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Contract Manufacturing Supervisor (RTP, NC or St Louis, MO)


Job Field: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702892

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… We are seeking a Contract Manufacturing (Tolling) Supervisor to join our North American team. The Contract Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for managing the manufacturing of BASF Crop Protection and Pest Control products at 3rd Party manufacturing sites. Contract Manufacturing Supervisor (1702892) As Contract Manufacturing Supervisor, you will oversee the external tolling network, build relationships within the network, drive process and cost optimization efforts and act as the main interface with all BASF functions involved in the tolling process. Overall, you will ensure the quality of all BASF products, directly impacting customer satisfaction and operational excellence. In this role, you will be the process and production owner for all assigned products with a focus on Aerosol Products for the Professional Pest Control Solution Market. Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Supervise all internal and external tolling activities (Formulating, Filling and Packaging of Aerosol and Crop Protection Products)
  • Ensure the reliability of the tolling function including: accuracy of product release decisions, formulating compliance, packaging compliance to requirements, throughput and inventory reporting
  • Supervise all tolling related interfaces with relevant functions, especially Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations and Procurement
  • Develop and execute the regional strategy to optimize the use of external tolling service providers
  • Drive the selection and approval of any future tollers in collaboration with relevant functions
  • Drive continuous improvement with respect to decision making process to allocate new and existing products between tollers based on short and long term quality, capacity and capability considerations
  • Ensure the use of Production Manuals are available and used; Manuals contain relevant information, materials, standards, etc. to internal and external tollers to make compliant Agriculture and Pest Control Solutions Products
  • Drive process optimization and the use of new technologies to develop toller capabilities, improve productivity and quality
  • Contribute to and work with global toller management functions to leverage on key learnings from other regions, as well as technical and process benchmarks
  • Coordination with Planning to Meet Marketing needs: Support Supply Chain and other functions to establish production schedules that meet customer needs; Support Materials Management function for raw materials, packaging components, labels, etc.; Develop and maintain SAP bills of material.
  • Lead operations readiness team (ORT) product launch activities at toll manufacturing sites; Lead ORT product launch activities; Technology resource for startup operations and troubleshooting

For further information on BASF Agricultural Products, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division 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. BASFRS

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 Engineering, Chemistry, Other Scientific Discipline (Extensive Aerosol Technology industry experience will be considered in lieu of a degree)
  • 8+ years of operational experience in chemical manufacturing, sourcing and contracting, and/or procurement
  • Experience with supervising existing and/or startup of new operations
  • Demonstrated EHS orientation and emphasis in both personnel and process safety
  • Strong computer capabilities (MS Office, Lotus Notes, etc.)
  • Willing and able to travel up 75% of the time
  • Strong negotiation, critical and strategic thinking skills; Strong technical and interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) and build relationships with individuals at multiple levels of the organization

We Also Look For…

  • Aerosol Technology manufacturing experience
  • Experience with agricultural chemical manufacturing
  • Experience with milling operations experience (wet and dry), and extrusion
  • Experience with packaging operations and equipment (liquid and dry)
  • SAP knowledge and experience
  • Experience negotiating complex contract manufacturing agreements
  • Project Management experience

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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