BASF Product Manager – Basecoats in Southfield, Michigan

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

Product Manager - Basecoats (1701610)

The Product Manager - Basecoat is a key part of the BASF North American Marketing Team for Automotive Refinish. This role works collaboratively with Sales, Market Sector Managers, Marketing, Technical, Supply Chain, Distribution, as well as customers to intimately understand and champion customer product needs. The purpose of this particular position is to manage all products that comprise the Refinish portfolio of Color Topcoats across all Refinish brands. Launching new products, driving product innovation through the PhaseGate process, product pricing, competitive product evaluations, and ensuring products are aligned with the brand and global product strategies are critical components of this role.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop and introduce products that fit into the Brand and Strategic Business Plans and are consistent with the Customer Value Propositions

  • Identify short and long term product portfolio needs to maintain a competitive advantage for BASF; work with the technical group to set priorities

  • Establish product pricing in accordance with company policies and procedures , maintaining market competitiveness

  • Work in conjunction with supply chain to provide monthly product forecast, ensure product availability, and manage any quality and/or production challenges

  • Initiating business cases and managing the PhaseGate process for new product development

  • Initiate product discontinuances procedures as part of a balanced portfolio

  • Identify competitive products to be tested against BASF product

  • Provide monthly reporting on product sales performance and profitability

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…

  • Bachelor Degree in a business or technical field with a Master's Degree preferred.

  • 5 years experience in a marketing, business, or technical role required. Experience in refinish automotive coatings technology or closely related field preferred.

  • Strong technical knowledge, customer focus, and business/financial acumen

  • Ability to function in a matrix corporate environment and lead cross-functional teams

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, with high attention to detail

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications with strong excel and strong presentation skills

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

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Job: MARK - Marketing

Organization: N-ECN-Coatings Solutions North America

Title: Product Manager – Basecoats

Location: MI-Southfield

Requisition ID: 1701610