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BASF Physical Distribution / 3PL Logistics Specialist - Research Triangle Park, NC in Durham, North Carolina

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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 Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Third Party Logistics Specialist (2201732) – RTP, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are looking for a Third Party Logistics Specialist for our Research Triangle Park, North Carolina site. BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

Formula for Success

  • Leverage your Bachelor’s Degree and Supply Chain experience with a focus on Logistics / Warehousing / Transportation, you will act as the main point of contact for warehouse (3PL) operations and provide direct support to operations stakeholders.

  • Utilize your critical thinking and root cause analysis to help set priorities and make independent decisions needed to ensure a zero-incident safety culture mindset, to meet operational goals, and to achieve financial targets.

  • Nurture relationships with the BASF Corp platform, third party warehouses, production sites and internal supply chain sub-departments.

  • Professionally lead or oversee logistics and/or supply chain projects that focus on developing creative and more efficient supply chain/physical distribution practices.

  • Ensure that potential external industry, transportation, regulatory, risks are communicated in advance to allow advance contingency planning.

  • Work with the Transportation Corporate Center platform to ensure maximum support of the Order to Cash, Replenishment and Expedite process.

  • Support the development and compliance of monthly Logistics KPI report’s and help to identify and implement cost/performance/safety improvements.

  • Perform deep-dive root cause and/or trend analysis on distribution non-conformances and provide recommendations for a successful path forward.

  • Provide Agricultural Products division sites with logistical support in the areas of inventory management, SAP and FIFRA (EPA) regulations.

  • Manage, support, and respond in a timely manner to 3PLs with process and SAP daily challenges and recommend sustainable solutions.

Ingredients for Success

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain or related field with work experience to include 5 years supply chain or physical distribution/order fulfillment experience.

  • Strong SAP or equivalent systems skills.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supply chain operations concepts.

  • Strong customer focus and the ability to identify process enhancement opportunities.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage changing or conflicting priorities.

What we would also like to see…

  • Execution oriented with strong conflict resolution skills.

  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

  • Strong attention to detail and business acumen to communicate performance indicators to management concisely.

  • Ability to maneuver and/or develop reports from Power BI and/or Business Warehouse reporting systems.

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter that can work with limited supervision.

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: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service

Organization: N-APN/P-Manufacturing-60001692

Title: Physical Distribution / 3PL Logistics Specialist - Research Triangle Park, NC

Location: NC-Durham

Requisition ID: 2201732