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Global Leading Functional Expert, Distribution Network Management - Florham Park, NJ-1701858

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 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 Canada has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, as well as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2017.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Global Center of Expertise (CoE) for administrative and physical logistics with functional governance is responsible for all Supply Chain services provide by GS. This CoE is responsible for harmonizing, improving, and leveraging our service capabilities in all regions by working with, influencing, and challenging our current service operations. They will do this by reviewing capabilities, performance, and service content in each region while also validating these aspects with external market providers. Via this process they will be setting best practices and defining the strategic roadmap for the service operations groups.

Global Leading Functional Expert, Distribution Network Management (1701858) - Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Improve the service delivery of BASF to our customers globally.
- Increase customer value through globally optimized supply chain logistics, Distribution Network, as part of the end-to-end supply chain.
- Ensure implementation of best practice solutions by creating close collaboration with operations and Internal Business Partners, including the Tactical Distribution Network Design Team for global information exchange.
- Define target picture of service performance by developing holistic roadmap of improvement projects considering all available approaches and project types. Consolidate and prioritize results from benchmarking and process audits and ensure service execution issues are addressed in improvement projects.
- Improve global transparency on administrative distribution network activities and costs, enabling continuous service improvement.
- Support the implementation of functional management to the supply chain operations on a global level.
- Develop, lead, and sustain a community exchange to support the Distribution Network partners globally.
- Request Handling (primary focus to ensure alignment cross community) and other strategic/tactical/operational topics as needed.
- Support of the service operations of the regional functional organization (NA, A/P, EU and SA) as well as global units at compliance issues, optimization, and investment projects with the target to realize safety, business growth, savings, and cost avoidance.
- Foster global and cross-functional collaboration. Capture requirements and needs for change at the interfaces to BASF customers, business units, external logistics service providers, procurement, and shared services.
- Creation of global guidelines, business rules, best practices, methods, templates, trainings, and related KPIs, tools, and process models KPIs in distribution network management.
- Methodical identification of opportunities for improvement in the distribution network management globally, taking into account regional and local distinctions.
- Create global transparency about activities/initiatives in distribution network management. Evaluate and prioritize measures as well as ensure the harmonization of local/regional activities with sites, regions, and the BASF/GS strategy.
- Enhancement of the distribution network management expertise of the regional experts in NA, A/P, EU, and SA with focus on functional excellence.
- Ensure methods are collected, organized, and accessible to GSO units. Standardize and create guidelines on method applications (e.g., benchmarking, surveys and training needs).

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 degree required, preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Operations or Logistics; advanced degree is a plus.
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or Logistics.
- Experience with Transportation Management, Supply Chain, Distribution Network, and/or Logistics processes and systems interfaces.
- At least 3 previous roles performed within career
- Network Optimization experience is preferred.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Florham Park
Function: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: G-FSI-Global IT Delivery

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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