Team Leader ? Technical Account Management (Specifications Leader)
AtBASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancingeconomic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, weare building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?sleading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meetthe current and future needs of society through science and innovation. Weachieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operationalexcellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious,long-term goals. Weprovide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis onprocess safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities weoperate in, and are always working to form the best team?especially fromwithin, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allowsfor our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, andgain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. And we areconstantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has beenrecognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2019. Westrongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving teammembers and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executingstrategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for asustainable future Team Leader ?Technical Account Management (Specifications Leader) (1901174) ? Wyandotte,MI Where theChemistry Happens We are seeking a professional like you to lead the NorthAmerica Performance Materials (N-PMN) specifications team and own the AutomotiveOEM approval process for Engineering Plastics. Program negotiating is critical and caninfluence the time to complete and the cost of testing. You will also serve as the N-PMN pointspecifications lead, working with local teams and global counterparts onproduct specifications development and harmonization.Formulafor Success ? Leveraging youreducation and industry specific experience, you will gain and expand approvalsto Material & Color Specifications for BASF Performance Materials atAutomotive OEMs, domestic and transnational and for black box approvals at TierOnes.? Your broadunderstanding of the OEM materials approvals process at domestic andinternational OEMs, including ?black box? approvals and PPAP processes, will beessential as you author new Material Specifications for approval of BASFEngineering Plastics Materials for use in OEM & Tier 1 applications for newand/or existing applications.? Your superiorcommunication skills and demonstrated track record of building credibility withinternal and external partners will serve you well as you meet directly andnegotiate with OEM Materials Engineers and Managers regarding approval of newmaterials, site changes and raw material changes and address any issues withcurrent specifications.? Demonstratingyour extensive experience with materials (preferably plastics), you will representNorth America on the global specifications team to drive harmonization onproduct specifications based on local capability.? Utilizing your strongtechnical understanding of plastic materials, test methods and the ability toapply capability principles, you will provide guidance to Operations andProject teams for new manufacturing lines and capability challenged products.? As a capable leaderand mentor, you will lead, coach, and develop team members. LeadershipExpectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role increating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will beexpected to enable greater personal success among our employees through qualitypeople development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF arerole models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implementBASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop teammembers to reach their full potential, and support relevant developmentassignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employeesto drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to “hiring thebest” internally and externally at the same time they are creating aninclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally,a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which allaccidents are preventable. CreateYour Own Chemistry: What We Offer You Addingvalue to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suiteof benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to supportyou?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, youcreate your own chemistry. Thetotal rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck.From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits thatinclude company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning,we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, globalorganization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally,expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. BASFprovides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities tohelp you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.