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BASF Category Manager, CapEx in Beachwood, Ohio

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Category Manager, CapEx (1901091) – Beachwood, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Category Manager is responsible for procurement, or purchasing, of technical goods and services for the production sites and other facilities relating to capital investment and maintenance projects. The incumbent will have detailed knowledge about the equipment, materials, and supplies used in industry, and the companies that sell them. The Category Manager will evaluate new and existing suppliers including subcontractors and negotiates purchase agreements with them. Also, you will ensures that purchased goods and services are delivered as promised. This includes insuring compliance to BASF EHS standards, operating procedures, business rules, etc.

Formula for Success

  • Develop, evaluate and negotiate proposals for new and existing suppliers following procurement and legal procedures to obtain the maximum benefit for the company (lead-time, cost and quality).

  • Develop, implement and drive the procurement strategies in order to optimize cost.

  • Negotiate with and manage suppliers to meet objectives related to cost, delivery performance, schedule and quality.

  • Analyze suppliers in order to select the most suitable suppliers who are able to deliver high quality products at competitive pricing.

  • Adopt appropriate supplier management methodologies and procurement strategies in purchasing to secure better prices.

  • Ensure suppliers in the region adhere to department, BU and corporate objectives as they relate to operations, cost, security, systems support (SAP), EHS, and compliance to local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Function as the Liaison between BU, Site, and the facilities in the region as a single point of contact.

  • Implement initiatives through effective Project Management

  • Select and perform internal and external cost and market comparisons (e.g. cost-benefit analysis and capabilities assessment)

  • Responsible for compliance to an annual budget

  • Perform regular performance review with suppliers to drive continuous improvements.

  • Create monthly performance reviews and reports focusing on overall sourcing requirements.

  • Ensure commercial, legal and contractual compliances in all the procurement transactions.

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/O-Operations-63017252

Title: Category Manager, CapEx

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1901091