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Job Field: Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Location: Hong Kong, HK
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_HK_30454

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.


Located in Hong Kong, BASF’s Asia Pacific headquarters oversees more than 18,000 employees at about 100 production sites and 125 sales offices across the region. In addition to a number of regional business units, the Hong Kong office also houses regional functional units including Corporate Affairs, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Procurement and Supply Chain Services. Objectives of the Position

Reporting to Vice Director, Supply Chain Management (SCM) the incumbent will
Bring in new ideas and innovative practices to reinvent the business unit Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
Globally consolidate and lead the implementation digitization strategy and projects
Research opportunities for supply chain data acquisition and new uses for existing data to harvest improvement
Support sustainable expertise development in the area of Supply Chain Digitization advancement
Job Responsibilities
Reinvent the business unit Supply Chain Management (SCM) to achieve high level of Digitization with attractive return or benefit
Providing expert advice on latest technology and best practices and bridge the gap between business needs and IT solutions in the SCM, and support evaluation against specific user requirement
Build a digitization benchmarking process and display maturity for ongoing advancement
Work with local project managers, and BASF 4.0 teams to develop the proposal for Management review e.g. conduct pre-study to assess business case and potential solution matching
Implement the global Digitization Strategy and Project
Run the global project management office to drive digitization planning, prioritization, approval application, execution, performance metrics and documentation
Align with other workstreams like Operation Excellence, Smart Manufacturing and other functional experts
Support customer & logistics vendor strategy
Establish and operation a digital platform for project steering and communication globally
Supply Chain Data Analytics and Engineering
Promote use of advanced data analysis tools, skills and knowledge to extract value from data
Collaborate with Supply Chain to research data acquisition opportunities like process performance indicator for process automation, risk management database, interactive inventory forecast, logistics volume and cost forecasting and other predictive analytical application
Support the development of quantitative optimization capability in planning to maximize profit and minimize cost
Digitization Expertise Development
Coach and mentor community member to identify, develop and nurture new human capital to fill the talent pipeline for continuous advancement
Design, organize or conduct technical trainings to grow awareness and knowhow
Active networking and collaboration with external resources
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Chemistry, Information Technology, Data Science, Decision Analytics, Operation Research or related disciplines
At least 10 years of relevant experience in leading IT/digitization transformation projects, strategy development or governance review
Working experience with industry 4.0 or digitization technology like IoT, remote sensing, cloud computing, logistics visibility Big Data and data engineering, logistics automation, logistics system design etc.
Candidate with supply chain operation experienced is a plus; Chemical industry exposure will be a strong advantage
Understanding of leading digitization practices, performance drivers, and typical issues across a broad

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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