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Business Controller (1804044) – Automotive Refinish Coatings
Where the Chemistry Happens
Our work in the Controlling group in the Automotive Refinish Coatings business across the Americas region is about providing well?structured analytics for business steering to achieve success. The business serves distributors and body shops in a two-tier distribution go-to-market approach which makes you a strong Business Partner interacting with the sales and marketing teams.
You will have the opportunity to analyze the decision whether we should or should not enter a business relationship with a body shop by reviewing the business plan including rebates structuring, associated equipment and ultimately the customer risk. You will be able to shape the deal-making decision process by enriching it through advanced predictive analytics and at the same time the respective monitoring and follow-up process for the deals we entered.
Managing the business steering process (budgeting, monitoring, forecasting) and the month-end closing will involve you in the continued operations of the business. You will develop meaningful reports and practical recommendations and contribute to team discussions on the implications of analysis; identifying implementation challenges.
You will work alongside the business teams and the functions on projects, assisting with developing and implementing processes.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Formula for Success
Leveraging your advanced educational background in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related discipline, along with your extensive professional experience in Controlling or Business Management, you will differentiate between statistics and reports and utilize your capability in conceptually structuring problems and deriving clear messages from statistical analyses to drive the speed and effectiveness of decision making. Your proven ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively will be essential as you look at decision preparations from many angles to engage a diverse team of professionals to reach our goals. Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will develop the analytics around the customer investment decision as well as the steering and KPI concept, embedding this into the reporting to the leadership team. Driving the business development, you will challenge the business case assumptions of the sales team on a continuous basis and coordinate actions to mitigate risks. Furthering your ability to lead proactively and with integrity, you will drive reporting excellence by being part of the change to implement International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) and support the implementation of the respective IT systems (Zebra BI, Power BI, Tableau etc.).
Internal Number: 1804044
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.