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Team Leader, Transportation Procurement - Florham Park, NJ-1702633

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 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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Transportation Procurement Team Leader to lead the Specialist Team of 6+ professionals through mentoring, setting priorities, coaching, and developing technical competence for rate/route management and systems across 12 modes of transportation. The position calls for constructive thinking, rebalancing workloads, defining and analyzing problems, and recommending solutions while holding team members accountable for defined responsibilities and encouraging entrepreneurial thinking.

Team Leader, Transportation Procurement (1702633) - Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Supervise and lead a team of professionals under the general direction of the Manager of Transportation Procurement. Lead team to cultivate an empowered and entrepreneurial unit.
- Ensure the transportation procurement operational processes are being carried out in a timely and policy-consistent manner. Monitor and balance the modal manager portfolio assignments to appropriately balance workload/skillsets.
- Identify, evaluate, and implement improvement opportunities to improve operational processes.
- Innovate, recommend, and create new processes and standards supporting Transportation Procurement Operations.
- Be responsible for reporting and lead special projects for the department.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Finance.
- A minimum of 5 years of progressive business experience that may include procurement, supply chain, product management, customer service, or finance.
- Proficiency in transportation modules in SAP a plus.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to achieve results working with cross-functional teams.
- Display of leadership skills, capable of resolving conflicts independently and building consensus within team, and supporting others in achieving a task or solving a problem
- Effectively identify coaching opportunities. Provide support without removing responsibility.
- Project management experience is a plus.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Function: PROC - Procurement
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FPN-Regional Procurement North America

About BASF Corporation

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. 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.

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