BASF Supply Chain Manager I - APN Affiliate Business Management 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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are currently seeking a Supply Chain Manager I - APN Affiliate Business Management to join the Agricultural Solutions business (AP) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Supply Chain Manager I - APN Affiliate Business Management (1801011) – RTP, NC

The Affiliate Business Lead will be part of the APN/P Regional Operations Department, reporting to the APN Demand Manager. This position will be responsible for managing the formulated product export business of AP North America, and the associated integration linking business strategy to supply chain processes. A core component will be working closely with affiliates and regional offices to ensure business and supply chain alignment. The ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with stakeholders of many different functions, backgrounds, and organizational levels will be a key to success. This role will also play a key role in supporting Supply Chain Excellence within operations, contributing to overall supply chain improvements for APN.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the primary Supply Chain liaison between APN functional groups within Supply Chain / Operations with 50 affiliates / 3 regional offices. Relay accurate and timely information on inquiries regarding product availability and forecast changes to help stakeholders make well-informed decision.

  • Define, lead or participate in supply chain excellence projects targeted to specific opportunities, such as Strategy 2025 initiatives, APN operations strategy initiatives, continuous improvement, and AP global initiatives – providing improved efficiency and effectiveness within the supply chain community.

  • Coach and develop staff of 4 to meet ongoing and changing business dynamics.

  • Analyze short, mid and long-term affiliate demands by collecting and monitoring business forecasts for APN-sourced finished goods. Develop APN's export financial forecast on a monthly basis.

  • Function as gatekeeper for new affiliate product requests and for assessments of fit within APN operations. Manage the product portfolio with global marketing groups for APN exported products.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential.

  • Support development assignments and movement of talent across units.

  • Motivate and challenge to drive high performance.

  • Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally.

  • Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity.

  • Execute performance and career development discussions.

  • Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy.

  • Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • BS/BA Degree

  • Minimum 10 years business experience in commercial functions and/or Supply Chain

  • Strong business acumen

  • Strong leadership skills to manage and develop direct report(s) and teams

  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills to foster respect and teamwork within the Supply Chain, commercial teams and other internal/ external partners.

  • Strong internal and external customer focus, strategic thinker, able to negotiate between conflicting priorities and requests.

  • Ability to multi-task, project management skills, ability to deal with conflicting deadlines and priorities.

  • Excellent analytical and planning skills, with a keen understanding of the data needed to support decision making, and the entrepreneurial drive to make those decisions.

  • Comfortable with change management and able to identify process enhancement opportunities.

We Also Look For…

  • Degree in business, marketing, finance, international studies is a plus.

  • Experience working with international suppliers/customers is a plus.

  • Experience with ERP/SAP is a plus.

  • Strong Excel skills are a plus.

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

Job: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Supply Chain Manager I - APN Affiliate Business Management

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 1801011