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Business Applications Manager Job

Date: Apr 6, 2018

Location: Attapulgus, GA, US

Company: BASF

Business Applications Manager-1801573

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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Business Applications Specialist is responsible for managing and coordinating multiple programs and applications within the CCP/R business. S/he would be involved in system analysis, testing, debugging, training, and implementation of systems as dictated by company projects. This will also require transfer of data from existing Lotus Notes databases and Excel-based tools to integrated systems able to meet business needs effectively. In addition, any existing information from the previously used tools must be migrated to new applications that have been deemed suitable for historical reference. This role will also be responsible for ongoing continuous improvement of existing applications within CCP/R, and will work closely with key members from the business to troubleshoot issues, identify needs, and deploy upgrades where applicable. The Specialist will work closely with IT and members of the commercial organization of CCP/R including Technology, Sales, Supply Chain, Customer Care, Controlling, and Product Management.

Business Applications Manager (1801573) – Attapulgus, GA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Migrate existing data sources to more current applications that fit the business needs. Work with the business to identify applications or tools requiring migration. Help to identify areas of potential improvement in the areas of knowledge management, retention, and workflow processes. Multiple applications may need to be identified to suit the business needs. Provide recommendations for migration with respect to existing framework.
- Be responsible for rolling out new applications to the global team where applicable. Coordinate training sessions and help key users to use the tools and apply them to their current position. Set up new accounts and onboard new staff.
- Maintain continuous improvement of existing applications such as Refinery Profile, Refinery Returns, Lynks, CRM, and SharePoint. Identify and troubleshoot errors within these systems and serve as a liaison between the business and IT to resolve any potential issues. Work with IT to implement upgrades where applicable to any modules, and be responsible for user acceptance testing to ensure successful deployments of these updates when necessary.
- Be responsible for ongoing maintenance of applications to keep data current within all applications.
- Meet key milestones for application roll-out and provide updates to members of the leadership team on a frequent basis to communicate current timelines and path forward.

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 Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field; in lieu of degree, equivalent professional experience will be considered.
- Background in refining catalysts is a plus.
- Programming knowledge in Microsoft database applications preferred.
- SAP experience and knowledge desired.
- Self-motivated and capable of learning the CCP/R business and its existing applications quickly.
- Experience and proven record in successfully working with cross-functional teams to achieve key project and business objectives.
- Ability to identify gaps and needs to meet key business/project objectives, and work with teams to develop key tasks milestone/project plans, and implement those plans.
- Superior communication, interpersonal, influencing, and presentation skills, with the ability to interact with key decision-makers.
- Ability to work with others from a wide range of backgrounds/functions in a team format. Excellent listening skills, ability to foster the environment of creativity/openness to new ideas, and enable resolution of issues while preserving team effectiveness.

Primary Location: US-GA-Attapulgus
Other Locations: US-TX-Houston, US-NJ-Iselin
Function: INMA - Information Management
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: CC-Catalysts

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