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Global Head of Seeds Quality - Remote (RTP, NC or Lubbock, TX preferred)

Company: BASF - We Create Chemistry
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable futureGlobal Head of Seeds Quality (2201081)- Remote (Research Triangle Park, NC or Lubbock, TX preferred) Where the Chemistry HappensThe Global Seeds Supply organization is responsible for supplying seeds for a superior grower experience and a sustainable future.The group includes areas such as Supply Chain, Procurement, Performance Excellence and Business Systems, Production Technology and Innovation, Wheat Supply, Master Data, Quality and EHS, supporting the Global Seeds & Traits Organization. This role will design, develop and deploy a value driven quality strategy to continually improve Seeds product, processes and material quality in alignment with the business objectives (strategy includes vision, plans, measures, approaches, tools, methods, timelines, expected results) within Seeds Supply.Increase product and material quality, reduce operational costs associated with poor quality and process complexity, and reduce risks.Reduce risk by implementing a systems and process approach to improving the overall quality of materials and products and increasing the consistency of meeting regulatory and internal standards as well as continually improving customer satisfaction.Reduce the complexity of the current business model by developing a simplified approach to creating material quality requirements, communicating, and training employees, and measuring the organizations effectiveness at meeting the quality standards.StrategyDesign, develop and deploy a quality strategy to continually improve Seeds product and material quality in alignment with the Seeds business objectives, BASF corporate and AP. (strategy includes vision, plans, measures, standards, requirements, procedures, approaches, tools, methods, timelines, resources, and expected results)QMSEnsure compliance with ISO 9001(Brazil), QMS requirements, regulatory seed quality requirements (Domestic and International) and BASF policies and directives related to Seed processes and products. Develop global requirements and associated procedures in order to facilitate the implementation of a QMS by Seeds Supply colleagues at the regional and local level.Develop, revise, and implement quality standards and quality policies which maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and consistently meet the required business standardsManage and lead the QMS implementation activities by guiding cross-functional/ matrix resources across all regions, crops, products, and traits. Coordinate global projects across multiple quality managers, crops and regions to ensure achievement of overall quality objectives and outcomesLiaise with other managers and staff throughout the organization to ensure that the quality system is functioning effectively and meeting objectivesMonitor and advise on the performance of the quality management system, produce data and report on performance and compliance, measuring against set standards.Use risk-based approaches to develop compliant and cost-effective quality standards, measures and quality policies which maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and consistently meet the required business standardsLeadership / DevelopmentProvide global functional leadership including selecting key personnel and motivating Seeds quality professionals; challenging employees to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor; assisting with performance calibration/ succession planning, individual goal setting/ performance reviews, across crops and regions to ensure achievement of the overall quality and performance management objectives and outcomes.Continuous ImprovementEnsure continuous improvement and optimization of processes; drive operational excellence and lean processes globally.Create a culture of continual improvement through the coordination of individual, local, regional, functional, and global - audits, measures, management reviews and other continual improvement activities.CommunitiesAttend and represent the Seeds unique business needs in AP global projects regarding product / material quality initiatives, lead the development global process standards across business units including Crop Protection, R&D, Seeds and Biologicals, and provide strategic input to the selection of global software tools to support quality when required.Attend and represent the Seeds unique business needs in AP GQMT global initiatives, objectives and focus areas.Assemble and lead cross functional quality teams, as neededCo-chairing the GQMT and support/lead of certain GQMT focus areas (beyond S&T scope)Culture / CommunicationsEnsure the Seeds Supply LT is fully apprised of KPIs and ongoing quality initiatives and opportunities within seeds and improve awareness and understanding of Seeds material / product quality systems through targeted communication and training.Monitor and advise on the performance of global supply processes, produce data and report on performance and compliance, measuring against set standards.Coordinate data and report on quality results and evaluate and escalate key quality issues. (Utilizing the following software LIMS, SAP, Document Management, Audit Management)Coordinate and support necessary training, communication and change management methods internally to facilitate the QMS implementation, adoption and culture.Formula for SuccessMBA or BS/ MS Degree or equivalent in Industrial Engineering, Process Controls, Supply Chain and/or operational excellence Seeds Agricultural industry experience5+ years of experience in Quality Management development and implementation experience (ISO, Lean, Six Sigma) (0+ Years desirable)Desirable: 15+ years of experience managing and developing peopleDesirable: 10+ years of quality, ISO and / or related Lead Auditor experience.In depth use of database systems for quality analysis, reporting and design (SAP, LIMS, Document Mgt. Audit Management)Strategic, methodical, logical and detail orientedSkilled in achieving results and managing others to achieve business and functional objectivesStrong supervisory, management and networking capabilitiesFlexible and able to reduce complexityAbility to interact with and gain the support of senior managementSolution and stakeholder orientedExperience working with multi-cultural colleagues and teams and demonstrating diversity, equity, and inclusion consistentlyKnowledge and experience with international quality standards, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Lean, Six Sigma, Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS), Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP), total quality management (TQM), as well as the continuous improvement process in order to ensure that processes meet international and national standards as applicable Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF 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 you@BASF, 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.BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job. #IND-AgSolutions

Keywords: BASF - We Create Chemistry, Durham , Global Head of Seeds Quality - Remote (RTP, NC or Lubbock, TX preferred), Accounting, Auditing , Durham, North Carolina

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