support business unit growth plans. In addition, the Site Manager ensures that processes and activities comply with BASF policies, regulations and our values for safety, quality, environmental and financial stewardship. The Site Manager is a member of the business leadership team and interacts with global business unit colleagues and support organizations across BASF North America in fulfilling the mission of the business and sites, ensuring customer satisfaction, and achieving operational excellence. Unique to this site leader role, is a need for business acumen and an entrepreneurial approach to generating niche business demand to supplement and create a synergy with strategic business demand.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead, coach, & develop the Site Team at Quincy to excellence in EHS performance; manufacturing capability; as well as meet customer expectations in quality and delivery.

  • 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, community interaction, quality, cost, equipment optimization and reliability.

  • Develop and implement budget, objectives, personnel plans, inventory management, and capital plans that align with the strategic objectives of the businesses supplied by Quincy.

  • Develops and implements manufacturing and asset strategies to ensure assets are aligned with business strategies; that ensure technology transfers are issue-free; as well as provide for reliable & flexible product availability while maximizing asset utilization.

  • As part of our business team, assist in generating business opportunities for co-products generated at the site.

Leadership Core Responsibilities

  • 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

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 a technical discipline required; degree in an Engineering discipline preferred.

  • Master’s degree in a commercial discipline is a plus

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a minimum of 3 roles in operations, manufacturing, technical services, maintenance and/or engineering required

  • Experience directly managing others required

  • Work experience in the chemical industry and/or mining industry preferred

  • Experience in a commercial role or experience in business generation is preferred.

  • Demonstrated track record of manufacturing achievement in the critical success areas of EH&S, cost reduction, continuous improvement, cycle time reduction, asset optimization, and application of leading edge methods and technologies.

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills with ability to analyze complex technical, operational and financial data and develop effective solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence people at all levels in the organization, customers, suppliers and other external contacts that allows for achievement of substantial results through others.

  • Demonstrated ability to focus employees at all levels to recognize the “right thing to do” and empower them to act decisively within their ability and area of responsibility.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong teams, coach, influence and guide employees, and the ability to recognize and develop talent throughout the organization as a means.

  • Track record for creating continuous improvements in the culture, facilities and technology.

Leadership Expectations: 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: GEMA - General Management

Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Title: Site Manager - Quincy, FL

Location: FL-Quincy

Requisition ID: 1700556