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Manager, Process Development and Production Support


Job Field: Research & Development
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_24028

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

  • This position will lead lab technicians (1-3) to support new product development, process improvement & development, and production. This person will contribute leading efforts to provide production support, including trouble shooting, process improvement, and raw material qualification etc., as well as leading efforts to provide process improvement and development to achieve higher productivity, safer production processes, increased usage of manufacturing assets or higher quality products. Besides, this person will support new product scale-up and introduction to plants, and support R&D scientists in producing lab and pilot scale samples for customers with a key focus on product quality and time to market..

Main Tasks

  • Comply with BASF Environmental, Health and Safety policies
  • (People management) Design experiments for assigned tasks, and lead lab technicians to meet requirements and timelines.
  • (Project Management) Manage and supervise polymer related projects. Communicate and document lab results, and provide feasible solutions.
  • In collaboration with Global Technology, Production and R&D Scientists, develops new or improves existing production processes for higher productivity, safer production, increased utilisation of fixed assets or better performing products.
  • Support R&D Scientists in evaluating new recipes under development with regard to process conditions and Plant capabilities; and support new product scale-up and introduction to Production Plants by providing appropriate lab-scale testing and offering engineering/process advice
  • Apply & adapt polymerisation models to optimise process conditions or shorten cycle times.
  • Support root-cause analysis and production trouble-shooting; and provide general engineering & manufacturing support to production Be responsible for housekeeping in the lab area
  • Help qualify alternative raw materials, in order to either lower RM costs or increase supply security in close collaboration with Business, Procurement & Production..


  • Master's/ or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science & Technology; PhD preferred.
  • >5 years of working experience in Polymer Science & Technology.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English to support Asia Pacific (reading, writing, and WebEx meetings);
  • Familiarity with emulsion polymer technology or production process is beneficial. Skills in computer software are a plus, such as Word, Excel, Design of Experiments and Statistics, Programming etc.
  • Hindi, Indonesian, or Malay language skill is a plus

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