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Appleton Site Manager Job

Date: Oct 9, 2017

Location: Appleton, WI, US

Company: BASF

Appleton Site Manager-1703833

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 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 has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF provides solutions for our customers in the coatings, construction and printing and packaging markets. Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens, and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands while using smart, ecologically minded materials. In North America, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, performance and formulation additives, and systems to meet specific applications needs. We are building the best team in the industry to support the growth and needs of our customers in our chosen market.

We develop, produce and market a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

Appleton Site Manager (1703833)

BASF is looking for a dynamic and energized team member for the position of Site Manager in our Appleton Wisconsin plant. As the Site Manager, you will be accountable for all plant operations from raw material purchasing to the logistical activities required to ensure product is delivered on time and with the right quality to the customer. This includes all aspects of EHS (environmental, health and safety), technical support, planning, manufacturing, maintenance, financial, human resources, administration and logistics.

We are looking for you to put your strong leadership skills and ability to network with extended support teams within BASF, as well as your strong core values in EHS and Quality leadership to work.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Direct all production operations for the site to ensure order fulfillment needs are met. Ensure raw materials are purchased and received in a timely manner to meet the production plan. Supervise the preparation of the production plan and ensures the plan is optimized to produce the right products in the most efficient manner. Direct technical support to ensure the production processes meet all quality and material consumption requirements. Direct and support maintenance and engineering activities to ensure that plant equipment and infrastructure are well maintained and available and capable to meet production requirements and EHS standards.
- Ensure and improve the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of all aspects of the site.
- Develop the site operational and budgetary goals that support divisional and regional goals with clear work plans. Actively lead plant personnel in a professional manner toward achieving the performance goals with emphasis on EHS, quality, and meeting all company standards. Hold self and staff accountable for achievement of the performance goals.
- Act as the lead change agent responsible for continuous improvement of all aspects of the site performance. Lead and drive continuous improvement through actions and by example.
- Interface with business and supply chain management to ensure the site is meeting the customer requirements. Identify and champion actions to improve the overall efficiency and profitability of the sites product portfolio.
- Manage and develop site personnel. Provide leadership, coaching and training to ensure that site personnel and support groups can meet the job requirements and adhere to all the site and corporate policies and procedures.
- Be a member of the Dispersions & Resins manufacturing network.
- Collaborate with 2 business units – Dispersions & Resins and Performance Chemicals

Your Leadership Core Responsibilities will include:

1. Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

2. Support of development assignments and movement of talent across units

3. Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

4. Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

5. Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

6. Execute performance and career development discussions

7. Serve as role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF strategy

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.


Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
- BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 8+ years’ experience.
- 5+ years' experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.
- Prior supervisory/managerial role in production, engineering or other technical field preferred.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and lead individuals in direct and in-direct reporting relationships.
- Ability to coach and develop subordinates and to analyze and correct performance issues.
- Ability to collaborate at various levels of the organization (superiors, peers and subordinates).
- Ability to adapt to unfamiliar processes and situations with minimal review/supervision. Flexibility to adapt to deadlines, changing schedules, priorities, and unpredictable events within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, as well as excellent negotiation and facilitation skills, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Primary Location: US-WI-Appleton
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EDN-Dispersions North America

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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