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Job Detail We are the world’s leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link 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 matters to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities. BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market. What you can expect The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and regional strategic goals. Duties will include the following: Monitor the business performance and report on agreed KPIs (Volume, Value, CM1, Operational Costs) Profit and Loss Responsibility: Monitor monthly results of Regional Profit and Loss statementa and investigate deviations from forecast. Product Pricing: Regular updates of price lists. Setting prices for customers based on maximizing margins whilst maintaining market related prices for local and export markets. Portfolio Management: Analyse product and customer requirements, define a marketing plan for the product and act as a bridge with production, sales and customer service to ensure targeted revenue whilst maintaining customer satisfaction. Carry out product c ost calculations by using the latest raw material price development information and use market knowledge and judgement to predict pricing trends. Market research and analysis to understand customers needs and stay abreast of competitive challenges and opportunities. Must be able to research, strategize and execute a commercial strategy. Monthly forecasting of dispersion demand, S&OP (APO) planning, capacity management and allocations. Project Management : Must be able to independently execute diverse projects across the entire value chain. What we expect Bachelors degree encompassing economics, marketing, statistics or extensive experience. A technical background in chemistry is an added advantage. Knowledge and experience in controlling, finance and marketing is an asset. Market knowledge and commercial experience in the coatings industry is also an asset Min. 5 years work experience in a related field Advanced level MS Office programs and SAP R/3 (SD module) We offer Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company. BASF is an equal opportunity employer which we embrace diversity and the principles of employment equity. Closing date for applications: 12

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