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Production Director - BDO & Derivatives (Geismar, LA) Job

Date: Sep 27, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Production Director - BDO & Derivatives (Geismar, LA)-1703553

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 Intermediates division has an opportunity for a Production Director for the BDO & Derivatives manufacturing plants in our Geismar, Louisiana location. As the Production Director, you are responsible for the overall leadership, management, quality, safety, production effectiveness, and all related operations for BDO & Derivatives manufacturing plants in Geismar.

Production Director, BDO & Derivatives (1703553) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Lead the BDO & Derivatives manufacturing operations through the creation and implementation of the vision, strategic, and tactical plans in alignment with the business and site strategies
- Establish strategic goals, objectives, operational, and CapEx budgets for the production teams to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations.
- Be accountable for daily production team performance and results; identify and remove barriers to the success of the production team.
- Identify and implement work process changes, knowledge transfer requirements, and methods to enable transitions required to support the organization implementation/transition.
- Provide resources to drive changes and process improvements using Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools, such as LEAN Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
- Build a high-performance team by being responsible for coaching and developing personnel that exemplify the culture and behaviors required by BASF.
- Identify training needs of the production team and leverage resources in the organization to develop and provide necessary training opportunities.
- Create and ensure the effective management review process are in place to achieve performance goals related to EHS, operations, employee development, quality, financial, and project management targets.
- Maintain full regulatory compliance for safety, environmental, transportation, and commercial processes.
- Ensure that effective systems of continuous improvement, corrective action, and preventive actions are in place.

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…

We will look to you to successfully leverage your previous leadership experience within a manufacturing environment, as well as your degree(s) in Chemistry or Engineering, to drive all facets of our Diols manufacturing operations at our Geismar facility. Your strong plant optimization acumen, which includes knowledge of LEAN Six Sigma Manufacturing concepts and tools, will inspire your high-performing team to identify and address challenges and constraints within the operation to take new and creative approaches to develop effective solutions.

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-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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