Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – MBA - Class of 2018

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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Diverse Leaders Program (DLPs) was created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Diverse Leaders Program (DLP) – MBA Class of 2018

APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS RECEIVING AN MBA DEGREE BETWEEN DECEMBER 2017 AND AUGUST 2018.

At BASF we are creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Our innovative products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, advancing global food science, and improving quality of life.

Combining economic success, social responsibility, and environmental safety, we empower our customers across industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

At BASF, we value the impact that diversity brings to our organization - enabling innovation and success. The Diverse Leaders Program is representative of the commitment BASF is making to attract the best talent and create a diverse and inclusive culture. We need the right people making the right things happen in order to anticipate and meet market needs in new ways and meet our growth targets. This program seeks to provide a launch point for high-performing, diverse candidates to build a great career at BASF. During your time in the program, you will be provided with a number of opportunities to foster your leadership skills including executive mentoring, participation in national leadership conferences and formal assessment and coaching that, together, will enable you to accelerate your career. Our DLP candidates are highly motivated, mobile-minded, upcoming MBA graduates ready to take their careers to the next level.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network. Engage your passion for challenge. Apply for the BASF MBA Diverse Leaders Program.

Program Summary

· As a full-time employee, you will lead strategic projects that will drive business growth, while providing visibility to senior leaders across the organization.

· 12-24 month program with strategic projects/assignments sponsored by our senior leaders in various areas within the organization. Assignments feature opportunities for international exposure and the ability to drive high profile results. The DLP is comprised of one 12 month project/assignment that will either lead to a direct placement or to 6-12 month project/assignment in a Business or Function Unit with a placement opportunity.

· Projects span the spectrum from new business development and definition/implementation of business strategy to M&A and other business critical efforts.

· Assignments can be located in a variety of locations throughout the U.S.

  • May lead to opportunities in a variety of disciplines in general management.
  • This program is targeted toward traditionally underrepresented cultural groups, including but not limited to African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent

What can the DLP do for you?

  • Develop leadership skills, business acumen and networking across senior levels as you explore possible career tracks within BASF
  • Provide high impact learning and development opportunities that will enable to further your career
  • Enhance career development and deliver value to BASF through the planned and designed assignments.
  • Clear and consistent access to senior leaders thru mentoring, coaching and project experience
  • The DLP offers a comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award winning flexible work arrangement and a competitive retirement savings plan
  • You will be joining a company that is recognized for its commitment to leading edge talent development as evidenced by consistent ranking in the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
Please visit this link to see where BASF will be recruiting On Campus this fall: https://basf.avature.net/events

Basic Qualifications

  • MBA Graduation dates: December 2017 - August 2018, pursuing a career in General Management
  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Maximum of 7-10 years’ work experience prior to MBA and ambition to further your career into leadership levels
  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship
  • Supervision Experience or leadership in project management
  • Significant fiscal oversight responsibilities
  • International perspective or experience preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Learning agility and flexibility
  • Ability to lead in an organization that values and leverages both business and technically expertise

Desired Characteristics

  • Undergraduate Business or Technical Degree preferred but not necessary (e.g. Chemistry, Engineering, etc.)
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Work in emerging markets
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