BASF Global Product Manager- Light Stabilizers (Plastic Additives); Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

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We are seeking a Global Product Manager, Light Stabilizers, to join our team.

Global Product Manager (1700089)

You will be responsible for the management of UVAs, Flame Retardants and other Plastic Additives globally and in North America, regionally. You will have full P&L accountability for the afore mentioned product main groups and will be tasked with defining related SBU (Light Stabilizers) and product strategies.

Formula for Success: You Will…

SBU Strategy Development

  • Develop, implement and monitor the respective main-group/ product strategies in line with global SBU strategy. Define corrective measures where required
  • Guide and challenge industry segment managers in development of industry segment strategies
  • Guide and challenge account managers in development of customer strategies
  • Support strategic projects in terms of commercial evaluation
  • Price management

Price Management

  • Ensure volume and value growth according to the budget and long-term strategic plan
  • Develop global price guidelines & landed cost development forecast
  • Provide global limit and regional base price. Approve deviations of regional base price outside the defined bands

Global Optimization of Cost of Supply

  • Define and optimize global product strategy (make to stock or make to order)
  • Allocate and manage volumes in shortage periods as well as products under declaration of “force majeure”
  • Monitor asset utilization and drive inventory optimization for assigned product group and respective production sites in all regions
  • Define global co-manufacturing (make-or-buy) and tolling strategy for defined product range. Interact with tollers
  • Manage product transitions from one site to another
  • Support restructuring and investment projects for defined product range

Product portfolio management

  • Analyze the respective portfolio, coordinate and initiate required actions, e.g. pruning
  • Assure compliance (liaise with PS&R) and quality for the product portfolio (in framework of NCM and MOC process)
  • Ensure consistent business case development of innovation projects
  • Develop positioning of new products in light of the global portfolio strategy and re/position existing products in the portfolio. Approve product market introduction (with input from IPM)
  • Define competitive positioning of current and new products in the portfolio
  • Assure the product availability for the launch preparation of a new product

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Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • BA/BS required.Preferably in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or business related field. MBA preferred
  • 5 years' industrial experience, thereof 3 years in Product Management, Marketing or other Business roles
  • Good industry relevant (Plastics) knowledge desired
  • Demonstrated leadership skill without functional or disciplinary direct reports. Able to manage multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
  • Highly proficient in process and project management
  • Demonstrated competence in strategic thinking combined with strong analytical skills

Also desired…

  • Good knowledge of Plastics Additives industry and market environment.

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Organization: N-EVP-Performance Chemicals

Title: Global Product Manager- Light Stabilizers (Plastic Additives); Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1700089