BASF Synthesis Contact Supervisor in Newport, Delaware

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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.

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This position is within BASF Colors & Effects USA LLC, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation. BASF Colors & Effects produces a broad portfolio of colorants and effect pigments in 13 sites globally. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, BASF’s experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

Job Purpose –

The Contact Supervisor, Synthesis role is a key leadership position at the Newport site. The position is responsible for the safety, productivity, and development of their direct reports while ensuring their shift is executing the elements of the Toyota Production System every day in line with the expectations of the Area TPS Leaders and the Site Production Manager.

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

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Six Sigma/Lean training/certification a plus


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in chemical plant environment

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in ISO certified manufacturing plant

  • Personnel leadership/management experience preferred

  • Certification as an Incident Commander a plus


  • Working knowledge of pigment synthesis operations preferred

  • Capabilities to supervise and develop direct reports.

  • Ability to direct and motivate exempt and non-exempt associates.

  • Computer skills – ability to learn/work with MS Office, OSI PI process data collection software, and plant distributed control software

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.

  • Ability to learn/apply trouble shooting skills in a complex manufacturing environment

  • Well-developed and practical knowledge of occupational and process safety requirements (LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work, PPE, etc.)

  • Ability to utilize continuous improvement tools and methodologies to drive sustainable improvements.

  • Passion for quality, continuous improvement and meeting customer needs

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-President's Office-60000001

Title: Synthesis Contact Supervisor

Location: DE-Newport

Requisition ID: 1804411