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Procurement Manager - Contract Manufacturing - Florham Park, NJ-1703180

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…
- Do have the ability to work across various functions, businesses and regions?
- Are you an Engineering, Marketing, Procurement, Product Management, or Sales professional with 5 years of commercial experience, or a Ph.D.?
- Are you ready to put your negotiation skills and entrepreneurial initiative to work for the Procurement group in Florham Park, NJ?

If this sounds like you, then we want to get to know you…

At BASF, We Create Chemistry - and have been doing so for 150 years. 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 portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection to oil and gas. Further information on BASF is available on the internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

BASF has recently been recognized as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine. At BASF, our largest assets are our people and the chemistry they create is fundamental to BASF's success. We welcome you to be part of our winning organization.

Now this is where you come in…

We are seeking candidates for a Contract Manufacturing Procurement Manager to join the Florham Park Purchasing team.

This position is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of contract manufacturing solutions for the business units or manufacturing sites. This role works closely with the BASF business units, procurement network and qualified suppliers, to develop and implement effective sourcing strategies for third-party contract manufacturing projects. It also coordinates requests with NCM to check BASF internal capabilities and utilize when appropriate. The position could also include responsibilities for procuring raw materials.

In Procurement, we are accountable for sustainable profitable growth for BASF. We achieve this through a deep understanding of the end to end value chain from our suppliers to our customers and by focusing our resources on those activities with the highest potential for return. We are seamlessly integrated with our partners and drive towards common goals.

Program Manager - Contract Manufacturing (1703180) - Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Work closely within the Contract Manufacturing Team to collaborate on project activity and share best practices. Continuously identify potential contract manufacturers and innovative production technologies, and assess their capability and potential fit to BASF. Maintain relationships with currently approved toll manufacturers.
- Interact with various levels within the Business Unit (supply chain planners, technology managers, product managers, business managers, and business VPs) and the BASF legal team to execute appropriate confidentiality and commercial agreements and BASF technical resources to ensure adequate technology transfer from BASF to third-party contract manufacturers. In addition, coordination with BASF EHS resources to maintain approved lists of contract manufacturers and ensure regulatory involvement when needed.
- Understand market trends relevant to the outsourced processes and impact on supply availability and pricing of products procured. Partner with R&D, Marketing, and Manufacturing to develop economic and reliable contract manufacturers for new projects or plans. Work with BASF business units to supplement BASF manufacturing capacity and capability by engaging and maintaining qualified third-party manufacturers to perform a wide range of contract manufacturing unit operations such as blending, grinding, drying, distillation, and chemical synthesis. Ensure that all transactions follow BASF Policies and Procedures to meet all legal contract/purchase requirements.
- Engage in identification, selection, contract negotiation, and the implementation of contract manufacturing projects at third-party contract manufacturers for several BASF business units. Manage relationships with contract manufacturers at appropriate levels for the selection and negotiation process. Periodic visits to contract manufacturers with the business unit partners are also required to ensure contract manufacturers meet technical, financial and business requirements of BASF. Administer existing contracts; monitor pricing mechanisms.

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 Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field; advanced degree is a plus. A Ph.D. is a differentiator.
- At least 5 years of technical experience (e.g., Engineering, Marketing, Procurement, Product Management, Sales).
- Proven track record of achievement including generation of savings, business value creation, managing supplier relationships, and/or ability to achieve objectives through persuasive skill are a strong plus.
- Prior experience in chemical manufacturing is preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the following competencies:
- Market Knowledge
- Effective Negotiation
- Entrepreneurial Initiative
- Analytical Thinking
- Strategic Thinking
- Communication

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

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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