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BASF Corporation | Southfield, Michigan
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Head of Business Performance Optimization - Coatings-1702380

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Head of Business Performance Optimization (1702380)

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 provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Coatings North America is a growing business that provides automotive coatings to all of the major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as General Motors, Ford, VW, Audi, Nissan, and Honda. In addition, we provide paint systems to thousands of collision repair shops across North America. We focus on providing our customers with innovative and competitive products and services that help them achieve their goals and grow their business.

Formula for Success: You Will…

As the Leader of Business Performance Optimization, you will:
- Utilize your executive leadership and project management skills to establish a high performing Coatings Business Unit and oversee the organizational development, personal growth and effectiveness of the team.
- Partner across the organization to deliver operational excellence, leveraging proven process improvement methodologies for continuous operational, quality, and cost improvement efforts.
- Strive to exceed annual Coatings Excellence and Continuous Improvement financial objectives, demonstrating positive impact over time.
- Ensure operational integration, process effectiveness and audit compliance for all quality systems.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelors' degree in applicable field (advanced degree preferred)
- Excellent leadership communication and presentation skills
- Strong results orientation, business acumen and operational excellence
- Collaboration
- Project management
- Six Sigma Black belt preferred
- Desired Experience
- Supervisory experience
- Career progression in manufacturing operations, supply chain, engineering, quality systems or related fields
- Demonstrated and material impact on financial and operational results
- Statistical process improvement methodologies (Lean/Six Sigma/Kaizen, etc.)
- Root cause analysis and resolution
- Quality systems management
- Significant executive level as this role will have a direct organizational reporting line to SVP and a position on the Coatings Leadership team

Primary Location: US-MI-Southfield
Function: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-ECN-Coatings Solutions North America

About BASF Corporation

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.

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