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.....
Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Chemistry, Engineering or Business Management.
MBA is preferred
Minimum 10 years of experience in a combination of marketing, product management, sales and/or technical service roles is required
Experience directly managing others required
Experience with specialty business is required
Work experience in a consumer oriented business is highly preferred
Professional experience in a commercial and/or product management role supporting commercial and technical operations of Care Chemicals is highly preferred
Experience in the Home Care business including technology, applications and knowledge of the customers and competitive landscape is highly preferred
Knowledge and active management/interaction experience in a global S&OP process is required. (sales and demand planning, supply chain, product management, etc.)
Experience interfacing with global platforms including supply chain, logistics and product management organizations for demand supply and forecasting of global products to multiple regions.
Demonstrated experience successfully working within a highly matrixed environment especially with regard to influencing sales and business team members with global accounts and distribution partners who are the direct responsibility of other SBU's.
Leads by example and sets environment for taking risks within the organization by addressing constraints and enabling resources.
Inspires others and takes accountability for an innovation pipeline by championing and discerning new and creative approaches.
Ensures that all services and products provide value for BASF as well as customers in strategic markets.
Fosters the integration of a diversity of perspectives across the organization resulting in development of high performing teams and output.
Involves, trusts and optimizes a diverse, high performing team and creates a vision that fosters a sense of common ownership.
Individual must possess business acumen, problem solving capability, initiative, strong work ethic, and must be goal oriented. Individual must be able to effectively influence others both directly and indirectly. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation) required.
Demonstrated experience in financial and operational analysis, developing and implementing legal contracts, and customer pricing negotiations experience is a necessity.
Leadership Expectations: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.