BASF Facilities Manager - Seed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the site management (maintenance and reliability, capital investment, strategic site planning, process technology and compliance) and is accountable for the safe, secure and efficient operations of Canola Center of Innovation in Saskatoon. This position is responsible for building operations, projects, security and supervises direct reports within the maintenance department as well as external contractors and reception.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Participate in the development of short term and strategic planning of site maintenance and site development as Member of Saskatoon Site Management team

  • Manage all technical aspects to assure the safe and efficient operations of Canola Center of Innovation in Saskatoon

  • Responsible for site security and safety

  • Plan and manage the facility’s operational & capital investment budgets

  • Plan and execute site investment projects. Manage asset obligations, investments and their related expense budgets

  • Manage the projects and large investment projects including planning, designing, monitoring, cost tracking and interact with third party suppliers, service providers, contractors to ensure smooth and timely projects completion

  • Leadership role as site management representative for OHC including reporting & submitting ‘incident reports’

  • Supervise direct reports (administrative staff; site maintenance) as well as external contractors

  • Organize and lead site meetings for Managers and employees

  • Ensure legal compliance with all Government, Provincial and local laws and statutes, BCS policies, guidelines, and good practices

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with local authorities, statutory bodies and key third party stakeholders

  • Provide site support to off- site locations including: Oak Bluff (MB), Ardrossan (AB), Kamsack (SK) and Belle Plaine (SK)

  • Oversee upkeep of perimeter fence, and Shelterbelts that surround the main location properties

  • Responsible to supervise maintenance of sediment and evaporation lagoons to ensure all season operation

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor Degree preferably in Agriculture

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in site administration & maintenance required

  • Exposure to an engineering/construction environment and project management in the past role would be an asset

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in previous roles in management of different scale projects

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, databases and resource management software

  • Substantial working experience in multifunctional, multicultural groups having social, communication and organizational skills to effectively network and partner with stakeholders internally and externally

  • Media training would be an asset

  • HSE training

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and engineering drawings

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts

  • Ability to work effectively with vendors and contractors

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Facilities Manager - Seed

Location: CAN-SK-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 1802324