BASF Global Portfolio Planner in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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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!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Global R&D Project Management Office (PMO) is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed, and enthusiastic Global Portfolio Planner to work in our RTP, NC site.

Formula for Success: You will…

As a member of the Global R&D Project Management Office (PMO), you will have two main tasks.

  • The first main task is to guide, together with relevant stakeholders in marketing, technical development, formulation, regulatory and controlling, the R&D planning processes of global Professional & Specialty Solutions (P&SS), APN and Herbicide Tolerant Crops projects and acting as the key contact between them and the Global Marketing (APM) with respect to portfolio planning. You will prepare and follow up on decisions and review meetings by analysis of business cases and respective influencing factors, e.g. managing the service providers resources. You will work closely with several Project Managers at any one time and will specifically influence and challenge the project teams to ensure that project decision data are of the required quality, accuracy and timeliness for project decision processes. You will also provide reports and tools to enhance transparency for business decisions on a sustainable basis.

  • The second main task is to contribute as a Core Team Member of Development Project(s) to the success of assigned project(s) by taking over the Planning and Controlling role. You will support, but also challenge the Project Leader and Project Team to optimize project planning, track project milestones, prioritize activities, stay in budget and timeline, and to update regularly project parameters. You will also ensure sound and reliable data basis for management decision and knowledge transfer across project teams by leveraging experiences from debriefings and lessons learned.

  • Additional tasks: Be the first contact for training on planning tools for units located in RTP (e.g. APD). Contribute by taking the lead or being a core team member for specific Global R&D Project Management Office activities as defined.

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:

BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • PhD with 2 years’ experience in science or business administration OR MS with 4 years’ experience in science or business administration OR BS with 6 years’ experience in science or business administration.

  • Minimum of 3 years scientific or agriculture/chemical related work experience, working in an R&D based company or organization

  • Project planning, management, and / or controlling experience

  • IT skills [Advanced MS Office]

We Also Look For…

  • Agronomy and / or Agribusiness experience

  • Project Management Office experience

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: (AP)-Crop Protection

Title: Global Portfolio Planner

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 1801790