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Job Description

Production Manager-1702921

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

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.

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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF is looking for a motivated Production Manager to provide leadership and oversight for the Agricultural Solutions division at our Hannibal, MO manufacturing site.

The Hannibal Plant has produced quality insecticides, herbicides, and other chemical products that have helped to feed the world for over 40 years. Site operations consist of five active ingredient production facilities, one packaging operation, and a utilities department.

Production Manager (1702921)

As a Production Manager, you will be a results-oriented leader who can build strong working relationships and function effectively at all levels of the organization, from the shop floor to the senior management team. You will think strategically, while maintaining focus on safety, accountability and daily plant operations. You will demonstrate solid technical, interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills to ensure success in this position.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Manage the production staff to operate the department in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations and all corporate safety/environmental guidelines and standards
- Conduct incident investigations
- Monitor key process parameters within the department to ensure optimal process operations and maximum product quality
- Support the maintenance program to maximize the reliability of the equipment and systems in the department while minimizing maintenance costs
- Direct the raw material logistics and receipts for the department
- Lead the shift teams through continuous improvement processes, such as 5S, Lean, safety, cost and quality initiatives
- Coach, counsel, and develop personnel as required
- Support the OM in budget, control, and reviewing the variable, direct, and capital spending within the department

As a leader for BASF, you will…
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
- Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
- Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
- Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
- Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
- Execute performance and career development discussions
- Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
- Establish and support a 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.


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

As a leader for BASF, you are expected to…

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
- Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a Related Scientific Field
- 5+ years of progressively responsible chemical plant experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of chemical industry and OSHA safety, health, and environmental laws, regulations, and standards (including PSM - Process Safety Management)
- Previous supervisory experience and the ability to direct and motivate team members
- Experience with chemical batch and continuous processes
- Strong technical skills and background
- Strong communication, analytical/problem solving, organizational skills, team-building, and team-working skills

We Also Look For…
- Master's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Related Scientific Field or an MBA
- Experience in union shops
- Experience with quality management systems; cost accounting and budgeting; distributive control systems; process optimization; maintenance planning and capital budgeting; scheduling production, raw material forecasting; operator training; and performance management and career development of team members

Primary Location: US-MO-Palmyra
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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