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

Senior New Business Manager - Industry Foresight (m/f)

Job Field:General Management

Location:Ludwigshafen, DE

Company:BASF New Business GmbH

Job Type:Permanent

Job ID:EN56170528ONLE6

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF 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.

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What you can expect

BASF 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 energy & resources, transportation, agriculture and nutrition.

  • 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.

What we expect

  • 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!

We offer

  • 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.

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