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Laboratory Quality Manager


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Freeport, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702827

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 Laboratory Quality Manager serves as primary contact for the Superabsorbent Polymer Plant Quality Assurance and Quality Control Laboratory. This individual will manage a laboratory team of a Laboratory Supervisor, 2 Laboratory Technicians, and 19 Team Leads and Analysts. S/he is responsible for supporting the superabsorbent production operations and managing the QA/QC Laboratory in accordance with company policies, G-EMH requirements, ISO 9001, Safety Standards, Corporate Quality, and Responsible Care protocols. The successful candidate will supervise, monitor, and direct the quality assurance of raw materials, in-process materials, and finished products for the superabsorbent polymer plant. Laboratory Quality Manager (1702827) – Freeport, TX Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Supervise the work of the laboratory operations.
  • Direct the Quality Assurance/Quality Control laboratory for the monitoring of raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products for the Freeport SAP Plant, ensuring compliance with standards, data integrity, and timely release of results and goods.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Global Key Account Management Team; Global Quality Team; Global EMH production laboratories; Freeport Site Organizations; EMH – Charlotte.
  • Champion a quality culture in the laboratory organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the Superabsorbent Polymer Plant and ensure customer satisfaction through use of the Non-Conformance Management (NCM) system for the superabsorbent polymer products.
  • Maintain the lab budget in a cost-effective manner. 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.

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 Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required; advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of direct manufacturing environment or manufacturing support experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of SPC (statistical process control).
  • Organic Chemistry proficiency.
  • Process Unit Operations knowledge.
  • Quality Systems (e.g., ISO, FDA) proficiency is a strong qualifier.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with people management experience.
  • Working knowledge of SAP software is desirable.
  • Success in this role will also require a developed proficiency level in the following BASF Global Competencies:
    • Drive Innovation
    • Collaborate for Achievement
    • Embrace Diversity
    • Communicate Effectively
    • Drive Sustainable Solutions
    • Develop Self and Others
    • Act with Entrepreneurial Drive
    • Demonstrate Customer Focus

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. This position requires all candidates to either possessor obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education that are accredited by the Council or Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

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