Business Support Specialist

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Job Field: ADSU - Admin. & Office Support
Location: Beachwood, OH, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1902060

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.

Description

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 strong emphasis process safety, as well as 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.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Business Support Specialist (1902060) – Beachwood, Ohio

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, this position provides executive business support and coordination. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as coordination of meetings and conferences/ events, obtaining supplies, coordinating mailings, and working on special projects. Also, answers non-routine correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of external contacts, customers and visitors, as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload in an appropriate and confidential manner.

Responsibilities include:

  • Schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel and conferences.
  • Creates and develops visual presentations for the senior vice president.
  • Establishes, develops, maintains and updates filing system. Retrieves and organizes information from files when needed.
  • Organizes and prioritizes large volumes of information and calls.
  • Organizes communication such as email and regular mail for the senior vice president. Drafts written responses or replies by phone or e-mail when necessary. Responds to regularly occurring requests for information
  • Answers phones for senior vice president. Takes messages or fields/answers all routine and non-routine questions.
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies, including high-level staff such as senior executives and board of directors. Handles confidential and non-routine information.
  • Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.
  • Acts as project manager for special projects, at the request of the senior vice president, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information etc…
  • Types and designs general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy.
  • Supports and conducts expense reporting activities documenting corporate credit card, procurement cards including assembling documentation and reconciling accounts.

  • 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 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.


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

    Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…


    Basic qualifications:

    • Must have experience supporting and working with Executives and Senior Leadership Teams
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
    • Extensive experience booking complex travel arrangements including international travel
    • Event planning experience
    • Willingness to jump in and help with duties outside of scope of position
    • Detail-oriented, resourceful, responsible, focused, and proactive
    • Able to function well during a stressful/crisis/deadline situation
    • Solid oral and written communication skills
    • Professional and positive attitude
    • Must be able to work in a fast pace and collaborative environment, and handle multiple tasks concurrently
    • Flexible to work overtime if needed in accordance with company’s overtime policy.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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