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BASF Global Head of Organization Excellence - Virtual in Iselin, New Jersey

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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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Global Head of Organization Excellence (1902365) – Iselin, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

Under the leadership of the Global Director of HR & Communications, you will be instrumental to support the execution of our corporate and Catalysts (CC) strategy by developing an empowering, diverse and inclusive culture. Equally critical for this role is to architect ways to ensure that the organization has the right capabilities to win in the marketplace, connecting great culture to a great customer experience, through empowered teams, agile mindset and ways of working.

As a thought leader, you will continue to refine our philosophy and guiding principles regarding how we build skills and capabilities to drive future growth. As a change agent, you will drive critical development initiatives globally. Finally, as a key influencer, you will need to create and sustain key relationships within a complex work environment, build credibility through demonstrated expertise in the areas of organizational effectiveness and culture, having the vision and tenacity to deliver real change.

This role is responsible for developing and executing a cohesive CC vision and strategy for culture development.

You will use your skills and education to:

  • Develop a cohesive strategy and roadmap for Culture and Org Capability, including Org Dev and Effectiveness, Change Management & Transformation, delivering solutions that accelerate critical capabilities and skills for the organization to support the business strategy and drive performance.

  • Ensure alignment of programs and initiatives developed across the talent spectrum, connecting Leadership Excellence and Development to Culture and Org Capability,

  • Serve as a thought leader and a change agent, playing an active role consulting and driving the enterprise agenda for the respective

  • Engage with senior leaders and other key stakeholders across the organization to influence and gain buy-in on the vision and solutions in the areas Culture & Org Capability

  • Utilize internal and external network to identify innovative solutions and the best means for integrating those solutions into the organization in a clear, effective manner.

  • Track and manage the overall efficiency and effectiveness of solutions within the scope of the team.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Business or related fields; Advanced degree preferred

  • 8 years of related HR experience

  • Developed, implemented and evaluated Culture change initiatives in a large, complex global work environment (multiple business units and geographies with global considerations).

  • Led large-scale change initiatives within a complex business environment with multiple key diverse stakeholders, both from HR and the business.

  • Integrated transformational solutions across the enterprise to respond to business needs and demands.

  • Strong Communications and Listening skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including Collaboration

  • Ability to influence without authority, leveraging organizational insight and savvy

  • Ability to interface with various levels of management, including challenging the status quo where necessary

  • Strong coaching and negotiating skills

  • Demonstrating effective leadership in ambiguous and complex situations

  • Inspirational Leadership

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: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: CC/H-NTH-Human Resources Catalysts-60000035

Title: Global Head of Organization Excellence - Virtual

Location: NJ-Iselin

Requisition ID: 1902365