Senior Manager, Supply Chain Lead - Zhanjiang Project, Intermediates Asia Pacific (3 years contract)
BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd.
Central, Hong Kong

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.

Our portfolio is organised into six segments : Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.

BASFs Asia Pacific regional headquarters is located in Hong Kong and had 340 employees by the end of 2021.

Objectives of the Position

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain Management, Intermediates Asia Pacific, you will :

  • Lead the supply chain component for Intermediates, Asia Pacific on the BASF Zhanjiang Verbund Site Project Investment projects from conceptualization to final approval
  • Develop various Supply Chain (SC) related concepts with clear understanding on Commercial Business Case and relevant Technology related intricacies
  • Partner with SC counterparts within and / or beyond the business unit to develop requisite concepts as well as to ensure the business needs are accounted for in the broader project concept designs
  • Ensure BASF Zhanjiang Verbund Site Project Investment project concept are fully integrated into the overall business unit process, tools and people
  • Job Responsibilities

    SC and Logistics Concept

    Partner with internal and external counterparts to develop relevant SC and Logistics concepts required to support various business and technologies requirements

  • Material flow, process, tools & people Inbound / Outbound, Site Logistics, Import / Export & Distribution Network Packaging management Required logistics infrastructures & resources (jetties, tanks, warehouses, yard space, trucks, AGVs, external infrastructures and services) Surface Transport & Maritime Shipping (Parcel and Carriers)
  • Asset Infrastructure Design

    Collaborate with internal Technology project workstream to develop critical physical infrastructures. This is inclusive of, but not limited to storage tanks, Finished Goods (FG) and Raw Material (RM) Warehouses and Filling / Loading Stations

    Supply / Demand Planning Concept

    Develop Planning process and tools required to enable effective business steering and ensure the concept tie into the overall Regional and Global Planning Design for the business unit

  • S&OP and Master / Finite planning & execution
  • FG, RM, Packaging & Logistics Resources
  • Verbund Integration
  • Integrated Planning tool (OMP) Implementation Plan
  • Future SC Organization Concept

    Determine the resources in personnel and organizational structure required to support overall SC & Logistics concept

  • Verbund resources / services
  • Regional, Country, Site resources
  • Structure, Scope & Roles & Responsibility
  • Talent Acquisition & Training Plan
  • SC Transactional System / Process Design

    Develop relevant transactional processes to meet business needs (Order-to-cash / Purchase-to-Pay / Transport Planning / Import & Export)

    SC Digitization Concepts

    Ensure the business requirements are accounted for and are supported by various Digitization initiatives relevant to broader project scope (ERP integration / Smart Logistics / Track & Trace / Automation, Transparency & Visualization)

    Customer Experience

    Ensure broader Net Promoter Score and Non-Conformance Processes for business unit accounts for the scope of business relevant to BASF Zhanjiang Verbund Site Project


  • Bachelors degree in Chemical, Science, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical) or related disciplines; Master of Business Administration is an added advantage
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain with Regional & Global exposure
  • Experience in various concepts within Chemical SC space (planning, logistics, transport, import / export, site logistics etc.)
  • Ability to fully comprehend and navigate complexities regarding commercial and technology concepts
  • Practical experience in working with / in a Verbund or multi-business unit site is an advantage
  • Able to collaborate and network within matrix and intercultural teams
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills and ability to work with cross-functional team and lead through influence
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, proficiency in Mandarin is a plus
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