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Global Site Logistics Operations Expert - (Plant location flexible)


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704268

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… We are seeking a Global Site Logistics Operations Expert. Global Site Logistics Operations Expert (1704268)– (Plant location flexible) Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide global subject matter expert in site logistics operations: intra site logistics, bulk/packed (trans)loading, fixed and mobile storage (e.g. tanks)
  • Create regional transparency of improvement activities/initiatives and assist with leveraging the experts to support NA site logistics needs.
  • Utilize expertise to support continuous improvements in site logistics to enable, safety, compliance, growth, savings and cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
  • Support the transformation within complex SLO end-to-end processes in a disruptive and rapidly evolving environment (e.g. digitization, industry 4.0, etc).
  • Ensure the leveraging of best practices across other sites, the Global CoE and BASF strategy.
  • Communicate & integrate topics of future interest/developments to Global CoE and vice versa.
    • Represent the Global site logistics operations (SLO) Center of Expertise (CoE) in the North America (NA) region and report to the Global CoE.
    • Be the primary Global CoE contact for the North America Site Logistics Lead, and serve as a member of the North America site logistics community.
    • Facilitate necessary changes of the (process & IT) interfaces between SLO operations and BASF customers, Business Units, external logistics providers, functional partners, and shared services.
    • Coordinate with the regional & disciplinary SLO leader on optimization projects and expertise needs of the North American region.
    • Support the development of new and innovative improvement solutions for end-to-end processes in SLO.
    • Support the global strategical development of SLO to secure and provide the required expertise with the focus on functional excellence.
    • Provide briefs/de-briefs with Global CoE about regional projects. Perform site visits on request. Participate in topic-related events.
    • Utilize global subject matter expertise to determine and prioritize solutions
    • Collect feedback on general performance of functional experts and Global CoE.
  • Support the North America Site Logistics Lead to set up and manage the site logistics community.

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 with a minimum of 6 years of experience related to this job (e g Logistics, SCM, or Production) OR a minimum of 10 years of experience related to this job (e g Logistics, SCM or Production) in lieu of a degree.
  • Understanding of BASF supply chain and logistics end-to-end processes and IT landscape (SAP and other solutions).
  • Applied experience in end-to-end site logistics operations (transportation, bulk/packed loading, and storage) in fixed and mobile assets.
  • Prior experience in applying continuous improvement and project management methodologies.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation skills, and conflict management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving thinking.
  • A proactive and self-motivated professional with a strong Initiative to succeed.
  • Solid customer and service-oriented behavior.
  • Experience working on global teams.

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