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New Markets and Products Development Director - Wyandotte, MI Job

Date: Sep 8, 2017

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

New Markets and Products Development Director - Wyandotte, MI-1703494

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…

We are seeking a New Markets and Products Development Director to be based out of our Wyandotte, MI facility.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Leveraging your global leadership expertise, you will:
- Own and manage the R&D New Business Development (NBD) process, innovation projects, and pipeline portfolio of a $2 billion Business Unit (specialty formulated products). Partner with the Global Business Team to prioritize and manage projects cross-regionally.
- Lead Innovation Management (including Intellectual Property and Trainings) as well as Product Development and Product Development Services.
- Coach, develop and manage a large team of 80+ people across different locations.
- Spend time building strong relationships across various cultures and locations, with strategic customers, universities, industry leaders and Global Business Teams, business management, and Research & Development to determine business priorities and further our innovative and competitive advantage.
- Strategically translate industry knowledge and insights into compelling R&D strategies for BASF.
- Manage and monitor operational and financial metrics, including R&D budget for Performance Materials Business Unit, NBD, progress of innovation projects and time-to-market, speed of execution in sample processing, NPV, ECV, vitality index.

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…

You will use your Chemistry or Polymer Science PhD & deep R&D experience to conceive new projects/programs and set a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the business. This includes tapping into your project management and change management skills to lead complex projects and set technical/process directions that have long-term strategic impact. Your travel time could range from 20-40% on average.

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-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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