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Production Director, Aniline MDI Value Chain - Geismar, LA Job

Date: Sep 15, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Production Director, Aniline MDI Value Chain - Geismar, LA-1702941

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…

Manufacturing at BASF consists of a diverse team, including engineers, operators, technicians, chemists, craftsmen, logistics professionals, and support services that work collaboratively to drive product creation and implementation. From process analysis and optimization, to product production and material movements, plant design, plant construction, and the commissioning of major production facilities, Manufacturing at BASF calls for specialists with exceptional technical, mathematical, and scientific knowledge. Efficiency, excellence, and safety of our manufacturing operations ultimately ensures that BASF products meet the needs of its customers. The Chemical Monomers group has an opportunity for a Production Director to join our BASF team at Geismar, LA.

Production Director – Aniline MDI Value Chain (1702941)

Formula for Success:

As the Production Director for the BASF Geismar, Louisiana site that manufactures Aniline and MDI for the Chemical Monomers Division, you will provide leadership, direction, and focus for all manufacturing activities within the value chain and hold additional responsibility for the distribution of the site Caustic and wet HCL supplies. The Production Director interacts with various business and support organizations across BASF globally in fulfilling the mission of the business and site. This includes leadership for a broad range of activities including: building strong teams, developing and empowering talent throughout the organization, coaching, influencing, and guiding others, and ensuring that all processes and activities comply with BASF policies, regulations and our values for safety, quality, environmental and financial stewardship.

You Will…
- Lead the Aniline MDI value chain to excellence in EHS performance, manufacturing capability and capital execution, while meeting customer expectations in quality, service, and delivery, partnering with Asset Effectiveness, Maintenance, Technology, Project Engineering, Controlling, Human Resources, EH&S Management, and Planning
- Drive a culture where continuous improvement, product innovation, breakthrough performance, and an enjoyable work environment are expectations of all team members.
- Identify and manage all operational risks including EHS, regulatory, quality, cost, equipment optimization and reliability.
- Develop site operational strategy and objectives, implement budget, objectives, personnel plans, inventory management, and capital plans that align with the strategic objectives of the CM Business.
- Develop and implement manufacturing and asset strategies to ensure assets are aligned with business strategies, ensuring technology transfers are issue-free, products are available, and asset utilization is maximized
- Ensure the right information is communicated in the right way to CM Leadership by modeling direct communications, best practice sharing, and knowledge transfer with our Global CM Technology Team(CMT), Global CM Strategy Team (CMS), and the Wyandotte Marketing group via the CMM Product Manager

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…

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.

**This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CMN-Monomers NA

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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