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BASF Continuous Improvement Manager in Seneca, South Carolina

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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America’s Best Large Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Continuous Improvement Manager (2101880) – Seneca, SC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to serve as a Continuous Improvement Manager at the Seneca, SC site.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Engineering or related field experience combined with your Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing, you will identify and lead the appropriate continuous improvement methodology throughout the site through training, project support and motivating personnel directly and indirectly.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will facilitate projects to train and execute value add initiatives across the organization; facilitate recognition, scoping, and commissioning of new projects among all affected stakeholders.

  • Your strong process and quality improvement experience will be critical as you manage and communicate process improvements that deliver measurable value; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of annual objectives.

  • Demonstrating your working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, you will set and communicate the strategy for achieving the site’s vision and values, together with the broad actions needed to implement it. You will also inspire a large and diverse workforce to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve the site’s goals.

  • Your solid judgment in dealing with others and in dealing with technical issues will be essential as you manage transformational business processes and anticipate complex issues, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Your leadership will be critical in managing the Site Training Team, responsible for Employee Onboarding and supporting Job Progression activities throughout the site.

  • As a key member of the Site Leadership team in Seneca and a member of the Continuous Improvement Expert Team, your ability to identify the capabilities needed to evaluate current capabilities, identify gaps, and prioritize development activities will be a valued asset to motivate others to develop their capabilities and fulfill their personal potential, as well as, build capabilities elsewhere in the organization through mentoring and other formal and informal methods.

  • Relying on your demonstrated strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you will be asked to lead behavioral change throughout the business to developed continuous improvement culture to include business units, support functions, training, and motivation of team members.

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: GEMA - General Management

Organization: CCM/R-Production North America-60000688

Title: Continuous Improvement Manager

Location: SC-Seneca

Requisition ID: 2101880

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