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BASF Technical Manager Application Technology (m/f/d) in Düsseldorf, Germany

Job Field : Applications Technology

Location : Düsseldorf,DEU

Company : BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Job ID : EN57956154ONLE2

Moisturizing creams, mild shampoos, strong styling gels, glossy lipsticks and protective sunscreens - all of these products contain ingredients made by BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, a BASF subsidiary. Using natural, renewable raw materials, we develop and produce a large range of ingredients for the personal care sector.

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Nourishing lotions, mild shampoos, protective sunscreens. Gentle, environmentally friendly detergents and high-performance household and industrial cleaners - all these products contain ingredients made by our Care Chemicals division. We collaborate with our customers worldwide to develop innovative solutions which appeal to end-users - more and more based on natural and sustainably sourced raw materials.

What you can expect

Our unit Application Technology & Technical Service EMEA is responsible for the technical activities with our Personal Care customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • You will lead and manage the Application Technology Laboratory for shampoo and body wash in Düsseldorf and lead functionally the Personal Care lab in Cheadle, UK.

  • With your expertise in Personal Care you will be responsible for the development of formulation concepts and the technical customer service including problem solving for our customers in DACH, UK and Scandinavia in hair care and body wash.

  • Your lab also develops and provides formula samples/prototypes for the launch of new BASF products, formulations concepts and events.

  • You will actively participate in the triangle teams for DACH and UK together with Marketing as well as Sales and initiate as well as lead formulation projects for customers in alignment with Sales and Operative Marketing (triangle team).

What we expect

  • After successfully completing your master's degree or diploma in chemistry, cosmetics or food science, you have several years of experience in lab management.

  • You have a high level of application and formulation expertise in the development of personal care products, especially hair care and body wash, as well as a sound understanding of the needs of Western European consumers for cosmetics.

  • You are familiar with the MS Office applications.

  • With your strong communication skills you will convince your audience fluently in English and preferably in German as well.

  • You are willing to travel regularly across Europe.

We offer

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

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

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