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Strategic Planning Manager - Catalysts Division-1702312

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world's leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Strategic Planning Manager is a critical team member supporting the Global Emissions Catalysts and Precious Metals Services. This position provides strategic analysis, develops business models, makes recommendations, and manages projects to support this growing business unit. The individual works closely and collaborates with business unit management including senior level executives (VP/SVP/ President), as well as external contacts, to develop strategic options and appropriate business and marketing plans. In addition, s/he works with the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) group to evaluate and validate business proposals for growth opportunities for the division.

Strategic Planning Manager - Catalysts - Iselin, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Monitor, research, and analyze the business environment. Provide data, analysis, and recommendations based on key business drivers such as overall industry and market trends, customer and supplier assessments, competitive analysis, and partner and alliances feedback.
- Partner with the business in identifying and implementing appropriate strategic business development and marketing initiatives.
- Collaborate and synthesizes information across different functions and regions to ensure a deeper understanding of the business environment. Report and make appropriate recommendations to senior leadership.
- Liaise and coordinate information sharing with appropriate BASF central functions including controlling, asset management, and business management across global business units and divisions. Responsible for annual strategic controlling initiative.
- Review and provide input to market statements for capital projects to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives.
- Provide strategic perspective to M&A and New Business Development activities through research, providing data, and analyzing options for acquisitions, partnership and/or alliances, as appropriate.
- Manage projects to evaluate strategic options facing the business. The outcome of these projects typically includes a recommended path forward.
- Attend global and regional business meetings to share strategic developments with key stakeholders of business.
- Lead divisional projects representing the Catalysts Division on platform or regional topics.
- Work with outside vendors, including consultants and business service providers, for market research.

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…
- Bachelor's degree in a technical (e.g., Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science) or business (Marketing, Finance) discipline is required; an MBA is a plus.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following: business or product management, strategic development and planning, and/or sales and marketing. We may also consider candidates that have production or engineering experience if they have an MBA and other demonstrative business acumen.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strategic concepts derived from synthesizing multiple data analytics, and making appropriate business recommendations.
- Possess marketing acumen, problem solving capability, initiative, and creativity. Proficiency in reading financial statements, including annual and quarterly financial reports.
- Superior communication, interpersonal, negotiations, report writing, and presentation skills with the ability to influence others in multi-cultural and diverse teams while interacting with senior executives, consultants, and key decision-makers; able to effectively communicate with the technical/engineering community.
- Proficiency in utilizing appropriate project management techniques, with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects with a drive to obtain desired results.
- Prior experience supporting the automotive market from a commercial or technical perspective, is a plus.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Iselin
Function: ASPC - Audit, Strategic Planning, Consulting
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CC/S-Strategy and New Bus. Dev.

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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