BASF Senior Manager (m/f/d) Strategic Innovation Foresight in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : General Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF New Business GmbH

Job ID : EN57271224ONLE4

BASF New Business GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. Its mission is to open up new areas of business for BASF that are beyond the current BASF Group portfolio. We have offices in Germany (Ludwigshafen), the United States, China, Korea, and Japan.

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What you can expect

BASF New Business GmbH is building up new business beyond core. "Beyond core" means attractive new markets based on new technologies and adapted business models. This is your opportunity to change the world.

  • You have the chance to solve major global challenges as sustainable energy supply or the future of human nutrition.

  • Your role is to systematically scout markets and technologies for sustainable (bio-/) chemical innovation opportunities outside the current product portfolio.

  • Current ideas e.g. comprise 3-D-printing materials, disease prevention in aquaculture or biological crop protection. Focus industries are among others Nutrition, Consumer Goods, Energy & Resources, Transportation and Construction.

  • You will plan and lead industry projects with external management consultants and global experts, and the huge BASF innovation community. Furthermore, you will work together in a team with highly skilled former management consultants and BASF scouts.

What we expect

  • You have successfully completed your degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, business administration or similar course of studies and have worked in top management consulting.

  • A proven affinity to new technologies, readiness to understand and assess complex systems as well as a track record in innovation management and experience in identifying start-ups and innovative small- and medium-sized companies is highly appreciated.

  • You are very self-directed and have expert knowledge in project management. You also have an interest in business management and to evaluate technologies.

  • In conversations and presentations, you are able to demonstrate your communication skills in English and you are passionate about bringing in your creativity in the team. Additionally, you already have German language skills or are willing to learn.

  • You have excellent analytic and strategic skills and you are able to cope with situations containing a high level of ambiguity.

  • If you are highly motivated to push things further and shape the future our company is your place to be.

We offer

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

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