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Associate Product Manager


Job Field: MARK - Marketing
Location: Florham Park, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704359

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… Reporting to the Global Product Manager, you will represent the Plastic Additives regional business as the key interface with sales, customer care, supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, R&D, product stewardship and legal to successfully deliver business plan targets for the UV Absorbers, Flame Retardants and other Plastic Additives products in North America. Associate Product Manager (1704359) – Florham Park, NJ Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Hold responsibility for regional development, implementation and management of Strategic Business Unit (SBU) strategies for the product portfolio (i.e., product positioning, business plan development).
  • Oversee regional product pricing and margin management (i.e., pricing strategy, costs analysis, budget planning).
  • Understand the regional market structure's economics, growth, trends, opportunities, value chain, customers, and competitive environment.
  • Guide the sales force relative to product pricing and positioning, contract negotiations, competitive/market information, crisis management, product allocation, and customer communications to align with SBU/product strategies.
  • Represent North American interests for product portfolio in global SBU teams, Global Operations Meeting (GOP), Regional Demand Validation Meeting, and Regional Sales Meetings.
  • Actively drive continuous improvements of cost, production, quality, supply chain, and service levels focused on competitiveness, financial performance, and operational excellence of North American assets.
  • Manage regional product portfolio, including launching, repositioning, quality, packaging, Management of Change (MOC), and withdrawal.
  • Coordinate with supply chain for operational strategies relative to demand planning, asset utilization, product allocation, shortage management, and inventory management.

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 Chemistry, Engineering, Business Management, or a related discipline; advanced degree (e.g. MBA) is a plus.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Product Management, Marketing, Price Management, Controlling, Financial Management, or related work experience in a commercial/externally focused work environment.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to financial, market, and data analysis
  • Strong data analysis skills relative to creation, use, and continuous improvement of financial and operational tools to support role responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, influencing, and networking skills for use in internal and external environments.
  • Excellent communication, reporting, and presentation skills.
  • Strong skills relative to project coordination, time management, multi-tasking, and delivering on commitments.
  • Experience in the Polymer industry, Additive technologies, and/or Light Stabilizer applications is advantageous
  • Experience in developing and implementing business strategies.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Manager, Business Manager, MBA, Management, Customer Service

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