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Technology Manager R&D, Construction Systems - Shakopee, MN Job

Date: May 3, 2017

Location: Shakopee, MN, US

Company: BASF

Technology Manager R&D, Construction Systems - Shakopee, MN-1700808

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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…

We have a great opportunity for a Technology Manager R&D - Construction Systems to join our team and manage the technical efforts relating to Construction Systems for the North American Construction Chemicals RBU.

This position requires international travel.

Technology Manager R&D, Construction Systems (1700808)

Formula for success. You will.....
- Participate actively in the strategy planning process by preparing and presenting technical information to include BASF and competitive information, market intelligence, out of the box thinking and innovative ideas. Ensure business strategy is effectively communicated and implemented throughout the Construction Systems technical organization. Actively support global strategic initiatives working with the business group. Actively support global initiatives and ensure the technical organization is a key driver in successful implementation of all business line initiatives.
- Represent the North American Construction Systems R&D community on the global Construction Systems Segment Portfolio Management Team.
- Direct activities in Product Development, Product research, Engineering, Product Technology, and Manufacturing support. Ensure product portfolio alignment with the business line strategies.
- Provide insight and guidance to Procurement on reducing raw material cost as well as product maintenance to meet customer needs and industry norms.
- Provide innovation ideation recourses to support customer creativity platforms. Develop product plans to present to customers and drive innovation.
- Manage financials of the Construction Systems R&D group. Submit requested information to the finance group for budgeting and planning.
- Communicate strategy and BL initiatives to the technical organization. Communicate on a regular basis within the Construction Systems Business Line to ensure the technical organization is working as a unified team. Communicate effectively and timely with HR to work through personnel issues. Communicate effectively with the technical organization regarding corporate processes.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
- Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
- Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
- Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
- Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
- Execute performance and career development discussions
- Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
- Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

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 related field (Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, etc.) required
- Minimum 10 years of R&D, product development and/or other relevant technical or scientific experience required
- Minimum 7 years of experience directly managing others within a technical environment required
- Experience working and collaborating with global colleagues on technical strategies, projects and issues.
- Experience managing financials including P&L statements, expense control, budgeting, etc.
- Experience in hiring, coaching & development and performance management
- Strong analytical skills
- Time management and organizational skills
- Conflict management skills

We also look for:
- Advanced degree (MS and/or PhD) strongly preferred

This position requires international travel.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Primary Location: US-MN-Shakopee
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals North America

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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