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Technology Manager, Process Innovation Job

Date: Oct 10, 2017

Location: Huntsville, AL, US

Company: BASF

Technology Manager, Process Innovation-1700851

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…

We are seeking a Technology Manager, Process Innovation, to join our team and manage the process innovation pipeline, serving as project manager of process R&D projects moved forward by implementing innovative technology.

Technology Manager, Process Innovation (1700851)

You will work as the primary driver of process innovation in the mobile emission catalyst business to ensure the manufacturing processing equipment is capable of producing products being developed by R&D.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Serve as the global focal point for process innovation in technology; primary interface between R&D and the technology group
- Manage and ensure robust process innovation pipeline
- Collaboratively prioritize and steer innovation projects and topics within the phase gate process, manages resources and budget; drives the realization of process improvements together with operations.
- Represent technology group in matters of process intellectual property including recommendations for patents/trade secret protections.
- Define and clarify new manufacturing technologies and strategies.
- Anticipate and collaborate with project stakeholders to enhance process safety, environmental stewardship, automation concepts, quality improvements, and risk control measures. Leads projects in these areas that have global significance as requested.
- Identify and exchange best practices through collaboration with business managers to understand future capacity and capability needs.
- Support the development of global concepts for process safety and occupational health and implements together with operations. Supports Clean Sheets Safety Reviews and RC audit.
- Analyze the IP situation (in- and external cost and technology benchmarks using the ZOT ICE tool).
- Maintain constant problem identification dialogue with manufacturing sites. Initiates and conducts technology exchange workshops with production sites and BASF technology centers of excellence.
- Support troubleshooting, engineering, and optimization activities in CCE sites; often leading those activities with global impact.
- Support production by leading improvement or capital projects, especially those with global significance.
- Constantly promote a culture of working together, free sharing of best practices, and continuous innovation.
- Develop/optimize technical concepts and supports capex projects within the OD
- Support site decisions, production footprint optimizations and transfer projects
- Support the development and implementation of technology and asset strategies for GBUs

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…
- Bachelors’ degree in a technically relevant science or engineering field. Masters or PHD preferred.
- 6+ years of manufacturing/technology experience or R&D experience required
- Professional expertise, demonstrated by a history of growth, advancement, expanding influence and recognition as subject matter expert required
- Communicate Effectively e.g. exceptional communication skills (written and oral) including: the ability to present to all levels of the organization including senior executives and site operations and the ability to work effectively with all organizations at BASF to provide support and technical leadership
- Collaborate for Achievement; must interact with Centers of Expertise worldwide
- Act with Entrepreneurial Drive –be the driver of process innovation in mobile emission catalysis

We Also Look for…
- Experience with coating and/or slurry processes preferred
- Experience in project management, process improvement or capital projects preferred
- Someone who thinks “outside the box”

Primary Location: US-AL-Huntsville
Other Locations: US-NJ-Iselin
Function: APTE - Appl. Technology
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CCT-Global Technology & Investments

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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