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Catalyst Research Manager Job

Date: Feb 14, 2018

Location: Beachwood, OH, US

Company: BASF

Catalyst Research Manager-1800088

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 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 has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Catalyst Research Manager position supports the interface between Manufacturing, Research, and Commercial groups within the Chemical Catalysts business. The position is responsible for new product commercialization, new manufacturing process research, and process optimization. The successful candidate will be a team leader within the chemical catalyst R&D group at the Beachwood, OH site. The Chemical Catalysts R&D group conducts research, scale-up and manufacturing support for catalyst formulations to be processed in the variety of global manufacturing facilities, or tollers with the result of catalysts that can be used in chemical processes.

This position is for a highly motivated scientist to lead pilot plant and laboratory activities related to process catalyst R&D. The successful candidate will have a strong background in both research and manufacturing related to inorganic materials.

Catalyst Research Manager (1800088) – Beachwood, OH

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide technical leadership and direction to a group of catalyst scientists and technicians involved in lab, pilot plant, and plant trial activities for development of new catalyst formulations, improvement of existing recipes, and investigation of new manufacturing technologies.
- Develop creative solutions for formulation of Base Metal, Precious Metal, and Zeolite-based products
- Coordinate research projects related to the Catalyst business, including project selection and initiation in collaboration with Catalyst Business Managers.
- Liaise between customers, lab/pilot plant, manufacturing, and business colleagues.
- Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and manufacturing associates working on new product development; frequent interfacing with potential and existing customers.
- Work with manufacturing associates for product or process improvements, focused on inherently safe or high-quality manufacturing; technical resource for the North American (NA) catalyst production community.
- Handle multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced lab and pilot plant atmosphere.
- Demonstrate excellent laboratory skills, including detailed record keeping and knowledge of safe handling of chemicals, and preparation of detailed work instructions.

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…
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science with at least 5 years of related experience in Catalyst research, scale up or manufacturing; OR Master’s degree with 8 years of related experience in Catalyst development; OR Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of related experience in Catalyst development.
- Previous supervisory/managerial experience is highly preferred.
- An in-depth knowledge of research principles and techniques with proven ability to work outside field(s) of specialization
- Familiarity with heterogeneous catalysis formulations and manufacturing strongly preferred.
- Strong written/verbal communication, data analysis, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
- Solid Microsoft Office suite skills.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RCC-Heterogeneous Catalysis

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