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BASF Communications Director in Beachwood, Ohio

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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Communications Director (1903237) – Beachwood, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Communications Director for Construction Chemicals, Americas will be responsible for leading the overall communication function for the region. This individual will lead a team of diversely skilled communication professionals with administrative and functional reporting responsibility and will organize and manage group activities to ensure alignment with business priorities.

Formula for Success

  • Active member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Regional Business Unit (RBU), responsible for developing and implementing cohesive internal and external communications strategies and plans that strengthen our brand identity.

  • Active member of global communications team, responsible for cascading global strategies and initiatives into the Americas region.

  • Ensure that all collateral enhances the organization’s brand image.

  • Monitor, measure and continuously improve website traffic, social media engagement, digital marketing efforts, and overall online presence.

  • Manage, plan and coordinate large customer events, tradeshows, and business conferences.

  • Support senior executive’s strategic messaging by developing and delivering high quality content through internal channels such as intranet sites, newsletters and Town Hall presentations.

  • Build and maintain media relationships and serve as liaison between media outlets and Construction Chemicals business.

  • Develop budgets, policies and procedures to support the function.

  • BA or BS degree in marketing, communications or related field and minimum 8 years of experience in marketing communications with 3 years of experience leading people or teams.

  • Proven knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to quickly learn, the Construction Chemicals businesses.

  • Experience managing outside agencies and vendors

  • Exceptional written, verbal, analytical and presentation skills

  • Strong project management skills; a self-starter with ability to establish and meet deadlines, to work effectively under pressure and to handle a heavy workload

  • Proven understanding of effective digital marketing strategies

  • Leadership through ownership/responsibility for core tasks, results and deadline orientation

  • Cost control/budget management

  • Source of new initiatives (including technology based); advocate for creative solutions

  • Continuous improvement mind-set and focus

  • A team player with a personal reputation for integrity and "above reproach" ethics.

  • Successful interaction with all levels of management, customers, suppliers, and media.

Leadership Expectations:

As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: PRCO - Public Relations, Communication & Government Affairs

Organization: N-EBN/M-Marketing Communications-60000124

Title: Communications Director

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1903237