Head of Operations ? BASF Toda America LLC – Southfield, MI
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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Head of Operations ? BASF Toda America LLC – Southfield, MI Where the Chemistry Happens As the Head of Operations, you will manage the two production sites (Elyria, Ohio, and Battle Creek, Michigan) with approximately 50 people and be responsible for the day-to-day operations, OPEX, CAPEX, and HR management. Serving as a central link to the global Battery Materials Operations team, the Head of Operations must ensure know-how transfer across all relevant sites leveraging synergies and learnings to optimize the production output. Formula for SuccessLeveraging your academic (preferably chemical or engineering) and professional background, you will effectively engage with plant management, global operations and the business team to deliver the budgeted production outputsYour extensive production environment experience coupled with expertise in leading people will serve you well as you drive operational excellence by implementing EHS and Quality standards, leveraging continuous improvement methods, and introducing best practices to optimize production output and cost; your engagement with the technology and research organizations will drive the optimization and expansion of the plants.You will create a safety mindset through the introduction of best practices, training and supporting the team to achieve the zero-accident target and full Responsible Care/EHS compliance 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.BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job. 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.Apply for this job.