BASF Head of Quality Management EMEA (m/f) in Hannover, Germany

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Job Field: Quality Management

Location: Hannover, DE

Company: BASF Catalysts Germany GmbH

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN57054117ONLE1

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BASF Catalysts Germany GmbH is one of the leading providers of exhaust gas after-treatment systems for motor vehicles. As a BASF Group company, our main business is the development, the production and the distribution of catalytic exhaust converters. At the same time, we are also playing a leading role in the manufacturing of catalyst supports and adsorbent materials for air and natural gas treatment.

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What you can expect

The automotive industry is known for the high standards it imposes on all the participants in the value chain. Quality standards are driven by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and are governed by Quality Management Systems, e.g. of the VDA (Association of the Automotive Industry). Our unit European Quality ensures a high product quality and customers satisfaction for our European clients with the goal to be recognized as the top-quality performer in the market.

  • As Regional Quality Manager (m/f) you will be responsible for leading the quality organization across the EMEA region with manufacturing sites in Europe and Africa.

  • You will push the organization to have a pro-active quality mindset, promote the awareness of customer requirements and you will support and coach the Plant Quality Managers.

  • Furthermore, you will implement Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ensure that local policies and procedures meet global standards.

  • When dealing with customer and critical supplier issues you will be the highest regional quality executive. You will drive efficiencies to react to short term quality issues.

  • You will identify ongoing structure and process improvements to reduce quality costs while improving quality effectiveness.

What we expect

  • You have a Master*s degree or PhD, preferably in an engineering or scientific discipline with a strong technical background, and long-standing experience in quality management, product stewardship or continuous improvement.

  • Additionally, you have three years minimum leadership experience in a complex, cross regionally and cross culturally organization and you are familiar with risk and project Management.

  • Experiences in the automotive market and knowledge of Six Sigma are a plus.

  • You are willing to make difficult decisions and you have the engagement to drive changes even in difficult times.

  • Lastly, you know how to keep your team motivated and you are able to establish an appreciative working environment.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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