Manager, Digitalization Expert for Manufacturing

Manager, Digitalization Expert for Manufacturing

Shanghai China
8-11 years
Not Specified

Job Description

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.
BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With large production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry, and operates the Innovation Campus Shanghai, a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over €7.3 billion in 2019 to customers in Greater China and employed 9,230 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit
BASF is currently building a new Verbund site in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. Announced in July 2018 and officially commenced in November 2019, BASF Guangdong Verbund site project would be BASF’s largest investment with up to US$10 billion upon completion and would be operated under the sole responsibility of BASF. The site would ultimately be the third-largest BASF site worldwide, and will be built into a role model for smart manufacturing and sustainable production by utilizing the latest digital technologies and applying the highest safety standards.
  • Responsible for the execution of the digitalization topics for Petrochemicals investment projects at Zhanjiang Verbund Site (ZVS) in cooperation with the Project Team

Main Tasks:
  • Works closely together with Technology Managers, Project Management and Centers of Digitalization Expertise
  • Consults Project Operations Managers (POMs) related to digital technologies for operations/production
  • Will be supported by digital experts from Ludwigshafen by WebEx and on site
  • Enforces requirements of CP division towards engineering and contractors of CPs investment projects at ZVS
  • Provides detail information on already completed applications in the plants and defines specifications for new implementations for suppliers/contractors
  • Develops and drives new project ideas, respective business cases and finally project proposals in cooperation with plants and experts from Global Digital Services and implements these
  • Participates in the Digital Manufacturing Community of CP division and is accepted as expert for questions from Digital Community, colleagues from plants and expert services
  • Acquires the required knowledge of Petrochemical Technologies and adjusts implementation of digital technologies to individual requirements of operations, e.g. batch vs. conti, large/small capacity, equipment, etc.

  • Education/Training:
  • Mechanical/Chemical engineering
  • Electrical engineering (Process automation, instrumentation, control)
  • IT-engineer (Big data analysis, data management)
  • Working Experience: 8 years of work experiences
  • Experience with Digital Technologies, e.g.
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Augmented Reality (Industrial mobile devices)
  • Operator Training Simulator
  • Digital Plant (3D-Model and smart PIDs)
  • Digital Twin
  • Vertical Integration
  • Data Analysis (PLS regression, Multi variate analysis, AI)
  • Data Visualization (Trendminer, JMP, Power BI)
  • Enhanced Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Enterprise Data Lake
  • Realtime Optimization
  • SafeWorks4.Zero and local Chinese Requirements (five-in-one Policy)
  • Integration into Site IT-Infrastructure (SAP, OMP, EDL, 'Teresa'), e.g. interface to databases and SAP System, Vertical Integration and Supply Chain
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin

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