BASF Product Manager - Care Chemicals - Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

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We are seeking a Product Manager to join our Care Chemical division at our Florham Park, NJ location. The BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaning agents’ industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, and UV filters. Super absorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets.

Further information is available at: www.care-chemicals.basf.com at http://www.care-chemicals.basf.com/ .

Product Manager (1700348) – Florham Park, NJ

As Product Manager for Care Chemicals in NA you will primarily focus on driving revenue and profit growth. Success is measured by effective business management of the existing product line and implementation of a profitable growth strategy in NA. This position has overall responsibility for P & L of assigned product groups for NA region.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Be responsible for P&L of assigned product groups for NA region

Margin Management

  • Responsible for the margin management of the assigned product line for NA

  • Ownership of pricing and overall pricing process

  • Ensure volume and value growth according to the budget and long-term strategic plan

  • Develop limit and target price as guidance for sales team

  • Cost and complexity optimization of related product group

  • Customer bids and contracts

  • Business planning and financial forecasting

  • Initiate activities to reduce costs from the system, including overall supply chain optimization

Growth

  • Joint sales calls with account managers to understand customer / market needs

  • Coordinate growth projects across business functions and/or divisions

  • Support Asset Manager to optimize domestic production and support volume growth

Product Group Strategy

  • Prepare product group strategy for NA in alignment with global strategy

  • Monitor competitive landscape and define actions to gain profitable market share

  • Interact with Marketing to identify unmet needs per market segments

  • Support Marketing in set up systems for new product introductions

  • Actively participate and decide on product related topics on supply chain, planning, quality, regulatory, product allocation, etc.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required. MBA preferred.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, organizational skills, and business acumen are required; Ability to work in a multitask environment while maintaining effective prioritization.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience, preferably in commercial / business roles such as sales, marketing, product management, or procurement.

  • Knowledge of pricing & planning processes and techniques, business planning methodology is essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.

  • Direct experience with customers preferred.

  • Experience in working in complex, interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams.

Job: MARK - Marketing

Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

Title: Product Manager - Care Chemicals - Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1700348