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BASF Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – MBA Class of 2022 in Geismar, Louisiana

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 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.

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 Large Employers in 2021 and for the tenth consecutive year, BASF was named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, ranking #12 in 2022. BASF was also recognized as a Top Company for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) for its corporate social responsibility and philanthropic programs, practices and investments. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – Class of 2022

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Diverse Leaders Program provides highly motivated, mobile-minded MBA graduates an opportunity to enhance their leadership expertise and continue on an executive development path through coaching & mentorship and strategic, immersive learning experiences.

Our team is looking for an individual with a comprehensive Technical/Manufacturing background who demonstrates effective interpersonal skills to provide technical and administrative guidance to operations, and the business with a focus on asset management in order to optimize the assets and support sustainable profitable growth through coordination and implementation of asset development plans.

This assignment will be located in Geismar, LA which serves as the largest BASF site in North America. The Geismar site produces chemicals that are vital to the sustainability of our economy and quality of life. This site is also one of BASF’s six Verbund sites in the world, which allows BASF to add value as one company through the efficient use of our resources. The more than 1,200 employees and 1,000 contractors contribute to the maintenance and operation of the site’s 32 production facilities.

Participants will explore career options that will provide them the opportunity to deliver and impact our business and customers. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Program Summary:

  • You will gain hands-on experience in global business topics and deliver strategic impactthrough P&L exposure/responsibility with projects geared from strategy to implementation

  • This program is targeted towards traditionally underrepresented cultural groups, including but not limited to African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent

  • Upon completion of the program, which includes either a 2-year leadership assignment or two, 1-year leadership assignments, you will be participate in a competitive selection process for full time roles that include, but are not limited to Asset Management, Operations, Production, Technology, or Site Leadership.

  • Leveraging your leadership capabilities and project management experience, you will manage multiple stakeholders and partner across the organization to ensure business growth, while providing visibility to senior leaders throughout the company

  • Start date will be August 15, 2022

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 robust experiences and opportunities to drive and grow your career

  • Clear and consistent access to senior leaders through mentoring, coaching and project experience

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

Formula for Success:

  • Candidates who have completed their MBA within the past 5 years (2017—2022)

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or related technical discipline preferred

  • Prior Manufacturing/Chemical industry experience required

  • Minimum of 7 years' work experience

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

  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S. during and upon place off from the program

  • Support operations within the Amines cluster, as well as site growth activities

  • Demonstrating your prior experience in manufacturing where you gained strong technical skills, you will establish tactical plant goals and objectives to ensure safe and reliable plant operation with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Your knowledge and understanding of occupational and process safety as well as quality management will be essential as you will be accountable for ensuring compliance with EHS requirements for the PSM/RMP plants as well as leading all EHS and Quality Audits within the cluster.

  • Your effective interpersonal skills will serve you well to provide technical and administrative guidance to operations, asset and maintenance, and the business in order to optimize the assets and achieve the production plans. You will lead by example and set the environment for taking risks within the organization by addressing constraints and enabling resources.

  • Significant fiscal oversight experience

  • Leadership experience

  • International exposure or experience preferred

Job: HRES - Human Resources

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

Title: Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – MBA Class of 2022

Location: LA-Geismar

Requisition ID: 2201689

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