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BASF TOP START International Business Leader Program (m/f/d) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : General Management

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN56779314ONLE16

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.

Learn more about BASF SE at

Do you have questions about the application process or the job?

Angie Schenkel (Talent Acquisition)

Phone: +49 (0)30 2005-5166

Vanessa Mayer (Talent Acquisition)

Phone: +49 (0)30 2005-59733

With TOP START, our exclusive three-year program for future leaders, we will prepare you for a leading position in general management. Contribute your creativity, passion and entrepreneurial drive at BASF and start your successful career with us! Learn more about Top Start at

What you can expect

Would you like to experience BASF from different perspectives and different regions? Is working on international, mission-critical projects your preferred working style? You value diversity and an exciting environment? Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone to grow as a leader every day?

Our TOP START International Business Leader Program offers a unique opportunity for the best graduates around the world to experience all that while maximizing their potential and developing themselves into a leading position for a successful general management career.

  • You would like to take on responsibility? Actively participate in our international environment from day one and contribute to BASF's success by leading business-driven projects.

  • Are you flexible, open-minded, and feel at home in the world? Be part of three different units in different regions of the world - all within three years. Get to know a variety of business areas both on operational and strategic level.

  • Personally customized development and mentoring is important to you? Our coaching and development programs combined with continuous feedback and an individual mentor from our top management accompany and support you on your way to a successful career.

  • Networking is an essential part of your professional life? During the whole trainee program, you are in close exchange with our program manager and participate in numerous networking events with trainees, alumni, and board members.

What we expect

  • Outstanding performance - You have an excellent degree in the field of business/economics (Master, PhD, MBA) with no more than three years of work experience.

  • Experiences out of your comfort zone - You have first practical experiences in leading companies, e.g., through demanding internships. Your international experiences have strengthened your communication skills and fluency in English and another language.

  • Think and act like a leader - Your analytical mindset helps you quickly capture complex topics and situations and you enjoy an innovative and sustainable approach.

  • Inspiration and openness - Your future-oriented actions and implementation of ideas are characterized by your entrepreneurial drive, empathy and a strong sense for collaboration.

We offer

A successful start to your career at a global company with individual career planning tailored specifically to you, challenging and diverse tasks and a wide range of development measures.

Attractive compensation, including occupational social benefits and outstanding development opportunities within an international company.