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Area (Production) Manager - Prep - Seneca, SC Job

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Seneca, SC, US

Company: BASF

Area (Production) Manager - Prep - Seneca, SC-1800115

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…

BASF's Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group employs more than 5,000, with over 30 manufacturing sites worldwide.

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials.

The Seneca, SC Plant is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metals refining facility. The Area (Production) Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the plant production for the Preparation of Refining Materials.

Area (Production) Manager, Prep (1800115) – Seneca, SC

Initiate and lead efforts to safely achieve planned production goals and objectives. Manage production operations to ensure safe and efficient production within established standards of Safety, Health, Quality, Cost and Environmental Protection. Have a demonstrated ability to lead employee engagement through Behavioral Based Safety processes and can support the BASF Journey to EHS Excellence.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Manage the assigned Area with Safety as a value. Lead Prep Area EHS improvement initiatives while demonstrating safety leadership, driving engagement though Seneca’s Behavioral Safety process, and employing tools provided by BASF’s Journey to EHS Excellence.
- Achieve production goals while meeting established standards of Safety, Efficiency Quality, Cost and Environmental Protection.
- Maintain appropriate precious metal controls and support BASF metal control practices to ensure customer lot integrity and to minimize precious metal loss.
- Utilize Lean / Six Sigma tools for continuous improvement of Prep Area operations.
- Lead 24x7 operations of the Prep Area by working with the Shift Supervisors and other Area Managers to ensure that production objectives are safely and efficiently met.
- Coordinate maintenance activities so that priorities and schedules can be set.
- Ensure repair of equipment with a minimum of down time.
- Ensure effective training of Prep Area personnel.
- Maintain an atmosphere of inclusion and mutual respect among all employees and supervision in the assigned area and across the site.
- Communicate and interact effectively with support functions to ensure effective and efficient area operations.
- Manage department within established cost guidelines.
- Provide leadership to team of 50+ personnel (production supervisors, operators and support personnel).
- Interact with Operations Management and Technical / Engineering support.

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
- Embrace change and support and lead continuous improvement efforts

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 – NOTE: Not all positions are eligible for cross-regional relocation/work authorization. Cross regional is defined as movement between countries (e.g. Canada to U.S.).

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…
- BS in Engineering discipline (preferably in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial) or related technical discipline with minimum 5 years’ experience in a Chemical Manufacturing or Precious Metals Refining Operations. A minimum of 12 years in a Chemical Manufacturing or Precious Metals Refining Operations will substitute for a BS.
- Experience in Materials Handling is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership capability with at least 2 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety standards for manufacturing required.
- Experience in Manufacturing quality systems and ISO 9000 Standards preferred
- Computer skills – MS Excel and MS Word required, SAP a plus
- Demonstrated application of Statistical Process Control
- Continually fosters innovation and embraces change, especially in difficult environments.

Primary Location: US-SC-Seneca
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CCM-Precious & Base Metal Services

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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