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Production Supervisor: East Setauket, NY Job

Date: Apr 13, 2017

Location: East Setauket, NY, US

Company: BASF

Production Supervisor: East Setauket, NY-1700787

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 BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Superabsorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at 

The Production Supervisor will supervise the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives; prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply; adhere to and manage Standard Operating Procedures and Manufacturing Instructions and develop schedule and manpower requirements for assigned areas; as well as select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure efficient operation and productivity.

Formula for Success, You Will….
- Supervise department staff to maximize productivity and efficiency.
- Complete all leadership responsibilities associated with the performance management, salary administration and employee development processes.
- Coach and develop employees for high performance.
- Compose, monitor and enforce SOP’s and Manufacturing Instructions.
- Maintain the integrity, cleanliness and documentation of all areas with respect to cGMP’s.
- Foster the growth of the “Zero Incident Mindset” culture by promoting safety and implementing programs.
- Manage training of all employees on departmental equipment and procedures.
- Interact with Maintenance Department for all Manufacturing maintenance requirements.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:

Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential

Support development assignments and movement of talent across units

Motivate and challenge to drive high performance

Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally

Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity

Execute performance and career development discussions

Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy

Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

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

Ingredients for Success include:
- Bachelor Degree with a minimum of 5 years of operations, production or supply chain experience; in lieu of a degree. a High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of 8 of years of operations, production or supply chain experience.
- Experience in a cGMP Production Environment highly preferred.
- Leadership experience required, supervisory experience preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint ). Visio and SAP experience preferred. Expertise in lean/or other continuous improvement tools preferred.
- Experience with Operational Excellence programs, Asset Effectiveness, Cost control highly desired
- Training and/or certification in Lean Six Sigma a plus.
- Excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills and cross departmental team / project experience desired
- Foster the growth of the “Zero Incident Mindset” culture by promoting safety and implementing programs
- Travel 5%

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.

Create your own chemistry: what we offer you…

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefits that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include generous company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

What’s more, we believe that learning never stops. By working for a large, global organization, you’ll have an opportunity to develop your skills and build your network in myriad ways. You will build your knowledge of the many industries we serve and sharpen your skills in developing and refining sales strategies that align with current and future needs of the markets we serve.

Finally, we know that your life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to best meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

Don’t just join us for a job, join us for a career! Come create chemistry with us!


Primary Location: US-NY-East Setauket
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (EM)-Care Chemicals

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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