External Affairs Manager - Research Triangle Park, NC
November 7, 2020
External Affairs Manager - Research Triangle Park, NC-2002564 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.
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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
External Affairs Manager (2002564) - Research Triangle Park, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens
The External Affairs Manager will drive programs to promote, protect and defend the BASF Agricultural Solutions reputation and brand(s) among key stakeholders in North America, among them journalists, industry influencers, community organizations, NGOs, customers and growers. The external affairs manager will lead efforts around media relations, crisis/issues management, sustainability, social media, public and community relations. The position will also lead efforts to position BASF as a leading employer, community partner and responsible corporate citizen in key markets where BASF operates, with emphasis in the Raleigh-Durham NC market.
Formula for Success
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English or related field.
10 years of experience in corporate communications field, in-house or agency setting preferably with supervisory experience and budget management.
Demonstrated experience as a lead spokesperson for a corporation or agency, particularly with difficult topics, crisis/issues management.
Ability to understand public opinion, the news cycle, social media and community engagement to craft proactive and reactive external communications programs that positively impact BASF reputation and brand awareness with key constituencies in key markets.
Solid understanding of sustainability principles, including carbon management and biodiversity.
Demonstrated adept public speaking abilities, particularly in high-pressure environments, craft and execute communications strategies and tactics that produce relevant results. Knowledge of industry measurements and KPI's.
Demonstrated ability to manage budgets.
High level of understanding and experience with social media channels, community relations and engagement principles.
High level of understanding of the regulatory, legislative and political processes and standards relevant to the BASF businesses and products.
High level of understanding of marketing communications principles, including brand management, consumer and B2B marketing principles, and the public relations integration to support customer-oriented communications.
Strong knowledge of AP Style and North American journalistic standards for news writing and editing.
Experience in agriculture, chemistry and/or manufacturing, global setting preferred.
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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Function: PRCO - Public Relations, Communication & Government Affairs
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN/C-Ag Products N. America-60000302
Internal Number: 636484
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.