Operations Research Expert, Advanced Business Analytics

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Job Field: Information Technology/Service
Location: Hong Kong, HK
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_HK_31633

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.

For BASF, diversity is one of the essential keys to business success and the well-being of our employees. We promote an inclusive culture that accepts the diversity of people, experiences and capabilities. By embracing talents and abilities of all kinds, we aim to boost creativity and motivation, and enhance our teams’ performance.

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Located in Hong Kong, BASF’s Asia Pacific headquarters oversees more than 18,000 employees at about 100 production sites and 125 sales offices across the region. In addition to a number of regional business units, the Hong Kong office also houses regional functional units including Corporate Affairs, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Procurement and Supply Chain Services. Objectives of the Position

  • Reporting to Senior Manager, Advanced Business Analytics - Programs, the incumbent will
    • co-create and deliver innovative data-driven solutions for better business decision through mathematical modelling, and develop sustainable program as well IT solutions
    • initiate, execute, and complete projects in Business Optimization to increase business profitability and reduce costs
Job Responsibilities
  • Manage projects range from strategic network optimization, competitive pricing or tactical production planning across value chains to more operational, co-operating with business units and functions
  • Develop the internal market and initiate the development of innovative software-based solutions and the application to business challenges in the region
  • Deliver Business Optimization solutions including model development based on a sustainable software platform
  • Support the development of innovative solutions by applying methods in the field based on market trends, and eventually collaborate with academia

  • MBA or Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, Operation Research, Industrial Engineer or Business Management with focus on quantitative methods. PhD in the field is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of experience in mathematical consulting in an industrial context and complex optimization projects
  • Experience and knowledge working with mathematical modelling languages and optimization software as well as programming languages such as Python
  • Understanding of at least 2 Optimization modelling languages: Fico/Xpress-Mosel, GAMS. AIMMS, AMPL, or modern Python-based Pyomo, PuLP
  • Understanding of at least 2 Optimization solvers: CPLEX, Fico/Xpress-Optimizer, Gurobi, LINDO
  • Expertise in the development of multi-user analytical IT solutions is a plus
  • Ability to translate a business challenge into a mathematical problem
  • Comfortable working in multinational interdisciplinary as well as newly set-up teams
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Willing and able to travel up to 10% (including overseas and visiting different BASF sites in Asia-Pacific)

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