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BASF Senior Buyer in Amherst, New York

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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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior Buyer (2000898) – Amherst, NY

Where the Chemistry Happens

This position is responsible for seeking out suppliers, selecting merchandise and negotiating bills of sale for a business. Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.

  • Negotiate lowest price, consistent with required quality and service.

  • Purchase raw materials, maintenance repair, operating supplies, capital items and commodity items.

  • Create Purchase Service Agreements- interior/exterior maintenance, snow removal, hazardous waste, trash/recycle,

  • Source and re-source Develop reliable alternate sources of supply to promote a competitive atmosphere in performance and pricing.

  • Develop and maintain good supplier relations and ethics

  • Maintain continuity of supply.

  • Participate in” make or buy” decisions

  • Coordinate direct vendor to customer shipments

Formula for Success

  • A minimum of five years’ experience within this field

  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings

  • Ability to develop vendor relationships

  • Ability to work well with others

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: N-EBN/E-Business Mgmt Expansion Joints-60000504

Title: Senior Buyer

Location: NY-Amherst

Requisition ID: 2000898