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...
Four-year degree required; Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Business, Finance, or a related discipline is strongly desired; advanced degree is preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of commercial experience; background in one or more of the following disciplines is strongly desired: Procurement, Supply Chain, Business or Product Management, Marketing or Strategic Planning/Development, and R&D.
Prior background in a global, chemical manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
Experience managing others is preferred.
Strong communication, negotiation, and influencing skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities while navigating a highly dynamic and constantly changing market environment.
Must have strong financial knowledge and business acumen.
Analytical and strategic thinking skills to effectively support the development of long-term procurement strategies that support the business.
Capable of coaching and developing team members in a global, virtual environment.
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.