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BASF Operations Director, Refining Catalysts - Iselin, NJ in Iselin, New Jersey

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Operations Director, Refining Catalysts – Iselin, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

BASF is the global leader in chemical process catalysts and acts through continuous collaborative partnerships with our customers. Refining Catalysts (CCR) is a business unit within the Process Catalysts group focused on producing, selling and distributing FCC catalysts and additives for oil refining. With over 400 employees world-wide, this business manufactures and delivers custom formulations of FCC catalysts and FCC additives for global sales and distribution at three sites - Savannah, GA; Attapulgus, GA; and Edgar, GA.

As the Operations Director for the Refining Catalysts business, you will direct and coordinate the manufacturing of catalyst products for its global customers through the site managers and their respective leadership teams. You will be responsible for best practice sharing between site managers working with global colleagues and counterparts.

Formula for Success

  • Tapping into your extensive manufacturing experience in the chemical industry including a demonstrated track record of CapEx project management, you will ensure that site strategies are aligned with divisional strategies and that key KPIs, OpEx metrics and key projects are both tracked visibly with targets/milestones and met in a timely manner

  • Your broad knowledge of maintenance techniques (LEAN, Six Sigma) will be critical as you ensure that: BASF EHS and governmental regulatory requirements are met, EHS processes and programs are striving for continuous improvement, site audits are acceptable, Process Safety Management programs are maintained, and that appropriate security requirements are met

  • As a seasoned people leader, you will develop highly motivated staff at all levels in the respective organizations who will ensure that all products meet customer agreed specifications, meet delivery schedule demands, and constantly improve product cost position

  • Working closely with other Business Unit Leadership Team members to maximize growth and profitability of the business, you will be responsible for site budgets, capital budgets, technology improvements within operations, manufacturing de-bottlenecking, and manufacturing delivery schedules at all 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.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: G-CCP/R-Global Refinery Catalysts-63017978

Title: Operations Director, Refining Catalysts - Iselin, NJ

Location: NJ-Iselin

Requisition ID: 2000098