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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager


Job Field: CONT - Controlling
Location: Iselin, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1702563

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 Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will serve as a key member of the Catalyst global business controlling organization and is responsible for several key processes and analyses. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager (1702563) – Iselin, NJ Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Manage the budgeting and strategic path analysis process for the global business unit.
  • Lead the monthly forecasting process and associated consolidations for the global business unit, including supporting senior management reviews and analysis.
  • Prepare monthly commentary and analysis of the global division’s financial results.
  • Provide expertise, training, and solutions related to global systems (e.g., MARIS, COBUS, Market Profit).
  • Support various activities related to the Catalyst global controlling organization’s mission, including strategic planning and reporting processes
  • Perform economic evaluations, impairment testing, and strategic analysis related to CapEx and M&A.
  • Serve as a business partner by promoting long-term value creation with sound financial analysis and decision support.
  • Perform ad-hoc analyses in support of business unit requirements.
  • Lead market profit management process across the division.
  • Drive initiatives and lead teams associated with process improvement across scope of responsibilities.
  • Maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism while also implementing any required internal controls.

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 Finance, Accounting, or related discipline is required. A relevant technical degree (BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry) may be substituted, particularly if supported with subsequent academic qualification (MBA). Advanced degree is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years of financial analysis experience, ideally in a global, process-driven manufacturing company.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, as is the capability to provide meaningful insights while executing at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Familiarity with MS Office software, including expertise with Excel and PowerPoint, is essential.
  • Demonstrated capability to translate financial data simply into meaningful actions for operations to drive results.
  • Ability to challenge status quo collaboratively to drive and inspire progress.

Preferred Skills/Experiences:

  • Experience managing budgeting and financial statement forecasting processes is highly desirable.
  • Prior background in performing complex economic evaluations of significant business investments is preferable.
  • Project management experience is advantageous.
  • Significant experience using Excel pivot tables and associated functionality is preferable.
  • Familiarity with SAP, Tableau and financial reporting systems is advantageous.

BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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