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Regional OpEx Manager Asia Pacific


Job Field: Technical Service / Support
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_25359

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We have over 110,000 employees connecting around the world. For you, this means an almost unlimited range of job opportunities, career development and lots of potential to continue learning . At BASF we believe strongly in the power of connected minds.


BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, BASF is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus in Shanghai as a research and development hub for the Asia Pacific region. Objectives

  • Partner with business units, functions and sites to drive operational excellence activities for all sites in Asia Pacific to achieve regional KPIs and targets.
  • Be the champion for all aspects of production optimization at sites in order to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness by exchanging best practices and establishing data transparency.
  • Train, coach and mentor business unit colleagues to increase their knowledge and application of Lean Six Sigma tools.

Main Tasks

  • Partner with sites to identify and implementation OpEx opportunities
  • Drive implementation of BASF R-1 KPIs and sites and partner with them to leverage KPIs to identify improvement opportunities
  • Facilitate Operational Excellence activities/projects around at all sites in Asia-Pacific area (China, India, Thailand, Korea and Japan).
  • Train, coach and mentor business unit colleagues to increase their knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Provides coaching to site teams to ensure proactive deployment initiatives to support the business strategies and plans
  • Lead or support BU-specific projects


  • Education: Bachelors or above, major in Engineering or Science
  • Working Experience: International experiences preferred, notably in field of implementing measures for introducing and developing Operational Excellence in an industrial environment; Solid experience in using change management methods; More than 5 years technical experiences, plant/operations preferred; Experience, skills, and knowledge in various manufacturing disciplines, including production, maintenance, technology, product design, project management, and/or management systems is preferred
  • Technical & Professional Knowledge: Lean Six Sigma certified Black Belt with at least 3-5 years practical experience
  • Good interpersonal, time management skills with ability to interact in a multi-national and multiple hierarchical levels in Asia Pacific;
  • Proficient command of verbal and written English skills mandatory; Good analytical skill & problem solving approach; Proficiency in computer skills such as Minitab and Microsoft Office applications

Job Segment: Regional Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Manager, Six Sigma, Change Management, Management

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