Technology Manager - Construction Systems-1901424 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.
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Technology Manager – Construction Systems (1901424) – Shakopee, MN
Where the Chemistry Happens
This position will requires strong technical and management background with extensive Product Development, Technical Service, Product Line Management, and/or Marketing Management experience with substantial industry involvement. You will direct the activities of a research and development group and those responsibilities will include:
planning, organizing, and ensuring success of programs to support strategic market development and corporate technology leadership
establishing and coordinating priorities with marketing, sales, operations and other departments
communicating results and status of activities
providing expertise in support of technical, sales, operations, and marketing initiatives
serving as member of the Construction Systems Leadership Team, the global R&D Management Committee (RDMC), and the global Segment Portfolio Team (SPT).
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Requires a highly motivated, resourceful, entrepreneurial individual with the following skills and abilities.
Able to synthesize complex subjects, make decisions, and set strategic direction.
Able to understand multitude of different product technologies and applications in context of serving customer needs, developing/optimizing markets, and developing/optimizing a product portfolio.
Demonstrates excellent project management and resource management skills. Is able to teach/coach project management, product line management, and product development processes and skills. Able to anticipate, detect, and prevent unproductive use of R&D resources.
Experienced in key aspects of product strategy: product positioning, product and technology road-mapping, intellectual property, competitive use of standards and certifications, product and technology platforms, quality and value, and product management.
Strong leadership skills including demonstrated experience with personnel issues as well as developing, coaching and leading employees to success.
Ability to lead teams, to build teams, to serve as a team member, and to infuse teams with functional product development, product management, and R&D expertise.
Highly developed business acumen. Understands business strategy and processes and is able to make business decisions as member of the leadership team.
Deep knowledge of the construction industry is preferred.
Able to influence individuals across all functional organizations and at all levels and further collaboration across department boundaries.
Excellent presentation, communication and computer skills.
New Product Development
Work with business partners on prioritizing and resolving new product development ideas to establish a powerful R&D project portfolio.
Establish product development programs and work with teams to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and meet documented goals.
Ensure adoption and use of the NPP process and appropriate tools by BL's.
Strategy and Management
Ensure that BL strategies are adopted by R&D and that resources are deployed to match these strategies.
Incorporate leading edge tools and management techniques that can improve process performance, efficiency, or speed.
Optimize BASF Construction Chemicals Intellectual Property & Patent portfolio.
Work with business partner to analyze new product opportunities and marketing portfolio to prioritize project selection decisions.
Technology and Capability Development
As member of the R&D/Technology Management Team, implement programs for organizational development, including staffing decisions, employee development programs and R&D process improvements.
Identify new technology platforms to develop leading edge products.
Direct long-term research efforts, including partnerships with universities, industry consortiums, and government agencies.
Represent BASF Construction Chemicals interests in external bodies (e.g. DRTT, professional organizations, suppliers) to ensure optimal extraction of value from these relationships.
Member of Construction Systems Leadership Team, RDMC, and SPT
Develop and implement business and R&D/ technology strategies.
Determine innovation portfolios at a regional and global level.
Prepare yearly budgets. Manage expenses to meet budget.
Implement chemical hygiene plan, as required per applicable regulations and BASF policies.
Other duties as assigned.
Ensure that his/her area/function is clearly and verifiably organized, and that it performs in accordance with specifications outlined by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policy Requirements and applicable laws and regulations. Must determine and evaluate the risks to humans and the environment and take the necessary actions to eliminate identified non-conformance or deviations.
Must keep his/her EHS knowledge updated.
Continue professional development, including Company EHS training programs and outside seminars.
Must understand and follow all quality initiatives and processes for ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and other ISO regulations, procedures and processes as they pertain to job responsibilities.
Process safety roles and responsibilities across the organization are clearly defined and include an expectation to raise, and authority to respond to process safety concerns. Senior leaders are held accountable for process safety performance. Employees understand the importance of process safety as it applies to their jobs and are responsible for following and contributing to the work processes to achieve improvement in company process safety performance.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF 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 you@BASF, 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.
Primary Location: US-MN-Shakopee
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EBN/B-Management Construction Systems Unit-63000637
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.