BASF Regional Category Buyer - Safety Equipment & Technical Lubricants - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas

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.

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 have a great opportunity for a Regional Category Buyer, Safety Equipment & Technical Lubricants to join our Houston, TX, team and support the day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assigned category mix.

Regional Category Buyer, Safety Equipment & Technical Lubricants (1701486) – Houston, TX

You will support the North American region in the development of category strategies, providing regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics. You 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.

You will have a high level of autonomy and your supervision is limited to strategic direction.

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

  • Provide relationship management 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.

  • Work with all areas of BASF (Operations, Engineering, Accounting, EHS, Tax, etc.) and all levels of BASF (Hourly to Sr VPs), global and regional.

  • Work with a wide range of suppliers and multiple levels within the supplier’s organization to meet the needs of BASF.

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…

  • BS/BA, preferably in engineering, marketing, supply chain or related field. MBA degree is a plus

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering/Operations and/or Sales and Marketing is highly desirable

  • Exposure to strategy development is desirable; exposure to contracts and negotiations is desirable; experience in industrial manufacturing environments is a plus; experience in leading cross functional and cross BU teams is a plus

  • 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

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

  • Contract negotiation skills

  • Proficiency in Market knowledge, strategy development and implementation

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: N-FPN-Regional Procurement North America

Title: Regional Category Buyer - Safety Equipment & Technical Lubricants - Houston, TX

Location: TX-Houston

Requisition ID: 1701486