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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. We 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 2019 and by Diversity Inc. as #12 on Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Professional Development Program (PDP) – Commercial & Sales, Class of 2020

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF’s Professional Development Programs (PDPs) were 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 will have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF’s culture, values, and decision-makers.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network. Engage your passion for challenge. Apply for the BASF Commercial & Sales Professional Development Program!

Program Summary:

• As a highly motivated upcoming graduate, you will participate in a 24-month cross-functional program with rotations in: Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Procurement, and Marketing.
• Your ability to be mobile will be critical, as this program is comprised of multiple eight- or sixteen-month assignments, all based in separate locations.
• Successfully engaging across the business, your rotations in areas of sales, marketing, and procurement will expand your network, allow you to grow personally and professionally, and learn a variety of valuable skill sets.
• Upon your completion of the program, you may be offered direct placement within the organization in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Operations, Product Management, Marketing, Account Management, Technical Sales, Distribution Account Management, Inside Sales, Outside Sales, or Procurement.

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 planned assignments
• Development of your technical expertise and the ability to network with upper level management throughout BASF
• A comprehensive program of employee benefits, including flexible work arrangements, and a competitive retirement savings plan

Upcoming Events:
Virtual Information Session: Monday, September 9, 2019 from 10am-11am EST
Access Code: 706 932 438

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Virtual Information Session: Monday, September 16, 2019 from 3pm-4pm EST
Access Code: 706 362 131
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Interview Process:
If selected, further interviews would include:
• One-way recorded HireVue interview
• Virtual interviews for all selected candidates will be held on 09/23/19 and 09/24/19 with 3 BASF representatives
• Candidates receiving a full-time PDP job offer will be invited to BASF’s North American Headquarters in mid-October 2019

*Note: Dates are subject to change

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

Formula for Success:
• Seniors graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Sales, Management, a technical discipline, or other business-related disciplines (graduating between December 2019 – June 2020)
• Demonstrated academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 3.2
• Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship
• Leadership potential
• Active participation in extracurricular activities and on campus organizations
• Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
• Previous internship/co-op experience is a plus

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