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Product Owner Supply Chain and Network Optimization (m/f/d)



Product, Operations
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024


At BASF Digital Hub Madrid we develop innovative digital solutions for BASF, create new exciting customer experiences and business growth, and drive efficiencies in processes, helping to strengthen BASF´s position as the digital leader in the chemical industry. We believe the right path is through creativity, trial and error and great people working and learning together. Become part of our team and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities.


Our team “Value Chain Optimization” develops innovative solutions to derive insights from data that support better and faster business decisions. We implement data-driven solutions in its complete lifecycle for users in supply chain management around the world.


  • As the product owner, you will steer team activities for jointly developing supply chain and network optimization solutions.
  • You will be responsible for mathematical modelling of BASF supply chains to allow for scenario considerations of material flows / cost / profits / emissions in BASF supply networks on a mid-term to long-term planning level.
  • You will coordinate collaboration with operating divisions and central service units and facilitate the network optimization user community.
  • You will translate requirements of business functions like supply chain, marketing and production into supply chain and network optimization.
  • You will support internal business partners to estimate efforts for projects and provide user trainings about optimization solutions.
  • You will contribute to technology evaluations for adjusting solution architecture according to corporate platform decisions.


  • A Master degree in the field of information technology, (industrial) engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics, operations research, physics or related discipline with at least 2-3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • A Bachelor degree in the field of information technology, (industrial) engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics, operations research or related discipline with at least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • You have good mathematical modelling skills and ideally a background in operations research (mathematical modelling and optimization techniques)
  • Alternatively, you have extensive experience in Supply Chain Network Optimization Tools (e.g. AIMMS SC Navigator, Llamasoft Supply Chain Guru, 4Flow, …)
  • You show a high interest in applying quantitative methods and in developing sustainable digital business solutions.
  • At least 2 years of experience in applying mathematical optimization in an industrial setting or at least 2 years of experience in the field of data modelling, data validation and translating user requirements into a mathematical-driven digital solution.
  • Business consulting and technical consulting skills, with a good organizational awareness.
  • An innovation minded and entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to contribute to a positive and energized culture.
  • A growth mindset with a curiosity to learn and improve.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • You can demonstrate fluent communication skills in English (spoken and written).


  • Good knowledge of relevant standard reporting & supply chain planning data and systems, e.g. SAP APO, OM Partners
  • Basic knowledge on data bases and data retrieving tools (SQL, Python, or similar)
  • Basic knowledge in data analytics & visualization tools like Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Bricks, Alteryx, PowerBI, Tableau
  • Experience working in agile (incl. Azure DevOps) with a DevOps mindset.
  • Good understanding on challenges in change management.


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Adequate compensation according to your qualifications and experience • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.
  • Flexible work schedule and Home-office options, so that you can balance your working life and private life.
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • 23 holidays per year
  • Another 5 days (readjustments days) and 2 days (cultural days)
  • A collaborative, trustful and innovative work environment
  • Being part of an international team and work in global projects
  • Relocation assistance to Madrid provided

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to Elena Perez Tornos (