BASF Senior New Business Manager - Industry Foresight (m/f) in Ludwigshafen, Germany


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

DepartmentDescriptionBASF New Business GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. Its mission is to open up new areas of business for BASF that are beyond the current BASF Group portfolio. We have offices in Germany (Ludwigshafen), the United States, China, Korea, and Japan.

Learn more about BASF New Business GmbH at New Business Manager - Industry Foresight (m/f)RequirementDescription

  • You have successfully completed your degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or similar course of studies and have worked at one of the top management consultancies.

  • A track record in innovation management is highly appreciated as well as experience in identifying start-ups and innovative small- and medium-sized companies.

  • You are very self-directed and have expert knowledge in project management and business management or marketing.

  • In conversations and presentations you are able to demonstrate your communication skills in both German and English and you are passionate about bringing in your creativity in a team.

  • You have excellent analytic and strategic skills and you are able to cope with situations containing a high level of ambiguity.

  • If you are highly motivated to push things further, our company is your place to be!

TaskDescriptionBASF New Business GmbH is building up growth fields, i. e. new business areas besides BASF´s current portfolio.

  • One of your major tasks will be the systematic exploration and scouting of industries (customers, competitors, technologies) for (bio-)chemical innovation opportunities new to BASF.

  • Focus industries are among others agriculture, nutrition and health.

  • You will lead industry projects as well as contribute to the further development of the innovation management concept.

  • It will be up to you to cooperate strongly with the BASF innovation community and to make use of external consultants, market and technology experts.

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