BASF Assistant Product Manager in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Assistant Product Manager ( 1900776 )– Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

In your role as Assistant Product Manager, you will support, manage, and help direct product management activities for the global kaolin organization (EVI). As such, this position will work across a global organization in efforts to maximize growth, development and return on investment of the product portfolio.

Formulafor Success

  • Applying your projectmanagement skills, you will support and/or lead asset effectiveness andportfolio optimization projects which will aim to optimize profitability while leveragingproduction efficiencies.

  • Utilizing yourbusiness savvy and financial acumen, you will monitor key performanceindicators and identifying/recommending corrective actions. (e.g.product/portfolio profitability, freight reviews, pricing variance, pricingvolume curves).

  • Leveraging your education in a business or a technical field, you will Drive contract life-cyclemanagement to help facilitate risk management and optimize margins bymonitoring contract trigger points (natural gas settlement, priceadjustment mechanisms, freight, etc.). An advanced degree will beconsidered an asset.

  • Your knowledge and experiencein product management, sales, marketing, or similar, will be vital as you lead global harmonization of utilizationof PMM: pricing execution, and pricing process(es). Additionally, you willprovide guidance and support to sales for pricing execution and resolutionof pricing discrepancies.,

  • Leveraging your priorexperience with Pricing and Margin Management (PMM), you will lead/coordinate globalefforts while maintaining key accountability for Americas pricing records andpublishing quarterly/monthly formula pricing for select Industrial and Paperaccounts

  • Your strong problem-solving,communication, and organizational skills will be essential as you engagecross-functionally (e.g.manufacturing,sales, supply chain, customer care) and across regions (Americas, EMEA, AsiaPacific) within a face-paced dynamic environment

  • You will successfully driveefforts to further customer relationships though collaboration with sales byresolving customer issues/request (e.g. EHS, freight rates, quality) and thoughmonthly product management publications to sales and channel partners.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What WeOffer 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: MARK - Marketing

Organization: EVI/KB-Global Kaolin Product Mgmt-63003002

Title: Assistant Product Manager

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1900776