EHS Manager - McIntosh, AL











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EHS Manager (2000490) – McIntosh, AL


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for the definition and deployment of the Responsible Care culture at the McIntosh site in order to support BASF’s “Zero Incident Mindset,” “Zero Loss of Containment Mindset” and overall “exposure reduction process.”  You will work closely with all Site Functions and groups to implement the processes to achieve compliance with regulatory and BASF requirements, to operate safe and environmentally sound facilities and to further improve on the site’s safety KPI’s. You will drive the implementation and ensure legal compliance with the all elements of RC:  Occupational Safety, Process Safety, Environmental Protection, Transportation Safety, Emergency Response, Security, Remediation, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Product Safety, Trade Control, Product Stewardship, Responsible Care Management System and Permit Compliance. You will own the safety related KPIs for the site including working with other leaders to develop appropriate targets and tracking the site’s progress.

Additionally, you will functionally supervise EHS professionals located at the site, ensuring consistent risk interpretations and implementation of BASF requirements and programs. You will be a member of the Site Leadership Team, providing guidance, interpretations, and strategic direction on EHS operational issues.  You will also be a member of the site’s Community Advisory Panel, working to understand the concerns of our neighbors and ensuring their confidence in our focus our focus on Environmental Responsibility.

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, Process Safety and Environmental know-how, and your experience in managing and implementing EHS programs in a manufacturing and lab environment, you will drive sustainable Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Process Safety, and Environmental Protection measures and initiatives at the operating sites, leading to risk reduction and overall improvement in EHS KPIs.Your unwavering commitment to compliance will be evident as you ensure systems are in place to assure compliance government regulations (maintain License to Operate), inclusive environmental regulations and permit conditions.Demonstrating your RC expertise and your experience implementing RC in manufacturing (e.g. Production management, site leadership, RC leadership), you will develop and deploy Responsible Care culture globally.  This includes actively contributing to RC management system reviews and RC audits to ensure compliance.Your results orientation and ability to influence and persuade will serve you well as you drive engagement with the Exposure Reduction Process to reduce or eliminate at risk behaviors and conditions in our working environments.Working in close collaboration, you will partner with the leadership teams on establishing yearly priorities and targets and implementation measures when necessary for achievement (inclusive of behavioral based safety, process safety concepts, safety study reviews, RCMS engagement, etc.).Successfully engaging inside and outside the organization, you will work with the Site Director and SLT to establish the EH&S services necessary to achieve the aligned goals of the site.  Additionally, you will serve as the face of BASF Sustainability and Responsibility on our Community Advisory Panel and to the appropriate Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies.Thinking strategically with entrepreneurial drive, you will implement strategies to support site and business objectives and to capitalize on opportunities to add value.  This included supporting efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.Your experience directly managing others (leadership and coaching) will be essential as you manage and coordinate EHS resources and talent to ensure all requirements are met in the best interests of BASF. 

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.


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McIntosh, AL, US, 36553

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