BASF Regional Category Buyer/Account Manager EV- Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Regional Category Buyer supports the day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assigned category mix. This role will support the implementation of category strategies and will provide regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics for the development of the category strategy. This individual 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.

Regional Category Buyer/Account Manager EV (1701799) – Florham Park, NJ

As a Procurement Account Manager, the position is responsible for developing and managing the strategic alignment between Internal Business Partners (iBP) and Procurement to create and drive value for BASF. This will include developing and leading the Procurement and iBP relationship across all buying categories (Direct, Indirect, & Logistics). The Procurement Account Manager also is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic account plan and managing a virtual account team.

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 and manage sourcing process (RFI, RFQ, RFP, etc.) for key strategic contracts and highly complex negotiations to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for BASF.

  • Conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect industry-relevant information and rationalizing to assess current and future impact to BASF.

  • Responsible for developing and driving execution of the iBP account plan to include BU strategies, value drivers, and growth plans.

  • Manage an account team consisting of procurement professionals from multiple categories and across all units to execute the account plan.

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, with a focus in Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, or related field; Master’s degree is a plus.

  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience, preferably in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, and/or Sales and Marketing.

  • Experience in leading cross-functional and cross-business unit teams; exposure to strategy development, contracts and negotiations, and industrial manufacturing environments is a plus.

  • Ability to lead and influence others; demonstrated problem-solving skills with business value creation know-how.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to manage relationships with internal partners and suppliers; contract negotiation expertise; must have a high degree of entrepreneurial drive, with a proven track record of delivering results

  • A team-oriented professional capable of working in a multi-task environment with ability to make and implement decisions with limited information.

  • Demonstrated market knowledge, strategy development, and implementation with a focus on customer orientation; exceptional planning, organization and delegation ability

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: N-FPN-Regional Procurement North America

Title: Regional Category Buyer/Account Manager EV- Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1701799