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BASF Leadership Development Program (LDP) - MBA Class of 2021 in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Leadership Development Program (LDP) – MBA Class of 2021

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network. Engage your passion for challenge. Apply for the BASF MBA Leadership Development Program!

Program Summary:


  • As a highly motivated rising graduate, you will participate in a 24-month cross-functional program with rotations in various areas within the organization, consisting of functional and business group assignments

  • Your ability to be mobile will be critical, as this program is comprised of three domestic six-month assignments, all in separate locations, and one six-month international assignment

  • Successfully engaging across the business, your projects will include preparing operational plans, new business development, implementing strategy, acquisitions, and divestitures

  • Upon your completion of the program, you may be offered direct placement within the organization in a variety of disciplines in general management

  • Potential start dates are June and August of 2021

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.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through planned assignments

  • Development of your technical expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF

  • A comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award winning flexible work arrangement and a competitive retirement savings plan

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Formula for Success:

  • Upcoming MBA graduates pursuing a career in General Management (graduating between May 2021 - August 2021)

  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience & maximum of 6 years' work experience

  • Demonstrated academic achievement

  • International exposure or experience preferred

  • Significant fiscal oversight experience

  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship

Job: HRES - Human Resources

Organization: GBW/UH-O-Talent Development / Strategy-60000998

Title: Leadership Development Program (LDP) - MBA Class of 2021

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2001638