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Operations Manager - Erie, PA Job

Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: Erie, PA, US

Company: BASF

Operations Manager - Erie, PA-1705510

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 Operations Manager is responsible for the production and logistics department at the Erie, PA site. This position ensures the safe and efficient manufacture and shipment of custom and proprietary catalysts that meet high standards for product performance and quality. This role is an integral member of the site leadership team responsible for driving change relative to the site’s strategy, performance, and culture.

Operations Manager (1705510) – Erie, PA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Protect the environment by ensuring compliance with all State and Federal regulations, by meeting BASF environmental standards, and increasing environmental awareness within the operations department.
- Ensure safety of personnel and processes through effective implementation of exposure reduction processes and process safety management.
- Drive a culture where breakthrough performance, an enjoyable work environment, and safety is a valued expectation of all team members.
- Meet plant targets for safety, quality, cost, volumes, and other relevant KPI’s. Establish, track, and meet other objectives consistent with site and business operations, including the management of plant standards for operations. Ensure such targets are included in the formal goals and objectives for employees.
- Provide inspirational leadership to the production and logistics teams and develop staff to their full potential.
- Foster a culture of continuous improvement that develops and implements strategies to optimize productivity, quality, and fixed and variable costs.
- Direct engineering resources to participate in engineering design and equipment modification efforts to improve asset utilization, safety, product quality, yield, and costs.
- Must be self-directed, requiring minimal supervision. Supervisor’s approval and resolution of matters are required very infrequently and only at a high level.

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…
- Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline required.
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, demonstrating strong business acumen. Previous management experience is a plus.
- Sense of ownership and accountability regarding EHS issues at the site, and driving a zero incident and loss of containment mindsets in all interactions.
- Strong analytical skills and understanding of Operational Excellence improvement tools in a manufacturing environment.
- Skillful in leading change through questioning the status quo, and championing improvement initiatives to create and sustain business results.
- Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills to build and nurture an environment of teamwork and ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel in a matrix organization.

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-PA-Erie
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-CCP-Process Catalysts

Nearest Major Market: Erie

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