BASF Operations Manager CCM - Seneca, SC in Seneca, South Carolina

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At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

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…

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.

The Operations Manager has the responsibility to ensure the safe, efficient and effective operation of the catalyst manufacturing production areas, which include the Prep department, the Pyromet department (Electric Arc Furnace and TBRC), and the Hydromet department (wet Refinery and Salts and Solutions). This requires overall coordination of production, maintenance, technologies, capital investment, health and safety, ecology, quality assurance, coaching and development. They must also ensure the effective and efficient utilization of resources including staff, materials, and equipment.

Formula for Success: you will…

  • Coach and develop 120 operations staff to reach their full potential.

  • Ensures that all activities within the operations organization are aligned with and supportive of the site's Journey to EHS Excellence. Provides leadership to this process through active participation in various meetings, activities, recognition events, etc

  • Manage Operations to ensure safe and efficient production within established standards of Safety, Health, Quality, Cost and Environmental Protection.

  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, and independent decision-making ability.

  • Oversee the maintenance of all equipment to minimize downtime.

  • Participate in process design and engineering activities.

  • Collaborate with the Global Team to ensure sharing of best practices and maintaining operational standards.

  • Maintain effective precious metal controls to eliminate or minimize loss of material.

  • Achieve production goals with respect to cost, quantity, quality, and safety.

  • Create and ensure that effective management review processes are in place in order to achieve performance goals related to EHS, financial, operations, quality, employee development, and operational management targets.

  • Be responsible for area cost control, inventory management, productivity improvement and metal control activities.

  • Interact with the commercial refining organization in evaluating the capability and cost of new refining feed stocks.

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…

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefits. You also have retirement benefits that include generous company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

What’s more, we believe that learning never stops. By working for a large, global organization, you’ll have an opportunity to develop your skills and build your network in myriad ways. You will build your knowledge of the many industries we serve and sharpen your skills in developing and refining sales strategies that align with current and future needs of the markets we serve.

Don’t just join us for a job, join us for a career! Come create chemistry with us!

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…

  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Metallurgy or an engineering field with related equivalent experience required

  • Strong leadership capabilities and experience directly managing others required

  • Minimum of 10 years of production management experience required

  • Solid working knowledge of requisite environmental, health and safety (EHS) requirements required

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization (i.e. verbal, written, negotiation, problem solving, facilitation) and interface with internal & external customer contacts.

  • Demonstrated ability in developing or maintaining EHS excellence in a complex manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in precious metals recovery and refining, specifically in the methods of hydrometallurgy and/or pyrometallurgy is preferred

  • Experience with the processing and tracking of platinum group metals or high value materials in general is also preferred.

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: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: CCM-Precious & Base Metal Services

Title: Operations Manager CCM - Seneca, SC

Location: SC-Seneca

Requisition ID: 1700616