BASF Product and Application Development Specialist in Tarrytown, New York

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Product and Application Development Specialist (1804239) – Tarrytown, NY

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a talented professional like you to lead project teams to identify and develop new products and data to support them, build relationships with new customers for those products, and advance BASF's technology reputation. In this position, you will play a vital role in delivering the innovation part of the Lubricant Additives Strategy.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational background in a scientific discipline and experience in a lab-based role, you will develop new lubricant component products by identifying performance capabilities and generating data to demonstrate the benefits. This will involve creatively looking at possible products, as well as testing to demonstrate performance.

  • As a role model, you will take responsibility as a mentor to coach less experienced colleagues.

  • Your proven experience with product launch and support throughout manufacturing scale-up is critical as you will be tasked to support new product launch processes by generating and compiling performance data packages to demonstrate specification performance. You will also take the lead in generating necessary data for technology transfer to production, regulatory compliance, and making launch presentations at industry events.

  • Successfully engaging inside and outside the business (specifically through Account Manager and other external interfaces), you will work to understand emerging customer and OEM performance needs in the market and how BASF can position itself to meet them.

  • Your strong commitment to quality and workplace safety is essential, as you will support Tarrytown lab operations with accountability for contributions to lab safety, equipment ownership and test quality assurance.

  • Collaborating effectively with Strategic Marketing and Innovation Management, you will contribute to the definition and prioritization of LOA product development initiatives and set timelines, budgets and performance targets.

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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: G-EVO/NT-Technical Services-60001330

Title: Product and Application Development Specialist

Location: NY-Tarrytown

Requisition ID: 1804239