Regional Product Manager – Light Duty Gas and Diesel

BASF Corporation - Iselin, NJ
Job Field: MARK - Marketing
Location: Iselin, NJ, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1900409

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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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. And 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 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Regional Product Manager – Light Duty Gas and Diesel (1900409) – Iselin, NJ Where the Chemistry Happens BASF's Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. Automotive emissions are of increasing concern to government regulators around the world. Cars, trucks and off-road equipment are the source of harmful hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) that pollute the air and are linked to respiratory diseases. We are seeking a professional like you to lead and implement the process to prioritize and appropriately resource new and existing product strategies in collaboration with other key functions within the organization. In this role, you will serve as Light Duty (LD) market expert for the Americas, understanding and mapping the regulatory landscape for each region as it pertains to LD, and develop the technology “roadmap” with timelines to ensure the Americas has the proper LD portfolio to serve the market. You will align this activity with Global Product Managers. Additionally, you will work with Program Managers to support launch of new technology platforms within
the Americas for LD and facilitate the definition of price and cost corridors for each new LD technology introduced in the Americas.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education in a technical discipline and professional background in Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Technical Service, or R&D, you will manage the regional product portfolio life cycle including development, validation, launch and execution activities to meet product line profitability targets.
  • Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will ensure and coordinate “front end” input for technology selection process for major customer competitions, coordinate analysis after competitions and to provide assessment of technology position and align with Global Product Managers. Additionally, you will coordinate and prioritize R&D projects - including amount of R&D spend and target definition.
  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will lead, coordinate and/or implement the process to prioritize and appropriately resource new and existing regional product strategies in collaboration with other key functions within the organization. Additionally, you will facilitate regional collaboration among Commercial, R&D and Marketing to develop, monitor and recommend adjustments to the technology development direction given market conditions and trends.
  • Your robust experience in business analytics will serve you well as you support the development of key regional planning activities (e.g. financial forecasts, demand and supply planning, etc.).
  • Demonstrating your strong business acumen, you will initiate material regional cost and cost reduction projects to improve on product profitability targets which will be aligned with the Global Product Managers.
  • Utilizing your leadership experience, you will ensure that all new technology innovations / intellectual property is protected and appropriately defended in the marketplace.
  • Your prior marketing experience will be a valued asset as you provide support along with R&D, Marketing, Commercial and Manufacturing teams for successful product launches.
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. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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