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BASF Senior Business Analyst in Calgary, Alberta


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!

Senior Business Analyst - (1900928)

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Senior Business Analyst position reports to the Business Controller Agricultural Solutions in Canada and has close interaction and ongoing dialogue with marketing, sales and related functions in the Agricultural Solutions in Canada and North America as well as the local BASF organization. The collaboration will be on the forecasting, budgeting and reporting processes as well as financial analyses and key initiatives, complemented by decision support to the Business Controller and securing that internal processes will meet all compliance requirements.

  • Monthly reporting of a business combining crop protection, seed and seed solutions to growers with annual sales exceeding CAD1bn, complemented by ad-hoc reporting as necessary to support the business needs, enabling the steering of the whole Canadian business

  • Your strong proficiency in financial analysis will be a valued asset as you consolidate monthly forecasting process and the annual budgeting process

  • Manage, report and maintain the development of the customer accrual accounts together with sales and customer solutions team as well as involvement in customer incentive related processes

  • With your strong financial and accounting experience you champion continuous improvement and simplification of existing processes, which will meet all compliance requirements, as well as clarity and transparency of the business development

  • Understanding and analyzing trends, changes, developments and its impact on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from local legal entity and globally consolidated market view perspective with the need to bridge both views on the financial development, considering the information needs of all stakeholders

  • Strengthen the Value Based Management in the combined crop protection, seed and seed solutions business and train all members of the organization to identify and realize their contribution to the defined KPIs

  • Performs special assignments as requested

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.

Formula for Success

  • Bachelors degree in BA, MBA or professional designation preferred

  • Minimum 5 -10 years experience with marketing analysis and sales data analysis

  • Minimum 5 – 10 years experience with relational data warehouse reporting

  • High level proficiency in SAP, Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Motivated, positive, self-starter who works very efficiently and independently with minimal direction or guidance on routine matters.

  • Detailed oriented and pushes organization to find root cause of issues to recommend solutions to improve business performance

  • Able to process and analyse multiple data sources and provide recommendations on the findings

  • Strong communication, business acumen, analytical thinking and financial skills

Job: CONT - Controlling

Organization: N-APN/F-Ag Products N. America-63000109

Title: Senior Business Analyst

Location: CAN-AB-Calgary

Requisition ID: 1900928