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Production Director – Utilities & Waste Treatment – Geismar, LA Job

Date: Jan 25, 2018

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Production Director – Utilities & Waste Treatment – Geismar, LA-1800479

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description
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!

Production Director, Utilities & Waste Treatment (1800479) – Geismar, LA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for a professional like you who will be responsible for the overall leadership, management, quality, safety, strategy, production effectiveness, and all related Utilities and Waste Treatment Units centrally servicing 8 Business Units (BUs) operating on Geismar’s Verbund Site, the North Geismar Site, and local third parties.

In this role, you will effectively lead the Utilities and Waste Treatment operations through the creation and implementation of the vision, strategic, and tactical plans in alignment with the businesses and the Sites’ strategic plans, which will continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. In addition, you will provide strong EHS leadership to your direct team, as well as the Geismar site overall, and provide peer leadership that supports the efficient use of centrally operated assets.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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.

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

Formula for Success
- Leveraging your educational background in Chemistry or Engineering, as well as your professional experience in a manufacturing environment, you will establish strategic goals, objectives, and operational budgets for the production teams that ensure continuous improvement.
- Your commitment to continuous improvement will be a valued asset as you provide leadership and resources for the implementation of LEAN Manufacturing tools and champion related behaviors.
- As a trusted people leader, you will build a high-performance team by role modelling, coaching, and developing personnel that exemplify the culture and behaviors aspired to by BASF and the Geismar Site. This includes identifying training needs of the production team, and leveraging Learning and Development resources within the organization to provide necessary training opportunities.
- Successfully engaging across the business, you will create and sustain strong relationships with all levels of the organization, identify synergies, and bring best practices to the Utilities and Waste Treatment areas.
- Leading by example, you will promote and role model responsible risk-taking, personal development, customer support, and continuous improvement cultures.

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
- Peer leadership

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: NCG-Geismar Site


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