BASF AG

Manager, Project Scoping and Management, Global Business Analytics

BASF AG
Full Time
Central
Non-specified
Intermediate (3-6 years)
Master
English

Job Description

Manager, Project Scoping and Management, Global Business Analytics

Location: HK-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Located in Hong Kong, BASF’s regional headquarters oversees more than 16,000 employees at about 100 sites across Asia Pacific. In addition to regional business units, Hong Kong office also houses regional functional units including Corporate Affairs, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Procurement and Supply Chain Services.

 
Objectives of the Position
  • The team Global Business Analytics co-creates and delivers innovative data-driven solutions for better business decisions through mathematical modeling (operations research, statistical analysis, and data science), the development of sustainable programs, as well as IT solutions (process and visualization of results and “Big Data”). This position reports to the Head of Coordination and Scoping, Global Business Analytics and will be the single coordinator in a team consisting of experienced analysts and experts in various fields of methodological and technological knowledge. The objectives of the position are as follows:
    • Ensure excellence in project scoping and management
    • Act as a key stakeholder in Asia Pacific and ensure structured communication, building and maintaining relationships with all internal partners and customers in business and functional units
Job Responsibilities
  • Connect the GBA team with business and functional units in order to understand their business needs
  • Liaise with business and functional units, such as Business, Finance, Procurement and Operational Excellence, translate their analytical needs into projects, and take the initiative to start innovation projects that target specific customer decision-making problems
  • Identify and coordinate business and data analytics projects as requested by business and functions units
  • Initiate and develop customization of business & data analytics solutions and liaise within the GBA team and the global BASF community
  • Based on the portfolio of GBA, select the appropriate solution, communicate the ideas and solutions to a broad community of non-data analysts and drive the innovation process in interdisciplinary project teams
  • Mentor and coach other team members and support their functions by providing expertise and insights into BASF’s organization and project management
  • Identify external suppliers and partners (academic and non-academic) for innovative methods and technologies for advancing business analytics
Requirements
  • Holder of Master’s degree or above in (Industrial) Engineering, Economics or Business Management with focus on quantitative analytics, statistics and information systems
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management or consulting
  • At least 3 years of experience in business and data analytics consulting in an industrial context
  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects in business and data analytics solutions within large corporations and cross-disciplinary projects with measurable business impact
  • Superior consultancy mind-set with a high degree of flexibility  
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new businesses quickly
  • Good knowledge on statistical and mathematical methods for business and data analytics and their industrial application
  • Good understanding of IT system set-ups, e.g. SAP and related data warehouses
  • Superior understanding of internal and external data needs in business processes
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain sustainable internal and external business relationships and foster cross-functional understanding in a diverse organization
  • Excellent project management and collaboration skills
  • High proficiency in English


 

Qualification


Technical Skills

  • Big Data
  • Data Science
  • Data Warehousing
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • SAP
  • Statistics
  • Translation