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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 in 2020 as one of America’s Best Employers. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Site Quality Assurance Manager (2001418) – Ames, Iowa Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to serve as a member of the Agricultural Solutions Regional Quality Assurance Team. In this role, you will be a member of the APN Quality Assurance and Ames Site’s Leadership Teams. You will have a high level of interaction with highly dynamic cross functional, regional and global teams including Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Research & Development.
Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your education in Chemistry, Microbiology or a similar field of study and your experience, leadership and knowledge in Quality Assurance / Quality Control within a manufacturing setting and multi-functional teams, you will manage and lead Quality Assurance related activities at the Agricultural Solution North America (APN) manufacturing site in Ames, Iowa. Your experience of analytical testing of agricultural products such as colorants or bio-fungicides will be a valued asset as you lead the site’s Quality Control team. Collaborating with diverse colleagues, you will lead and/or support contamination risk assessments, training sessions and internal auditing systems.Your working knowledge in development, implementation and maintenance of Quality (ISO 9001, Lean Six Sigma principles) systems and related certifications will be critical to your success in this role.Your commitment to a safe work environment will be essential as you will be proactive in creating and maintaining a Zero Incident mindset. Successfully engaging across and outside the organization, you will frequently interact with regional and global colleagues, external service providers and business partners to develop, implement and maintain sustainable Quality Assurance systems for the site. Your strong leadership ability will be invaluable as you lead and develop direct and indirect reports in meeting site objectives in the areas of Safety, Quality and Customer Satisfaction while fostering an Interdependent Quality Culture. Demonstrating your vast experience in Quality Assurance, your team will ensure the accuracy of the laboratory data generated, provide troubleshooting support and successfully implement sustainable systems related to new and existing processes. Using your demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, you will lead and/or support others in effective nonconformance investigations and continuous improvement initiatives to meet customers’ needs. 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. 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. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
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