BASF Quality Systems / Continuous Improvement Leader in Mcintyre, Georgia

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Quality Systems/ Continuous Improvement Leader (1802462) – MidGa

Where the Chemistry Happens

This position is designed to ensure adherence to and continually improve all aspects of the Middle Georgia sites Quality Management System (QMS) and Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), and will embed a Lean / Six Sigma culture into the sites . Position will assist all departments across multiple sites in developing new or maintaining existing procedures and documentation to comply with current Quality and Responsible Care Management Systems requirements, will identify and lead operational excellence initiatives, and will provide awareness education, training and support as necessary on a variety of Lean / Six Sigma techniques. The Quality Systems / Continuous Improvement Leader will work closely with other Quality functions within the Business Unit to ensure consistency in procedures, documentation, auditing and reporting formats, and will represent Middle Georgia in EV Business Unit Quality initiatives.

Formula for Success

  • Ensure sites adherence to the latest version of ISO9001 and RCMS Standards, and the underlying principles and philosophies behind it.

  • Implement new processes and technologies through business improvement and Six Sigma initiatives aimed at improving the site’s manufacturing and lab capabilities. This will include delivering specific improvement projects (engineering, reliability, safety, cost control, process control, and energy reduction) across the site.

  • Work regularly and closely with other leaders (e.g. business, production, R&D, supply chain, engineering, etc.) across the site to institute best practices, identify areas for improvement and development, establish buy-in for operational excellence initiatives required to support the site’s strategic agenda and drive meaningful change wherever required.

  • NCM Coordinator for Middle Georgia sites, managing all aspects of internal, external and supplier non-conformances, including timely resolution and communication.

  • Mentor and coach Lean/Six Sigma candidates toward completion and certification of improvement projects.

  • Design procedures aimed at improving efficiencies, reducing cost and variability, eliminating waste, and improving safety standards.

  • Coordinate and lead all aspects of Internal, External Registrar and Customer audits.

  • Document Control Coordinator for the sites. Provide guidance to all departments on proper format and content of procedures, and monitors for adherence and effectiveness.

  • Management Representative responsibilities for the Quality and Responsible Care Management Systems. This includes scheduling and participating in internal and surveillance audits, communicating audit results, and coordinating closure of any corrective actions identified during these audits, including follow-up with Business Unit Quality functions and management system registrar as needed. Also schedules, leads, documents and communicates management review meetings, and tracks follow-up items.

  • Promote awareness and implementation of Quality Systems / Continuous Improvement concepts through participation on teams, education and training sessions.

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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: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance

Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals

Title: Quality Systems / Continuous Improvement Leader

Location: GA-Mcintyre

Requisition ID: 1802462