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Global Production Project Lead

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 Global Production Project Leader to join our Mobile Emissions Catalysts team. Mobile Emissions Catalysts has a global footprint of 9 sites with 59.4M units sold and net sales of 2.9B Euro. Global Production Project Leader (1700841) You will facilitate and execute projects that align and harmonize global manufacturing for all Mobile Emissions Catalysts sites. Key interfaces will be with the regional manufacturing directors and site managers, the global technology organization for asset related topic, the Global Technology and Investments organization on capital projects, Operational Excellence and Performance Management on Operational Expenditure, global Quality and Process Development as well as key stakeholders such as Global Marketing and Sales. Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Provide global lead on identifying, aligning and implementing harmonization of Mobile Emissions Catalysts global manufacturing through defining projects with appropriate milestones, collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Provide global lead on identifying, aligning and implementing of project to improve production stability/reduce cost of poor quality of Mobile Emissions Catalysts global manufacturing through defining projects with appropriate milestones, collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Provide global lead on aligning manufacturing with product lifecycle process, helping to define and redefine manufacturing role in the process
  • Develop and execute plans to optimize sites and asset profitability, improving utilization of plants, reducing structural idle costs in collaboration with sites and global functions
  • Provide insights on regional asset utilization and capacity planning, working with counterparts worldwide including supply chain, manufacturing, technology & operational excellence and leads initiatives to maximize production efficiency
  • Identify projects needs and open issues to a successful implementation of the global asset strategy and takes global lead for implementing strategy through defined projects (except invest projects) in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Provide key interface for the business unit on capital spending needs and planning
  • Define and oversee process by which we do knowledge transfers between sites
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.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • BS Degree required Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, or Operations Management preferred
  • 10+ years Manufacturing, Operations, or Engineering experience required
  • Coatings or Automotive Industry experience required.
  • Must have business management experience
  • Must have proven track record in operations
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Solid knowledge of Catalysts manufacturing processes highly desirable