Regional Category Buyer-1900747 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.
In 2016, BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigment's activities. With sales of about €1 billion and 2,600 employees globally, BASF Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. This global business unit fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects . For more information about Colors & Effects, visit www.colors-effects.basf.com .
Job Description - We are seeking a professional like you to support day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assigned category mix and to support the implementation of category strategies. In the position of Regional Category Buyer within our G-EDP/GS Global Procurement unit at BASF Colors & Effects, you will provide regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics for the development of the category strategy. You will also routinely engage with the associated plants and suppliers in an effort to align supplier capabilities with BASF strategic priorities and explore creative and strategic supply solutions for new and existing raw materials.
Core Responsibilities -
Development and implementation of procurement strategies and procurement processes including all connected activities.
In alignment with internal partners such as, Production and Supply-Chain, Research and development, Safety and Regulatory, you will analyze the procurement risks and opportunities, you will implement contracts and specification agreements and secure a stable, reliable and profitable supply chain over the long term.
You will manage the supplier qualification and evaluation activities, you will also drive the consequent improvement activities.
Using your negotiation and analytical skills, you will steer negotiations with suppliers and be accountable for awarding and implementing contracts
You will be responsible for developing your product / supplier portfolio, reduce single source cases and generate savings.
As a subject matter expert, you will lead and manage sourcing process (RFI, RFQ, RFP, etc.) for key strategic contracts to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for BASF.
You will guarantee a systematic and regular follow-up of running projects and subsequent reporting.
You will regularly report your results to upper management.
Your strong communication skills will be a valued asset as you conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect industry-relevant information to assess current and future impact to BASF. In addition, you will support purchase order creation and processing as needed.
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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.