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BASF Corporation | McIntosh, Minnesota
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Logistics Manager - McIntosh, AL-1703004

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 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.

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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Logistics Manager is responsible for managing all site logistical activities in support of BASF's Plastic Additives business in North America. Responsibilities include leading a team of (4) direct reports (Shipping Group Leader, Logistics Operations Coordinators and Storeroom Manager), and indirect supervision of the Supply Chain group in the development of a long-term supply network plan. This role will support the site operational planning processes in alignment with BU global operational planning objectives and expectations. In addition, this role will be responsible for coordinating the cross-functional efforts to drive site inventory accuracy and logistical effectiveness.

Logistics Manager (1703004) - McIntosh, AL

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Manage People - Develop and continuously optimize the N-EVP site planning and logistics teams to ensure business requirements and expectations are met. This includes managing the identification, on-boarding, and continuous development/training of all N-EVP site logistics.
- Manage Raw Material Planning - Procure packaging materials in support of production scheduling to ensure operational and customer service levels and working capital targets are met.
- Inventory Management - Ensure supply planning team is actively engaged in the management of all inventory from regional supply points. This includes the monitoring and aggressive management of dysfunctional stock to ensure appropriate and timely disposition of returned, damaged, and aged inventories. Partner with Product Management, Operations to ensure off-spec inventories are being managed to meet business working capital targets and expectations.
- Management of Site Logistics - Ensure site logistics team is accurately and timely handling the loading and unloading of trailers, moving, and spotting railcars and associated paperwork and data. Maintain the organization of warehouses to ensure material can be found easily and obtained for use by production and shipping, maintaining supplies related to shipping and warehousing, proper order preparation for direct customer shipments, and optimizing logistics processes between logistics, supply chain, and the production units and warehousing.
- Management of Site Warehousing Activity - Optimize space, identify improvements, and configuration of finished goods and raw materials warehouses on the McIntosh site. Lead the implementation and optimization of the warehouse module in ERP system and work with supply chain to optimize logistics processes between plant and warehouses. Work closely with logistics procurement to optimum use of warehouse space in McIntosh and off-site warehousing.
- Manage Projects - Oversee system and process improvement projects impacting N-EVP supply/logistics planning activities in North America in alignment with global standards. This includes, but is not limited to, interfacing with EV Business Experts and Global Supply Chain (GS) to properly manage ongoing planning system enhancements to meet changing business needs.
- Leadership responsibilities will include:
- 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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Engineering, or a related field required. (Note: Other disciplines would be considered with demonstrated successful logistics management experience.)
- A minimum of 6 years of experience in supply chain/logistics management or demonstrated successful experience in a related discipline (e.g., Product Management, Procurement, Customer Care, Operations, Finance).
- Ability to manage cross-functional projects that deliver defined objectives in a complex work environment.
- Thorough understanding of material planning processes, including Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).
- Proficiency with SAP APO or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
- Excellent communications, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
- Action-oriented with good problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Ability to foster teamwork with members of Operations, Product Management, and Supply Chain groups.
- Capability to think and act in a global team environment.
- Prior experience leading teams.

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.


Primary Location: US-AL-McIntosh
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals

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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