BASF the world's leading chemical company is hiring a Site Manager (Callanish, Isle of Lewis, UK)

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Oct 2, 2014
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We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.  At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s Group Companies in the United Kingdom supply performance chemicals in addition to raw materials to most industries. We market a wide range of products, including chemicals, construction chemicals, crop protection products, dispersions and pigments, pest control solutions, plastics, polyurethanes systems, leading edge coating products, mining and water treatment chemicals. We also manufacture performance chemicals, polyurethane systems and pest control solutions.

The Callanish site is located on Isle of Lewis and are producing pharmaceutical products based on highly concentrated Omega 3 fatty acids. The site is using advanced technology and has 78 employees. Closely linked to their sister company in Norway, which has a production site in Sandefjord and sales office in Oslo, they are operating in a growing marked.

What you can expect
As a Site Manager for our site based at Callanish, Isle of Lewis, you will have the following

  • for EHS, ensuring a safe working environment, compliance to corporate guidelines as well as complying with external national authorities
  • for all HR related matters and for building a strong company culture of a positive and motivated site team focused on continuous improvement
  • for all operations at the site, the management, motivation and development of the site leadership team, the assignment and execution of appropriate site KPI's,
  • to ensure that the manufacturing operation and the supply chain operation meets the business objectives in alignment with customer requirements.
  • to oversee all aspects of Operations and Financial Control including management of annual capital expenditure and the management of all fixed costs in line with annual budget, site targets & operational requirements
  • to represent the site towards business partners and local authorities
What we expect

  • You hold a degree in either engineering, production management or science.
  • You will have senior management experience within a manufacturing site; preferably within the pharmaceutical industry, knowledge of GMP working protocol would be beneficial.
  • Experience of management of / working in remote site locations and cultures would be advantageous.
  • Consequently, you will have demonstrated a strong working knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, an extensive understanding of operations, supply chain and manufacturing processes, strong working knowledge of Quality Management / Continuous Improvement Systems and experience in budget and financial planning.
  • Excellent People Management skills, with strong skills to influence and motivate multiple stakeholders, you will also have excellent leadership and team-building skills to create a strong and enthusiastic company-wide team culture.
  • You will have the tenacity to see the results of your efforts over a 3-4 year period leading to promotion to further exciting career opportunities within BASF.
We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging leadership opportunity in the strategically important production site of Callanish, set on the beautiful Isle of Lewis in a growing global company.

Additionally, we offer the chance to work with highly skilled and committed colleagues building excellence and forging innovation and reaping the rewards of intensive personal and professional growth solving global problems and creating innovative solutions.

Because this is a strategically important global role, we offer competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent long-term career opportunities both locally and internationally.

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