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INSIDE Automotive – Global Rotational Program


Our rotational program INSIDE Automotive gives you the chance to directly enter both – the fascinating world of the automotive industry and BASF.

INSIDE Automotive targets university graduates and young professionals who combine a passion for marketing and sales with a good grasp of and aptitude for technology.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. Through the power of our connected minds, we are able to develop products and system solutions which help to conserve resources, ensure healthy food and nutrition and improve quality of life. BASF serves many industries across the globe, including automotive. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

We'd like to invite you to become a part of the best team - check out INSIDE Automotive and apply today!

You will receive a focused but comprehensive overview of the entire industry and value chain with all its players, from raw material suppliers to those who make the final products.

You’ll work with our customers to develop sustainable systems and innovative solutions that make vehicles safer, more comfortable, easier to operate, and less harmful to the environment.

This two-year structured rotational program offers you a host of opportunities to gain international experience – and to meet the prerequisites for a fulfilling career. You can look forward to receiving excellent support, optimal possibilities for developing yourself and your capabilities, and attractive professional prospects.

We are looking for interculturally oriented, committed candidates with a hands-on mentality who enjoy working in B2B marketing. You possess a degree (Master, MBA or PhD) with achievements above average in (industrial) engineering or in business administration/economics preferably with a technical background. In addition, you have gained relevant practical experience with a global player in the automotive industry. It is important that you understand customer needs and provide appropriate solutions due to your customer oriented approach. As you will collaborate with various departments within the organization, you should also possess strong communication skills both in English and in German (or the willingness to learn German) as well as intercultural orientation. A high level of flexibility and mobility makes your application perfect.

By participating in this global rotational program with a focus on B2B marketing and sales you will get an in-depth insight into the nature of the BASF automotive business. For the duration of 24 months you will have the opportunity to gain experience in BASF automotive related strategies by rotating in different business units  and regions. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the field of key account management. By the end of the program you will have developed a deep understanding of business unit specific business models and their value drivers as well as an overall knowledge of BASF product portfolios and applications for the automotive industry. As a proven expert you will be able to deeply understand our customers' needs and to provide them with the best solutions.

From the very first day, INSIDE Automotive will support your further professional development as a specialist or manager. You will have the opportunity to learn about your own skills and to grow personally. Beyond this, you will be able to integrate quickly into the company, thanks to a wide range of networking events and seminars as well as continuous support from your personal mentor and global program coordinator.