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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens...
BASF's Middle Georgia site employs approximately 500 people who are distributed across four production plants and three milling operations covering 38,000 acres. The site mines, processes and distributes Kaolin to customers around the world.
This position is designed to ensure adherence to and continually improve all aspects of the Middle Georgia sites Quality Management System (QMS) and Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), and will embed a LEAN/Six Sigma culture into the sites. The role will assist all departments across multiple sites in developing new or maintaining existing procedures and documentation to comply with current Quality and Responsible Care Management Systems requirements, identify and lead operational excellence initiatives, and provide awareness education, training, and support on a variety of LEAN/Six Sigma techniques. The Quality Systems/Continuous Improvement Leader will work closely with other Quality functions within the Business Unit to ensure consistency in procedures, documentation, auditing and reporting formats, and will represent Middle Georgia in Performance Chemicals (EV) Business Unit Quality initiatives.
Quality Systems/Continuous Improvement Leader (1800405) – McIntyre, GA
Formula for Success: You Will...
Ensure sites adhere to the latest version of ISO9001 and RCMS Standards, and the underlying principles and philosophies behind it.
Implement new processes and technologies through business improvement and Six Sigma initiatives aimed at improving the site's manufacturing and lab capabilities. This will include delivering specific improvement projects (engineering, reliability, safety, cost control, process control, and energy reduction) across the site.
Work regularly and closely with other leaders (e.g. business, production, R&D, supply chain, engineering) across the site to institute best practices, identify areas for improvement and development, establish buy-in for operational excellence initiatives required to support the site's strategic agenda, and drive meaningful change wherever required.
Serve as the NCM Coordinator for Middle Georgia sites, manage all aspects of internal, external and supplier non-conformances, including timely resolution and communication.
Mentor and coach LEAN/Six Sigma candidates toward completion and certification of improvement projects.
Design procedures aimed at improving efficiencies, reducing cost and variability, eliminating waste, and improving safety standards.
Coordinate and lead all aspects of Internal, External Registrar, and Customer audits.
Act as Document Control Coordinator for the sites. Provide guidance to all departments on proper format and content of procedures, and monitor for adherence and effectiveness.
Perform Management Representative responsibilities for the Quality and Responsible Care Management Systems. This includes scheduling and participating in internal and surveillance audits, communicating audit results, and coordinating closure of any corrective actions identified during these audits, including follow-up with Business Unit Quality functions and management system registrar as needed. Schedule, lead, document, and communicate management review meetings, and track follow-up items.
Promote awareness and implementation of Quality Systems/Continuous Improvement concepts through participation on teams, education, and training sessions.
Leadership Core Responsibilities:
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.
Internal Number: 477077
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.