Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Shanghai


Job Field: Production
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_30456

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.

For BASF, diversity is one of the essential keys to business success and the well-being of our employees. We promote an inclusive culture that accepts the diversity of people, experiences and capabilities. By embracing talents and abilities of all kinds, we aim to boost creativity and motivation, and enhance our teams’ performance.

Join the team and connect with more than 110,000 other minds.


BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, as well as numerous sites around the country, BASF is a major investor in China’s chemical industry, and runs the BASF Innovation Campus Shanghai as a global research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over EUR 7.3 billion in 2017 to customers in Greater China, and employed 8,982 people as of the end of the year.

Provides analysis, coordination; support and leadership to achieve best in class status in the areas of asset management, technology deployment, operational excellence and process improvement.
Be responsible to lead the development, coordination and implementation of processes, initiatives and projects within the plant.

Main Tasks:
Lead the team of engineers to identify and develop investment projects for the plant including coordination and preparation of documents for capital approvals.
Facilitate team including site technical and engineering department to achieve continuous improvement of the plant.
Work closely with other plants as well as competence centers within BASF to develop concept, align processes & resources and facilitate improvement project of the plant.
Coordinates analysis and development of technology and cost benchmarks for regional production assets, in close coordination with Performance Chemicals’ global technology and business groups.
Collaborates with business and product management to understand future capacity & capability needs and develop investment project for the plant.
Liaises with Regional Asset Manager to ensure appropriate utilization and deployment of operational excellence programs, including development and tracking of appropriate KPI’s.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Engineering or Science) is required.
Working Experience: Minimum of 8 years of combined experience within the operations, engineering or technology fields is required.
Technological and/or operational leadership experience is an advantage.
Strong project management experience, in particular cost or process optimization initiatives.
Excellent leadership and analytical skills combined with superior interpersonal, communication, influencing and conflict/problem resolution competencies.
Technical & Professional Knowledge: Report writing and presentation skills, with the ability to interact with senior executives, consultants and key decision makers.
Fluency in English and Mandarin is a must.

About the company

We create chemistry for a sustainable future

In line with our corporate purpose, around 113,000 employees contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.
Our broad portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. In 2014, BASF posted sales of €74.0 billion and income from operations before special items of approximately €7.6 billion. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through research and innovation, we support our customers in nearly every industry in meeting the current and future needs of society. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

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