Offers “Basf France”

Expires soon Basf France

Commercial Graduate Scheme

  • Stockport (Borough of Stockport)
  • Sales

Job description

BASF plc is a subsidiary of BASF SE, marketing a wide range of BASF products in the UK. These include agricultural solutions, automotive refinish paints, acrylic monomers, fine chemicals, intermediate chemicals, speciality chemicals, dispersions, and plastics. The sales centre for BASF plc and the business service functions for all BASF Group companies operating in the UK, are located in Stockport, Greater Manchester, the headquarters of the BASF Group in the UK. BASF plc is an agent for BTC Europe GmbH, our pan-European in-house distributor, focused on speciality chemicals and performance polymers. As well as the headquarters in Stockport, BASF plc has sites in Alfreton, Bradford, Widnes and Bury St Edmunds.


·  Our Commercial Graduate Scheme will support your personal development and is designed not only to challenge you, but also to equip you with the skills. competencies and experience to be successful and make a difference in a commercial sales role.
·  From the outset you will be given real responsibilities, working on and leading sales/commercial/business development projects, analysing markets and trends to identify opportunities for growth. This will also give you the opportunity to work with many different parts of the business, building relationships and connecting with the wider BASF team.
·  Once you have built this solid foundation in the business, you will then gain experience working directly in 4 of those businesses. The focus during this time will be developing commercial sales skills, including understanding different customer models, negotiating, customer relationship management. 
·  You will be supported on this 2 year journey not only by line managers but also a mentor.

To read more about BASF's Commercial Graduate Scheme, please visit the following link:


·  Whether you have a degree in business, chemistry or chemical engineering we are looking for graduates who will achieve a minimum of a 2:1 level / qualification and who have ideally completed a year out in industry as part of their course.
·  However, to be successful on this programme and in a commercial sales role, it is not only your education and experience but also your personality that will make the difference. We need proactive and open-minded graduates to join our team who have a real desire to learn.
·  Equally as important is your ability to build rapport with others, with first class communication and interpersonal skills. At BASF, only by working together as one team will we achieve success, so your ability to collaborate and connect with others is key.
·  A full driving licence is desirable as this role will involve some travel within the UK.


Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
We are happy to talk flexible working. 
We believe that diversity and inclusion make the difference. Only when people with diverse backgrounds come together, contribute their various experiences and attitudes, and look at challenges from different perspectives, will creative innovations and ground-breaking solutions be created. We celebrate diversity and we actively promote an inclusive work environment. In the UK we have an active Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Action Group and work closely with external partners Inclusive Employers and WISE.
We are an equal opportunities employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard or reference to age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and other protected characteristics. 


Closing date: 01.03.2024


Operating in the UK since 1880, BASF currently has 11 locations across the UK, from Littlehampton on the South Coast of England to Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Our UK headquarters are in Stockport, Greater Manchester and that’s where our sales and services teams are based.  From our six manufacturing sites across the UK, we supply raw materials to most industries including agriculture, automotive, chemicals, construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. You can find out a bit more about where over 700 people from our amazing BASF team work here

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