BASF Director Advanced Business Analytics - Optimization (m/f) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

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Job Field: IT / Information Management

Location: Ludwigshafen, DE

Company: BASF SE

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN56892396DIGI42

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect

You will lead and develop the global unit "Advanced Business Analytics - Optimization".

  • Therefore, you will define the strategic path for BASF in the field of optimization methods and its applications.

  • You will drive global innovative initiatives to explore, create and deliver Advanced Business Analytics solutions across all fields of business, like Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Production, of BASF group.

  • In the rapidly developing and broadening area of operations research you will identify future key trends.

  • You will ensure proactive positioning of BASF as leading-edge in that future oriented field of optimization methods by leveraging research with leading universities, institutes and partners.

What we expect

  • You have earned a PhD in Mathematics, Operations Research or an equivalent discipline with a focus on quantitative methods.

  • You have gained hands-on-experience in mathematical modeling and optimization for different application areas.

  • In your previous positions, you have gained excellent skills and experience in leadership and people development in a global matrix organization.

  • You have a proven track record of leading projects to success within a global environment.

  • Strong strategic thinking and the capability to identify future innovative opportunity fields and understanding future business needs as well as excellent communication skills in English and German complete your profile.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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