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Senior Site Optimization Leader


Job Field: GESE - General Services
Location: Freeport, TX, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703653

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. 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 is "The Chemical Company" focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world each day. We have big goals for our Freeport Site, and we're working hard to build our Site Development team. This is where you come in. The Site Optimization Leader will drive cross-unit collaboration to maximize the benefits to BASF by developing and implementing tools and processes to assess, optimize, and implement the usage of site resources (e.g., intermediates and utilities. A key will be to balance people resources, fixed cost resources, raw material usages, energy usages, and production. The role will support and provide input into potential new plants to the site, as well as potential expansions /debottlenecks of existing plants on the site. Senior Site Optimization Leader (1703653) – Freeport, TX Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Understand and leverage existing contracts to BASF's full advantage; provide direction into the development of terms for new contracts.
    • Identify, develop, and collect high-level summaries for all major raw material contracts including utilities.
    • Communicate the key terms and conditions of contracts to stakeholders.
    • Provide early warning when incremental price shifts are occurring.
    • Work with stakeholders to understand key raw material contract drivers and make recommendations for new and contract improvements to SLT and Business Board.
    • Review major material raw material invoices and ensure compliance with major contract terms and conditions.
  • Develop tools/dashboards to identify site optimization needs.
    • Work with the automation group to identify and develop the tools necessary to optimize the site.
    • Develop, maintain, and utilize a computer model that interfaces with DCS, SAP, and similar platforms that simulate the key raw materials and utilities of the Verbund, including business aspects on the plant site.
  • Identify and control site optimization when resources are limited.
    • Utilize tools and inform the site leadership team with a recommendation.
  • Identify potential risks for raw material sourcing and inform site leadership team.
    • Leverage tools and historical information; make recommendations to site leadership team to address these issues.
  • Identify optimization potential in advance to minimize negative impacts of contract obligations and optimize our raw material resources. Maintain and utilize tools.
    • Forecast multi-BU raw materials and site energy needs.
  • Develop, maintain, and optimize a macro site production schedule.
    • Interact periodically with BU supply chain personnel.


  • Entrepreneurial Action
  • Innovativeness
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Striving for Achievement
  • Work Management
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Quality Orientation and Attention to Detail
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Conflict Management

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 of Science Degree in a technical discipline, preferably Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, with an advanced degree highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in plant optimization or in a business role for a manufacturing organization.
  • Strong process engineer knowledge is highly preferred.
  • Experience in negotiating major contracts and providing manufacturing support services such as conducting Technical Process Optimization Workshops. Supply Chain Management/Optimization, such as planning and leading supply chain SOP meetings, is desired.
  • Ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

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