BASF Plant Operations Manager in Mcintyre, Georgia

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Plant Operations Manager (1805238) – McIntyre, GA

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for Operations functions of the Kaolin Business at Toddvile and Edgar plants in Middle Georgia Operations.

This position ensures that Toddville and Edgar plant kaolin products are designed, manufactured, and delivered to customers within business financial requirements, supporting the earnings of a premium on the cost of capital. This is accomplished in a sustainable manner, ensuring excellence in safety performance, environmental compliance, and employee health.

In this role, you will define the standard design operating parameters (capacities, rates, costs, headcount, quality, waste) for the plant and ensure that the plant runs at design. You will also monitor equipment, and processes to identify and fix all deviations to design. Key to this role is ensuring best practices in all aspects of operations are shared and implemented across the site and benchmark with other BASF sites.

Formula for Success

  • Working collaboratively with Supply Chain, Quality and Product Management, you will ensure products are shipped on schedule, in cost and within specifications.

  • Providing inspirational, entrepreneurial and innovative leadership to all departmental disciplines and supporting teams, you will direct the efforts of Production, Planning and Scheduling, Quality and Maintenance teams to ensure that these resources can meet the business requirements for safety, quality, volume and costs.

  • Leveraging your education in Engineering or other technical field and your experience in manufacturing, you will meet plant targets for safety, quality, cost and volumes as well as all other relevant KPI’s. You will also establish, track and meet other objectives for the plants which are consistent with the Middle Georgia site and Kaolin business objectives.

  • Demonstrating your strong business and financial acumen, you will develop the budget (fixed costs) for the production units and maintenance that meets the business targets and expectations. Additionally, you will track performance to budget and develop and implement solutions when tracking negatively versus the budget. You will develop and track other KPIs needed to ensure that production activities meet all the targets.

  • As a strong leader and mentor, you will hire, train and develop staff, operators and mechanics to ensure that the units have all the personnel resources needed to meet the site and business needs. You will also ensure that succession planning is planned and completed.

  • Your technical aptitude will be essential as you institute mechanical integrity and preventive and predictive maintenance programs to ensure the assets are maintained at the lowest cost possible and prioritize work and capacity utilization with Product Management whenever conflicts exist.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will coordinate with the site Logistics and Supply Chain team to ensure that the schedule meets forecast and order requirements. Additionally, you will manage the interface between Production, Maintenance, Product Management, Minerals and Strategy Team, ensuring execution of sites Productivity, Engineering projects, and Strategy Implementation as well as Quality initiatives and policies.

  • Your commitment to a healthy and safe workplace will be a valued asset as you update and maintain operating procedures and training manuals. You will work with the plants Safety, Training and Organizational Development team to ensure all training needs are identified and satisfied and ensure that all training is completed on time.

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.

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.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: EVI/KO-Global Kaolin Operations-63021511

Title: Plant Operations Manager

Location: GA-Mcintyre

Requisition ID: 1805238