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EHS Hub Director - Freeport, TX Job

Date: Mar 15, 2017

Location: Freeport, TX, US

Company: BASF

EHS Hub Director - Freeport, TX-1700967

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.

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 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

As a Responsible Care® company, we value the health, safety and security of our employees, customers, suppliers and neighbors, as well as the protection of the environment. These beliefs are more than theory, they are paramount to the sustainable success of our business, and they are at the heart of everything that we do. That’s why we are constantly on the lookout for bright, ambitious team players to join our growing team and help us fulfill our commitment to superior EHS performance.

EHS Hub Director is based in Freeport, TX and supports sites in Texas. BASF’s Freeport site spans more than 450 acres and hosts multiple manufacturing plants and functional groups that produce a variety of products. The site employs about 1500 full-time and contract employees. The Texas Hub supports 8 sites, 2 laboratories in Texas and one in Arizona and a total of approximately 3000 full-time and contract employees.

EHS Hub Director supervises a team of 40 EHS professionals and oversees overall management of the EHS programs at the hub sites. EHS Hub Director is a member of the Manufacturing and Site Services Leadership Team reporting to the VP of Manufacturing and Site EHS Services and supports an extensive network of Site Managers, Manufacturing Managers, Operations Directors and Operations VP’s. The position also functions as a member of the Freeport Site Leadership Team under the direction of the Senior Vice President of the Freeport Site.

The position manages and coordinates defined day-to-day EHS responsibilities for sites in the Texas Hub. Responsible for EHS personnel, budget and activities supporting assigned Hub sites.

Formula for success. You will…..
- Lead defined EH&S services and programs needed at each site in the Texas Hub through a shared resources concept
- Implement strategies to support site and business objectives and to capitalize on opportunities to add value
- Maintain effective relationships with Site Management, Manufacturing, Technical Engineering Services and the appropriate Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies
- Establish in conjunction with the Vice President Site EHS Services and each site manager, the EH&S services necessary to achieve the aligned goals of the site’s business and the EHS organization. Conduct reviews and realignment as needed
- Manage and coordinate resources and talent within the Hub to ensure all requirements are met in the best interests of BASF
- Support community relations activities on behalf of BASF as well as industry associations such as Texas Chemical Council (TCC) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

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

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 required. Degree in technical discipline (Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Biology, etc) is preferred
- Minimum 10 years of business and managerial work experience is required
- Minimum 8 years of experience in implementation of environmental, health and/or safety programs in a manufacturing environment required.
- Experience directly managing others required
- Leadership, coaching, entrepreneurial drive, results orientation, strategic thinking, influencing, persuasiveness, and negotiating skills are essential.
- Expertise in how EHS is executed in operations and how programs impact overall performance required

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-TX-Freeport
Function: OCSE - Occupational Safety & Environmental
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: NCU-Environment, Health & Safety

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