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Financial Analyst; Florham Park, NJ

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 and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine and Glassdoor 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… We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join our Care Chemical division. The BASF division of Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaning agents industry and support our customers worldwide with innovative and sustainable products, solutions, and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters. Superabsorbents developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available at: Financial Analyst (1700324) You will be based at the North America BASF headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey, reporting to the Business Financial Manager, Home and Personal Care Solutions. Under minimal supervision, you will be responsible for financial analysis associated with forecasting, planning and the preparation of capital appropriations for the Personal Care Solutions business. The analyses can be operational or strategic in nature, and may include economic analysis support to marketing and manufacturing. Additionally, you will support the manager in monitoring actual performance against operating plan, forecasts, and prior periods highlighting potential problem areas requiring management attention, as well as making recommendations for resolution. Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Serve as business partner for sales and marketing for Personal Care Solutions business.
  • Own financial responsibility for the Personal Care Solutions P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Review and follow up the resolution of data on month end information. Review of profit and loss information in SAP to investigate and coordinate the correction of mayor deviations from normal.
  • Perform financial analyses associated with cash flow and accuracy of monthly forecast with actual results.
  • Provide financial competitive and customer analysis of the Personal Care Solutions market in coordination with the market intelligence team
  • Support of SBU strategies from a regional perspective
  • Coordinate the preparation of monthly profit/loss position for the Personal Care Solutions business.
  • Coordinate gathering/assembly of marketing and sales data and forecast monthly and annual profit/loss position for the business
  • Perform non-recurring evaluations of various “what if” business scenarios.
  • Create management, control and steering tools.
  • Assist in the preparation and development of Operational Plan and Forecasts.
  • Act as the financial representative in Personal Care Solutions customer negotiations.
  • Create of measurement tools and presentation graphs for management
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.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical, business or quantitative methods area.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in financial analysis. Experience in economic evaluations is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret various types of information to develop and present key data to management for making business decisions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels and exhibit the potential for significant future career growth.
  • PC skills: Expertise in Excel and PowerPoint for creating charts and graphs. Knowledge of SAP or comparable systems. Access database & Tableau experience is a plus
  • Travel 5% of the time