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Director, Analytics North America - Wyandotte, MI or Tarrytown, NY


Job Field: REDE - Research & Development
Location: Wyandotte, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704011

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. Where the Chemistry Happens… The Director, Analytics North America (NA), is responsible for the management and further development of the Competence Center Analytical Chemistry NA at BASF Corporation sites in Wyandotte, MI and Tarrytown, NY, which serve all business and research units that require support and technical expertise in modern analytical chemistry. In this role, you will manage all scientific, operational, and technical activities of the unit as line manager approximately 40 full-time employees. In addition, you will work to further the technical and operational development of BASF NA’s analytical chemistry capabilities in collaboration with the Global Competence Center Analytics, and in partnership with top university and industry partners. You also will be responsible for all operational and strategic development activities, procedures, and processes in the group, including continuous improvement initiatives. Optimization of internal and external processes with respect to “Quality–Turnaround Time–Cost” will be a key duty and responsibility, as well as actively promoting the group’s products and services. Director, Analytics NA (1704011) – Wyandotte, MI Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead and support a team of up to 40 employees, including researchers and technicians, in the strategic development of new product and technology innovations.
  • Leverage your knowledge of BASF’s organization and its research project portfolio to understand complex business, technical, and operational landscapes to build meaningful relationships with commercial and technical business partners.
  • Successfully balance resources against shifting priorities through executing research and capital plans within time and resource constraints.
  • Demonstrate your event planning strengths by promoting the use of modern analytical techniques and methods at key technology exchange events with input from BASF technical and science staff.
  • Using your high level of autonomy and decision-making responsibilities, you will influence and negotiate with key internal and external colleagues, as well as manage and resolve challenging situations including, but not limited to, contracts, intellectual property, budgets, and schedules.

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…

  • Your Ph.D. in Chemistry (preferably in Analytical Chemistry), along with your proven record of leading large, cross-functional laboratory teams, will be leveraged to quickly and effectively address BASF’s research, operational, and customer needs.
  • Using your strong project management skills, you will set up and lead teams in R&D and regulatory-controlled markets and environments.
  • Your communication and interpersonal skills will prove effective in managing external collaborations, including intellectual property rights, licensing, and legal contracts with public and private partners.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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