Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – MBA Class of 2022











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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 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.

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 Large Employers in 2021 and for the ninth consecutive year, BASF was named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, moving up two places from 14 in 2020 to 12 in 2021. BASF was also recognized as a Top Company for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) for its corporate social responsibility and philanthropic programs, practices and investments. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – Class of 2022

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Diverse Leaders Program (DLPs) provides highly motivated, mobile-minded MBA graduates an opportunity to enhance their leadership expertise and continue on an executive development path through coaching & mentorship and strategic, immersive learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options that will provide them the opportunity to deliver and impact our business and customers. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Join a company that is recognized for its commitment to leading edge talent development as evidenced by consistent ranking in DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine years in a row!

Program Summary:

  • You will gain hands-on experience in global business topics and deliver strategic impact through P&L exposure/responsibility with projects geared from strategy to implementation
  • This program is targeted towards traditionally underrepresented cultural groups, including but not limited to African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent
  • Upon completion of the program, which includes either a 2-year leadership assignment or two, 1-year leadership assignments, you will be participate in a competitive selection process for a full-time role within the broader organization with appropriate responsibilities for success
  • Leveraging your leadership capabilities and project management experience, you will manage multiple stakeholders and partner across the organization to ensure business growth, while providing visibility to senior leaders throughout the company
  • Start dates are June or August of 2022
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.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through robust experiences and opportunities to drive and grow your career
  • Clear and consistent access to senior leaders through mentoring, coaching and project experience
  • A comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award-winning flexible work arrangement and a competitive retirement savings plan
We will be recruiting and interviewing at the following conferences:

  • National Black MBA (Chicago, IL)

  • 9/14/21 – 9/19/21 & 9/21-9/22

  • ROMBA (Austin, TX)

  • 10/7/21 – 10/9/21
  • To learn more about our programs, visit www.basf.com/universitycareers.

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


    Formula for Success:

    • Candidates who have completed their MBA within the past 5 years and have an interest in Manufacturing/Chemical industry

    • Minimum of 7 years' work experience & maximum of 10 years' work experience

    • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship

    • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S. during and upon placeoff from the program

    • Significant fiscal oversight experience

    • Leadership experience

    • International exposure or experience preferred

    A unique total offer: you@BASF

    At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

    At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
    We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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