BASF Senior Global Performance Analyst in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Global Performance Management team (APT/P) within BASF Crop Protection is an integral part of Global Operations. APT/P is responsible for defining, establishing, and reporting cost and efficiency related targets and KPIs for the global manufacturing plants within BASF’s Crop Protection Division. APT/P enables intelligent and transparent financial decision making through conceptual analysis with a global focus as well as integration of global tools and systems.

The Global Performance Management Team is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed, and enthusiastic candidate with excellent analytical and data management skills as a Senior Global Performance Analyst.

Senior Global Performance Analyst – 1801527 – RTP, NC

Formula for Success: You will…

The incumbent will report to the Head of Performance Management Americas in RTP (North Carolina) and will provide financial expertise to support active ingredient and formulation manufacturing globally. Responsibilities include steering the target setting process, supporting the APT and all regional manufacturing strategies, modeling and analysis for predicting future cost developments, development and maintenance of the APT performance KPI's, investment and business case evaluations, and driving and supporting global performance improvement projects.

Further responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support all functions within Global Operations in obtaining and analyzing financial and operational information for sound decision making.

  • Lead discussions across functions and regions. Coordination with multiple stakeholders within Global Operations and BASF central units (Global Technology, Procurement, Global Supply Chain, Global and Regional Marketing, Manufacturing).

  • Perform financial analyses for capital investments, develop holistic financial business cases to support Global Marketing, Sourcing or Manufacturing decisions (e.g. make vs. buy, buy vs. lease or global manufacturing site benchmarking)

  • Identify and analyze problems, inefficiencies and opportunities. Report these and make proposals for improvements

  • Forecast and model cost of goods manufactured for active ingredients and formulations

  • Drive innovation by developing and maintaining systems and tools for data availability and advanced analysis

  • Monitor closely Global Operations’ manufacturing performance and indicate deviations from budget with early warnings.

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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…

All activities require a mix of strategic and operational methodologies. However, a strong ability for conceptual, analytical, and strategic thinking is a mandatory requirement for the Senior Global Performance Analyst. The incumbent must be able to apply a deep knowledge of financial concepts to the complex environment of manufacturing processes and within a multinational organization.

The position requires the ability to develop new, original and creative solutions and will plan many activities without direct interaction or direction from the Manager.

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field. Masters or MBA preferred

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a financial analyst position is required with a Bachelor (minimum 8 years of experience with Masters or MBA)

  • Background in controlling / finance with experience in manufacturing operations

  • Excellent knowledge of dynamic economic evaluation methods

  • Strong sense of innovation, comfortable with change management and able to identify process enhancement opportunities along the value chain of chemical manufacturing

  • Ability to influence and convince manufacturing colleagues at the various sites of the validity of stretch targets and goals

  • Excellent knowledge of data systems and experience conducting data analysis. Additional experience in advanced data analytical tools is strongly preferred

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with international colleagues on the Global Operations team and with site controllers on four continents proven by a track record of international exposure

  • Proficiency in SAP, Analysis Office, MS Excel and PowerPoint

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Senior Global Performance Analyst

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 1801527