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BASF Transportation & Distribution Manager in Houston, Texas

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Transportation and Distribution Manager – (2202012)Houston, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Petrochemicals business is responsible for producing and delivering a range of high-quality chemicals and polymers to customers world-wide. As the Transportation and Distribution(T&D) Manager for N. America Petrochemicals and a member of the N. America supply chain leadership you will be a key to both daily operational success and our strategic initiatives. As the team lead, you will direct a team of supply chain analysts, site logistics leader, material handling team and leverage multiple internal and 3 rd party service platforms to ensure operational and business success. The role spans truck, rail, and marine modes of transportation plus internal and 3 rd party vendor services (warehouses, terminals, transloaders, etc.) for our N. America business with multiple production facilities in N. America and imports/exports with BASF affiliates and customers globally.

The Transportation and Distribution team’s primary responsibility is to ensure logistics service aligned with cost management as required to satisfy our operational and customer requirements. This success is ensured through distribution network setup and planning, service level agreements, budgeting and cost management, and business alignment.

As the leader, you have responsibility to identify and implement strategic change relative to network optimization, vendor selection and management, digitalization, process changes and team skill development. The T&D Manager’s leadership is critical to facilitate a Continuous Improvement approach to our activities and ultimately impact our Customer Experience success.

Formula for Success: you will…

  • Leveraging your education in Supply Chain, Logistics, IT/IS, Engineering, or related field, you will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Transportation and Distribution team to enable business performance and operational success.

  • Relying on your experience and knowledge with logistics planning and operations, you will ensure the success of our service level expectations, supply reliability and contingencies strategies, and adherence to cost targets while utilizing SAP ERP, Cost Management and Analytical tools (PowerBI), and supplemental informational/transactional systems.

  • Through a strong strategic focus and relationship management skills, you will work cross-functionally with operations, commercial leadership, sales, controlling, and service platforms to assess and propose strategic process changes and/or asset investments which ensure our supply capabilities and reliability relative to capacity management, safety, vendor operations, business continuity and growth initiatives.

  • Develop and adhere to a Continuous Improvement mindset and principles supported through analytics, reporting and analysis to drive improvements in supply chain processes, capabilities, flexibility, reliability, and financial performance (i.e. Asset Effectiveness, DR, NCMs, Working Capital, Costs).

  • Acting as a driver for change, you will identify and implement initiatives aligned with our digital roadmap and strategy to improve our process and team effectiveness and efficiency. This includes implementation and value extraction from systems such as SAP ERP, OMP Integrated Planning and network modeling, logistics track/trace systems, process mining and Power Apps systems.

  • Demonstrating your leadership, you will play a critical role in people & team development by establishing an inclusive and high-performance team culture through the setting of targets and objectives, providing coaching and feedback, encouraging team input and innovation, supporting skill and knowledge building, and motivating talent to reach their full potential

  • With advanced presentation skills, utilize data analysis, process expertise and situational awareness to compile and present precise conclusions and recommendations to the broader supply chain, business team, service platforms, 3 rd party service providers both regionally and globally.

  • With disciplined and adaptable time management skills, manage multiple priorities, deliver assignments and actions on time, drive stakeholder collaboration and decision-making to ensure successful activity closure

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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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-CPN/L-Supply Chain Petrochemicals-63013155

Title: Transportation & Distribution Manager

Location: TX-Houston

Requisition ID: 2202012

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