Head of R%26D Performance Materials North America - Wyandotte, MI
September 15, 2020
Head of R&D Performance Materials North America - Wyandotte, MI-2001294 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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.
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 Employers in 2020. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Product Development Director - Wyandotte, MI (2001294)
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a Product Development Director to be based out of our Wyandotte, MI facility. Leveraging your global leadership expertise, you will:
Own and manage the R&D process in the NA region, innovation projects, and pipeline portfolio of a $2 billion Business Unit (specialty formulated products); partner with the Global Business Teams to prioritize and manage innovation projects cross-regionally
Collaborate with the global teams to effectively manage the Performance Materials innovation portfolio
Lead Innovation Management (including Intellectual Property and Trainings) as well as Product Development and Product Development Services in the NA region
Coach, develop and manage a large team of 80+ people across different locations.
Spend time building strong relationships across various cultures and locations with strategic customers, universities, industry leaders, Global Business Teams, business management, and Research & Development to determine business priorities and further our innovative and competitive advantage
Strategically translate industry knowledge and insights into compelling R&D strategies for BASF
Manage and monitor operational and financial metrics, including R&D budget for Performance Materials Business Unit, NBD, progress of innovation projects and time-to-market, and speed of execution in sample processing, NPV, ECV, vitality index.
Lead strategic initiatives relevant to the business (i.e improve innovation cycle time, concept of effective knowledge transfer, increase innovation sales and develop talent)
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
You will use your Chemistry or Polymer Science PhD and deep R&D experience to conceive new projects/programs and set a research direction that provides innovation and breakthrough advantages for the business.
Tapping into your project management and change management skills, you will lead complex projects and set technical/process directions that have long-term strategic impact.
Your travel time could be up to 20%.
As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models who help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You...
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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.
Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials North America-60000012
Internal Number: 619740
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.