Technology Director











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BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, as well as a global and regional research and development hub in Shanghai, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry. BASF posted sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2020 to customers in Greater China and employed 8,948 people as of the end of the year. For further information, please visit



  • The position has an important seat on the business Leadership Team and serves as a main point of contact into the CCT organization for the business to address issues, answer questions and engage the Directors colleagues in Technology, CapEx, OpEx and Global RC Management to support the business as needed.


Main Tasks:

  • Develop & Ensure Implementation of Global Safety Concepts to eliminate serious process safety hazards.
  • Provide Technical Support of Business-Critical Topics that left unaddressed would negatively impact our RC performance or profitability.
  • Provide Technical Support of Strategic Projects that facilitate the realization of the business strategy.
  • Lead Process Innovation to develop the technologies of the future that provide competitive advantages for the business.
  • Lead the Process Development for large Capital Projects that ensures full functionality of the new plants and processes.
  • Develop Asset & Technology Strategies that provide optimal global asset footprints and standard plant designs.




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in batch operations, R&D and/or an operational role required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an operational and/or product scale up role required
  • Processing experience with solids manufacturing required
  • Catalyst experience preferred
  • Experience directly managing others required
  • Organizational Awareness – Need to know how to pull resources when needed
  • Must have an openness to new ideas and be willing to learn new things
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Influencing, Collaborative Leadership, Credibility
  • Global & Strategic View
  • Drive for innovation
  • Good Communicator


Knowledge and Experience

  • Technical competence
  • Highly collaborative
  • Strong leadership skills with focus on collaboration and empowerment
  • Data driven and objective decision making
  • Organizational awareness
  • Coaching and people management
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Ability and desire to look externally (to BASF)
  • Willing to learn new things
  • Cultural awareness
  • Global & strategic view
  • Drive for innovation
  • Good communicator
  • CCE Technology know how & experience a plus
  • Trust: letting the team know “you’ve got their back” and being consistent so they can count on your behavior
  • Engaged/involved/dedicated/committed: will do everything possible to make the team successful
  • Communicate well: can give both positive and constructive feedback in an open and direct way; inspires team
  • Available and responsive
  • Integrity/honest/fair: doing what you say you will do; using good judgment when applying fairness
  • Teamwork: making everyone feel like they are part of the team
  • Observant: seeing what people can do and where they need help
  • Strategic: understands the business
  • Assertive: speaks up when needed; able to challenge others in a constructive way
  • Risk taking:  creates new points of view that may challenge established direction


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