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BASF Corporation | Florham Park, New Jersey
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Category Buyer - Florham Park, NJ-1703356

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.

Description
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 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…

This position exists to support day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assigned category mix. The role will support the implementation of category strategies. In addition, it will provide regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics for the development of the category strategy. The successful candidate will routinely engage with the associated business units and suppliers to align supplier capabilities with BASF strategic priorities, and explore creative and strategic supply solutions for new and existing raw materials.

This position is designed specifically as a developmental role and will be used to provide exposure to procurement, and to train the individual on the basic skills of category management across multiple clusters. It is expected that the selected individual would be prepared to step into a specific category buying role when the opportunity arises.

Developmental Category Buyer (1702388) - Florham Park, NJ

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Support the development of supply strategies for the North American region. Work closely with the business unit and the Procurement network to develop and implement sourcing strategies for products related to this portfolio.
- Lead, manage, or assist the sourcing process (e.g., RFI, RFQ, RFP) for key strategic contracts and highly complex negotiations to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for BASF.
- Serve as a relationship manager for key suppliers, which will include monitoring performance metrics, resolving claims and/or disputes, market intelligence, and other contributing factors affecting supply availability and pricing of products procured.
- Conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect industry relevant information and rationalizing to assess impact current and future to BASF.
- Support purchase order creation and processing as appropriate.
- Provide assistance with special projects within Procurement.

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 is required. A degree in Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, or a related field is a plus.
- A minimum of 2 years of manufacturing and/or corporate working experience.
- Commercial experience is desirable.
- Strong ability to lead and influence others.
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills with business value creation know-how.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to manage relationships with internal partners, as well as suppliers
- Must be team-oriented and capable of working in a multi-task environment with ability to make and implement decisions with limited information.

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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