BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Its products are used in virtually all industries. Its broad portfolio is arranged into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. At six Verbund sites and more than 350 additional production sites, around 114,000 employees worldwide contribute to the company’s success. Headquartered in Ludwigshafen (Rhineland-Palatinate / Germany), the BASF Group posted sales of around €58 billion in 2016.
To contribute to a sustainable future, BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
BASF Management Consulting
BASF Management Consulting is the internal management consultancy of the BASF Group, with offices in Ludwigshafen (Germany), Florham Park (USA), Sao Paulo (Brazil) as well as Hong Kong and Singapore. The global team advises the business and functional units at BASF in the area of general management and thus actively supports change processes at BASF. Established in 2001, the unit is one of the largest in- house management consultancies in the chemical sector, with more than 120 employees.
The team advises top management at BASF in the areas of strategy, commercial excellence, operational excellence, as well as structures and processes. Acquisitions and divestments are supported by professional project management during the implementation phase. Alongside classic consultancy services, BASF Management Consulting also provides the business units with coaching in the areas of Marketing and Sales. The extraordinarily broad range of topics covered by Management Consulting always combines theory with practice.
BASF Management Consulting searches for both young professionals as well as experienced management consultants. Candidates should already have at least three years of practical experience at a renowned management consultancy firm. The unit is looking to attract talents with experience in the fields of marketing & distribution, organization or post-merger integration & carve-out.
Apart from these professional qualifications, candidates should have good communication skills and be open to new ideas. They should be capable of analyzing existing routines critically as well as developing unconventional, creative ideas. In addition, the following skills are required:
- Analytical and strategic thinking
- Strong entrepreneurial spirit
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Highly developed team spirit
- Experience abroad & intercultural competence
- Excellent English; good German skills desirable
At BASF, in-house consultants get the opportunity to continually develop and expand their skills and competencies. Right from the start, consultants assume responsibility for their projects and are granted scope that enables them to use their own initiative. Depending on the experience they have already gained, new employees can also start directly at project manager level.
The work conducted by BASF Management Consulting enjoys a high level of attention from top management at BASF. In this way, after spending an exciting time at in-house consulting, attractive career opportunities arise within the company.