Regional Head of Processing – Vegetable Seeds – Parma, ID
At BASF,we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economicsuccess with environmental protection and social responsibility, we arebuilding a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leadingchemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet thecurrent and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achievethis through our commitment to continuous improvement and operationalexcellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious,long-term goals. We provide a challenging and rewarding workenvironment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety ofour employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to formthe best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learningand development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate newideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance ourcollective expertise. And we are constantly striving to become an evenbetter place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one ofAmerica?s Best Employers in 2017. We strongly support the spirit ofcollaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues fromother relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects.Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Regional Head of Processing- Vegetable Seeds (1901768)? Parma, ID Direct,develop and manage all of the regional entity?s processing functions in orderto ensure the Processing department is prepared and capable to provide thedesired seed forms and seed treatments to the market according sales planningat the highest quality standards set forth by the company, in a timely, optimaland efficient manner with high customer satisfaction. Where the ChemistryHappens? Utilize your Bachelors?or Masters? degree in Seed Science, Horticulture or related field.Ten years ofcumulative experience in vegetable seed regarding warehousing, seedconditioning, seed enhancement, seed treatment and packaging / shipping.Minimum fiveyears? experience in a managerial capacity. Knowledge ofdomestic and international vegetable seed market and processing protocols.Excellentcommunication skills and ability to cooperatively interface with all corporatedepartments.Cooperative,flexible and willing to work in a team atmosphere.Technical andstrategic thinking faculty especially within area of responsibility.Capable tomanage, motivate and stimulate people in challenging and difficult (oftenstressful) working environment.Develop, implement and ensure the regionalprocessing objectives are met according to set guidelines and timelines inorder to achieve personal targets that are in line with the global departmentalobjectives, divisional objectives and corporate goals.Analyze the regional processing activitiesin order to support the changes needed for the growth of regional processingactivities.Advise the Global Head of Processing aboutthe need for regional departmental resources in order to fulfill the regionalSales plan.Develop and maintain regional internal andexternal communication networks in order to ensure that the regional processingactivities are managed up to or above market standards.Management of cost awareness in Processingand in searching for improvements and efficiencies in order to minimize processcosts.Manage and steer the regional Processingdepartment in line with the global Processing Strategy, in order to provide thedesired seed forms and seed treatments to the market according sales planningin an effective and efficient way.Ensure intensive global communication andcooperation with other regional Heads of Processing in order to manage thedepartment within the global policies, guidelines and strategies. Knowledge of Operational Excellence methodologies (e.g. lean manufacturing, six sigma).Willingness to travel internationally, although limited in days per year (5-10) days. For further information onAgricultural Products with BASF, please select:BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural ProductsDivision Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You Adding value to our customers begins with addingvalue to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and uniqueopportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your lifeand career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASFemployee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans,to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, tomaking sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investingin our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chanceto grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build arewarding and dynamic career. BASF provides interesting and challenging learningand development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents andyour job. US-ID-ParmaApply for this job.