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Business Development Manager/Market Development Specialist-1703300

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 Business Development Manager/Specialist is responsible for challenging, strengthening, and converting new opportunities into sustainable profitable business. This position will emphasize development of strategies and preliminary business cases that support the BASF Monomers business for MDI in the construction industry.

Business Development Manager/Market Development Specialist (1703300) - Wyandotte, MI

Candidates considering this challenging role will be expected to highlight the following technical competencies:

Project Management - executing to plan and meeting deadlines in the face of ambiguity; defines mile-stones and decision points that allow periodic review when gaining more information throughout the project.

Strategy Development - leveraging intelligence, pre-selling ideas, and forming a practice around the development of sound business strategy (e.g., technology requirements, investment, partnerships, and new business models).

Innovation Strategy and Pipeline Management - aligning with the business unit strategic imperatives, establishing the sources for product development growth, reconciling with the current project pipeline, and follow-through on gap-filling measures.

Strategic IP Management - evaluating the patents, trade secrets, and copyright portfolio of a business and assessing its exposure to risk related to competitiveness.

Technology Scouting - applying a deep understanding of the functional characteristics of the offering to a new opportunity to assess the technical barriers/efficacy.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Be responsible for marketing and business development efforts in wood binder and other technologies supporting the construction industry
- Lead without direct authority through demonstrating skills in being clear and honest to garner support before work is required of extended team members
- Serve as Marketing Lead for communication strategy in the construction space.
- Function as Tech Scout for new opportunities involving MDI and TDI technology.
- Identify new business ideas and opportunities to fill the innovation pipeline.
- Manage high-value development projects through the phase-gate process and work closely with R&D colleagues to focus/drive development projects.
- Lead new product introduction, including product trials as well as external communications related to market penetration.

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 or business discipline and 7 years of experience OR Masters degree with 5 years of experience OR PhD with 2 years of experience is required(e.g, Chemistry, Engineering, or Marketing)

- Bachelor's degree with 10 years of experience OR Masters degree with 8 years of experience OR PhD with 5 years of experience preferred.

- Experience in Sales, Marketing, Finance, or a technical field required.
- Excellent communication skills are a must. Oral, written, and presentation skills are key to success
- Strategic thinker with strong business acumen, entrepreneurial acting (with organizational awareness) is critical.
- Solid people skills, particularly in working with customers and internal colleagues.
- Knowledge in MDI/TDI chemistry is a plus.
- Wood binder experience is desired.
- Phase-gate experience preferred

- Must be willing to travel up to 30%.

Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: MARK - Marketing
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CMN-Monomers NA

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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