Manager, Product Management, Polymers & Enzyme, Care Chemicals Asia Pacific

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Job Field: Product Management
Location: Shanghai, CN, 200000
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_CN_34357

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Description

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With larger production sites in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is a major foreign investor in the country’s chemical industry, and operates the Innovation Campus Shanghai, a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of over €7.3 billion in 2018 to customers in Greater China and employed 9,317 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit www.basf.com/cn/en

Objectives:
  • To support the development and to implement strategies for respective product groups in Asia Pacific
  • To drive business growth by adding value according to regional targets and strategies
  • To support the country sales teams to achieve the set targets in-line with SBU strategies
  • Main Tasks:
  • Drive sales of standard polymer
  • Jointly develop and implement product strategies with Marketing
  • Define price limits, considering competitive environment and value proposition, and approve below limit prices
  • Allocate volumes per channel in times of shortages based on defined criteria
  • Decide on product portfolio in collaboration with Industry Marketing, take decisions on portfolio streamlining and extensions
  • Benchmarking & competitor monitoring in order to continuously improve product portfolio & services as well as production footprint
  • Analyze raw material markets and supply/demand balances in order to define optimal pricing and to identify investment opportunities
  • Coordinate operational budget, aligned with strategic targets and leveraging on mid-term growth opportunities
  • Maximize CM1 by minimizing variable cost and by defining optimal pricing guidelines and help to minimize local manufacturing fixed cost
  • Maximize utilization of assets by identifying business potentials together with Sales, Industry Marketing
  • Coordinate product transfers / localization to Asian production sites
  • With close communication with the procurement / suppliers, secure raw material supply for the responsible asset
  • Requirements:
    • Education: Degree in Business Administration or Chemistry
    • Working Experience: Minimum 10 years in Marketing, Sales or related function
    • Adaptability to multicultural environment
    • Customer focus
    • Able to identify and exploit business opportunities


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