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BASF Application Technology Specialist - Tarrytown, NY in Tarrytown, New York

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Application Technology Specialist (2000638) – Tarrytown, NY

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the personal care technology group in North America. As the regional application technology specialist for personal care formulations within the Care Creations portfolio, you will be the lead formulator and work as the interface between technology, sales and marketing for our customers. In addition, you will be responsible for the maintenance of previously developed library of formulations in the areas of hair, body, skin, sun and oral care used as tools to promote the BASF personal care portfolio and ensure that samples are readily available. In this role, you will focus on customer needs and product concepts and act as the expert this area.

Formula for Success

· Leveraging your educational background in Chemistry, Biology, or a related field, and professional experience and expertise in the personal care industry, you will serve as lead formulator for customer projects, maintenance, scale-up and modification of existing formulas in the formulation library.

· Working together with technical service, you will be the key technical contact for regional customers, working to drive new business and sales in the personal care space, specifically but not limited to hair, body, skin, sun and oral care segments.

· Your knowledge and understanding of finished formulations in hair and skin care and the ability to create and re-create unique formulations that are trending with speed and efficiency will be essential as you understand the mechanism and interaction of emulsion, polymers, UV filters and surfactant technology in formulation and how they provide value to the hair and skin physiology.

· As a leader and role model, you will provide technical expertise and translate customer needs to action.

· Your strong background in formulation, project management and communication skills, along with the ability to present, will be a key responsibility of this role and needed to adhere to project scope.

· Your firm customer focus will be evident as you take the lead and manage formulation development of customer projects in close cooperation with cross-functional colleagues, including technical service, sales, and marketing. Direct customer interaction will be essential to achieving your goals.

· Demonstrating a strong understanding of personal care products, market, competitors, and scientific claim generation, you will provide solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

· Your proven competencies in analytical thinking, communication, entrepreneurship, and work management will come into play as you lead the development of regional technical concepts.

· Successfully working in a dynamic team environment across functions including sales, marketing, technology and product management, you will identify new business opportunities and initiatives and implement actions as they relate to new launches as well as post-launch needs.

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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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-EMN/PPT-Personal Care Dev / Technical Service-60000910

Title: Application Technology Specialist - Tarrytown, NY

Location: NY-Tarrytown

Requisition ID: 2000638

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