We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader to lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business. The person in this role will serve as an expert in the application of improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). S/he will provide training and coaching to others on continuous improvement tools and methodologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for leadership and project management of complex projects working within a global team environment that will have a long-term financial impact on the business.
Formula for Success: You Will…
Effectively lead and manage Lean/Six Sigma/DFSS and other continuous improvement projects through all phases including project selection, definition, implementation, reporting, and closure.
Provide leadership, training, and coaching to Green Belts and other associates leading improvement projects and implementing continuous improvement methodologies.
Serve as a change agent that deploys Lean Six Sigma as a continuous improvement culture.
Be an expert resource and provide training on Lean Six Sigma and related tools and improvement methodologies.
Communicate improvement project progress, status, and issues to project champions and business leadership team.
Provide input into the identification, prioritization, and selection of continuous improvement opportunities.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You:
Bachelor's degree required in Engineering or Chemistry, OR bachelor's degree in Business with experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Process Design.
Six Sigma Black Belt certification and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a Black Belt position responsible for leading continuous improvement.
Experience in a high-volume automotive part manufacturing environment preferred.
Experience conducting Lean/Six Sigma/Design for Six Sigma training and coaching Yellow Belts and Green Belts.
Strong interpersonal skills. An ability to build teamwork and collaborate with all levels of the organization.
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment 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. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!