Operations Manager











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Operations Manager (2102009) - Spartanburg, SC



Where the Chemistry Happens…



We are seeking a talented professional like you to direct the daily activities within the Spartanburg plant site, as well as actively participate in Supply Chain, Planning and Scheduling, Marketing and Sales, Quality, Strategy Implementation, and Maintenance team activities.


In this role, you will be charged with the prep of catalyst safely and shipped on time, at budgeted cost, with the correct quality. In addition, you will be an integral member of the Site Leadership Team with a unique opportunity to drive change and leave your mark on the site’s strategy and culture. 

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 and professional background in a technical field, you will define and execute standard operating parameters (e.g., capacities, rates, costs, headcount, quality, waste) for the plant.


  • Relying upon your commitment to safety, employee health, the environment, and your knowledge of EHS rules and regulations, you will ensure all aspects of production are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.


  • As a role model, you will lead and inspire your direct and indirect reports to meet established business requirements for safety, quality, volume, and cost.


  • Your demonstrated leadership experience within a process manufacturing environment will be a valued asset as you ensure resources are appropriately directed to meet operational and business priorities.


  • Your strong business and financial acumen will be useful as you develop the budgets for operations that meet business targets and expectations, and as you track performance and implement solutions if tracking negatively versus the budget.


  • Displaying your commitment to LEAN or similar process improvement methodologies, you will ensure best practices in all aspects of operations are shared and implemented across the site.


  • Successfully engaging across the site and business, you will manage the interface between production and other areas including maintenance, product management, and financial controlling to ensure effective communication and teamwork as we work to accomplish site and business objectives.




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.


A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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