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Manager, Regional Energy and Verbund Management - Houston, TX Job

Date: Apr 21, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: BASF

Manager, Regional Energy and Verbund Management - Houston, TX-1701030

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Manager, Regional Energy and Verbund Management at BASF ensures that for all BASF manufacturing facilities in North America: 1) energy in the form of steam, fuel, electric power, etc., is available reliably and at the lowest possible cost; 2) energy is used as efficiently as possible consistent with established economic principles; 3) conceptual plans for long-term energy supply are prepared and maintained for all sites; and 4) the company’s interest with regard to energy issues is represented at the state and federal levels.

Formula for success. You will…..
- Develop Energy Concept plans for all key North American manufacturing sites. Analyze historical energy consumption/efficiency trends and condition of energy production facilities; identify potential projects for energy optimization; project future energy requirements based on Five Year Capital Plan and assure reliable, economical supply.
- Participate in development of investment proposals involving energy production; review investment proposals to assure economical consumption/use of energy.
- Establish standards of performance in operation, maintenance, training and safety by providing technical support to site energy management where required.
- Establish strong, formal energy conservation programs through the use of technology, reporting systems, plant reviews, audits and engineering support in order to optimize energy use.
- Develop and coordinate corporate-wide Energy Management programs. Communicate regularly with upper management on the progress of energy programs.
- Be informed of energy developments in industry and government, and influence where possible to BASF’s advantage, energy policy through membership and participation in intervention groups and trade associations.
- Coordinate activities/priorities of Energy Management Steering Committee. Report annually to Executive Committee on progress of energy management program.
- Supervise a team of Energy Managers.
- Act as leader for ESI/T (Global Infrastructure Technology) for the Regional Platform for Infrastructure/Utilities in the Americas. Act as liaison with ESI/T to utilize their specialized technical expertise, where appropriate, in solving energy supply/waste combustion problems and to coordinate support for energy project approvals. Also, interface with CDE (ZZW) on economic analysis of energy intensive projects, site assessments, benchmarks, and principles for calculation and accounting prices.

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 in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering required
- MBA or advanced degree in economics is strongly preferred
- Minimum 10 years of work experience in the chemical and utilities related industry providing knowledge of technology, processes, materials, and equipment required
- Experience directly managing others required
- Very strong interpersonal skills
- Intimate knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, utilities, infrastructure and corporate policies needed
- Understanding of basic economic principles, including investment evaluation
- Fundamental knowledge of the principles of program/project organization and management
- Ability to plan, organize and achieve objectives through persuasive skill rather than chain of command authority necessary
- Fluency in German a plus
- Professional Engineering registration preferred
- Knowledge of state and federal energy procedures, policies and regulations preferred

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-Houston
Function: ENSD - Energy&Supply&Disposal
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: COE/ON-Operational Excellence North America

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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