Coatings Process Leader: Automotive OEM in Michigan Job

Coatings Process Leader: Automotive OEM in Michigan-1705452

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Coatings Process Leader for an Automotive OEM Manufacturer in Michigan.

Coatings Process Leader: Automotive OEM in Michigan (1705452) – Southfield, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…

You will direct and lead the efforts of a BASF field service team at a customer assembly plant. You will support the sales of BASF products and services by monitoring the use of products in the account customer’s applications, responding to customer requirements, and enforcing product quality/performance specifications. You will support new product/application development and launches.

In addition, you will demonstrate the technical and professional expertise to enhance the reputation of BASF with the customer. You will monitor and control key performance indicators within product service environments to drive problem resolution and product improvement initiatives that are critical to customer performance expectations.
- Lead, develop, and train the field service team on site.
- Manage daily customer communications and conflict.
- Select, hire, and develop talent in the field service team.
- Drive the performance of BASF´s products and services.
- Manage material forecasting and inventory management.
- Support BASF product launches and optimizations.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience working with automotive OEMs on a technical level or relevant experience; OR Associates degree and at least 7 years of experience working with automotive OEMs on a technical level or relevant experience; OR a High School Diploma and at least 10 years of manufacturing plant experience.
- At least 4 years of coatings experience and 6 years of leadership experience (including management of diverse teams).
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP.
- Coatings knowledge including paint application, understanding of customer’s quality and performance requirements, defect identification, and launching of products and paint shops.
- Problem identification, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and resolution skills.
- Leading, developing, and training of people and teams and strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Must be willing to work off-shift and weekends as necessary.


Primary Location: US-MI-Southfield
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-ECN-Coatings Solutions North America
Full time
Southfield, Michigan 48033, US