BASF Product Manager, Co-Surfactants & Fatty Alcohols, Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Product Manager, Co-Surfactants & Fatty Alcohols (1804822) Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens…

In the North American Care Chemicals Division, we develop, produce, and market a comprehensive range of products for personal care, home care, and industrial and institutional cleaning, as well as various technical applications. Our range of products fulfills the highest standards regarding safety and sustainability. As a result of focused research and development, we are a preferred partner of our customers worldwide.

As the Product Manager for Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol, you will be part of the Standard Surfactants team and have product line responsibility for all Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol products for the North American market. These products are produced at the North American assets and imported from BASF’s global network of Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol facilities. The position also has site specific asset management responsibility for the Mauldin, SC site.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • As a leader you will be responsible for driving sustainable, profitable growth in the Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol portfolio through effective margin management and volume growth of the assigned product groups including pricing, pricing process, cost management, customer bids, business forecasting, etc.

  • Leveraging your educational background in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry and professional experience in marketing, operations, product management, asset and/or business management, you will be responsible for strategy planning and project execution working with complex, interdisciplinary, cross-functional and global teams

  • Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will develop asset strategy for Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol assets and set joint targets with operations and supply chain as well as provide input into overall Co-surfactant & Fatty Alcohol asset strategy for North America (technology, scale, cost position, etc.)

  • Building upon your business savviness, you will monitor market trends and drivers with understanding of key raw material movements (lauric alcohol, ethylene oxide, etc) and developments and also capture market, competitive and pricing intelligence through leverage of external and internal sources

  • You will be responsible for driving the margin oriented view on asset effectiveness (e.g., with key interfaces production, supply chain planning) and profitable organic growth by positioning asset to meet forecasted volumes and new pipelines which will drive profitable organic growth by positioning asset to meet forecasted volumes and new pipelines

  • As a collaborator, you will work closely with other product managers in the oleochemcial (NA and global) team as well as and all Care Chemical commercial, operations and production teams, other Business Units for transfer products, and BASF platform groups and participate in monthly meetings and complete deliverables.

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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.

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Organization: N-EMN/AC-Asset and Margin Management-63020088

Title: Product Manager, Co-Surfactants & Fatty Alcohols, Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1804822