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General Manager - ProCat Engine Lab Job

Date: Mar 8, 2018

Location: Wixom, MI, US

Company: BASF

General Manager - ProCat Engine Lab-1801159

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 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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The ProCat Engine Lab is an automotive engine and vehicle emission test facility owned by BASF Corporation, located in Wixom, MI. The Site Manager will be responsible for overseeing all lab activities and managing the entire employee staff consisting of direct and indirect reports.

General Manager – ProCat Engine Lab (1801159) – Wixom, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Establish and manage the annual lab budget and ensure financial objectives are met.
- Develop and enforce safety best practices with continual improvement plans.
- Apply successful employee coaching, development, and goal setting to maximize productivity.
- Establish testing, staffing, pricing, and equipment strategies to ensure all customer projects are completed in a satisfactory and efficient manner.
- Determine and direct all required equipment installations and upgrades.
- Develop new capabilities/services for business growth and interact with a wide variety of customers for value selling.
- Collaborate with BASF leadership teams to propose capital expenditure investments to support ProCat growth initiatives.

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 a technical or business discipline.
- Extensive experience with customer interaction, technical sales, and related project management.
- At least 10 years of experience in managing cross-functional teams for business growth.
- Must have managed direct reports.
- Experience with automotive engine and emission system testing preferred.
- Engine Lab leadership experience and interaction with engine lab equipment suppliers is a plus.
- Experience with managing group budgets and financial targets desired.
- Experience with establishing safety and testing protocols is preferable.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wixom
Function: GEMA - General Management
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-CCE-Mobile Emissions Catalysts

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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