Director of Stewardship & Operations - Research Triangle Park, NC-1703380
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Where the Chemistry Happens...
BASF Plant Science (RBP) is seeking to appoint an innovative and experienced leader for the position of Global Head Stewardship & Operations, based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. As the Global Head of Stewardship & Operations, you will be responsible for the global leadership and further integration of the Global Stewardship Function within BASF Plant Science, consisting of: the Global Quality Management & Responsible Care group, Global Quality Control & Stewardship Governance group, Global Logistics & Operations group, and Global Audits.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Drawing upon your track record of motivational leadership, international exposure, and progressive work experience in applicable disciplines, you will:
Lead and oversee all aspects of Global Stewardship initiatives in all countries where BASF Plant Science directly or indirectly (via Service Providers or via BASF Group Service Level Agreements) runs research or development activities in the field, laboratory, or growth chambers.
Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations for the research and product development activities of BASF Plant Science globally, including all phases of the process for the import, interstate movement, and environmental release of regulated biotechnology crops in applicable countries.
Guide and steer the implementation and continuous development of the Stewardship strategy for BASF Plant Science's crop biotechnology products, and maintain or (in added countries and regions) achieve the high operational excellence of BASF Plant Science's Stewardship operations.
Serve as the expert on external and internal Stewardship requirements in the key cultivation and import countries for biotechnology crops ensuring efficient documentation, reporting, and harmonized approaches to Stewardship requirements.
Ensure adherence to industry standards relevant to global Stewardship operation. Accountable for the availability and use of appropriate training programs for all Stewardship activities within BASF Plant Science.
Interact with all relevant functions within BASF Group, BASF Corp., and BASF Plant Science to ensure frequent reporting (KPIs) and compliance with relevant internal guidelines.
Manage the Annual Stewardship Report, the emergency preparedness and incident reporting, biosafety, and external certification (e.g., ISO 17025, GLP) in relevant working areas.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You...
Adding 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.
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...
As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.