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Strategic Pricing & Financial Analyst, Plastic Additives - Florham Park, NJ Job

Date: Aug 8, 2017

Location: Florham Park, NJ, US

Company: BASF

Strategic Pricing & Financial Analyst, Plastic Additives - Florham Park, NJ-1702910

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.

Description
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 Plastic Additives business unit within Performance Chemicals is seeking a Pricing & Financial Analyst who will be responsible for pricing analytics, as well as planning, reporting, and performance analysis for the region. The role will not only track & follow-up pricing process quality KPIs, but will also highlight problem areas requiring management attention, as well as making recommendations for resolution. Further, the analyst will support the development of pricing strategies through statistical and financial analysis. The frequent interaction with Product and Business Management will help in elevating the forecasting of the monthly and annual profit/loss position for Plastic Additives.

Strategic Pricing & Financial Analyst, Plastic Additives (1702910) – Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Support product management with detailed and actionable pricing statistics, analytics, and quality checks to identify critical areas for improvement and optimize profitability, including conformance to PMM guidelines and generation, tracking, and follow-up of Process KPIs for PMM.
- Prepare monthly profit/loss position, gathering/assembly of marketing, sales, and manufacturing data and forecasting the monthly and annual profit/loss position for Plastic Additives.
- Perform reviews and follow-ups of product management and sales requests for financial data, as well as review of profit and loss information in SAP, to investigate and coordinate the correction of major deviations from normal
- Develop and maintain pricing model to aid in proper asset utilization, highlighting where pricing can be optimized to improve profitability (e.g. via price growth or volume gain).
- Conduct competitive pricing analysis.
- Consolidate monthly forecasting, reporting, and annual planning for the transfer business.
- Track and follow-up of co-producer pricing for North America.
- Serve as point-of-contact for product management for Cobus & BOM Explorer.
- Analyze and improve consolidated margin master data quality (broken chains) to ensure business unit reporting is accurate.
- Assist in financial planning and budgeting process, monthly financial performance management, forecast, and business analysis for Americas Plastic Additives.
- Complete ad hoc projects and analysis as required to support the needs of the business

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 required in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in a controlling/finance/analytical position that includes Excel-based data analysis and focused attention-to-detail.
- Relevant experience in areas such as internal audit, sales price/volume/mix analysis, general ledger account analysis, cost center spending analysis (e.g., versus prior period, budget, trend), or cost accounting/product cost analysis.
- Strong hands-on computer skills: Excel & PowerPoint expertise; SAP and BW knowledge preferred.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills for all facets of interaction with Sales, Product Management, Customer Care, and Controlling.
- Ability to interpret various types of information to develop and present key data to management to aid in making business decisions.
- Demonstrated planning and follow-up skills and results focus, as well as demonstrated strong analytical skills.

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Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Function: CONT - Controlling
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals


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