BASF Global Category Buyer & Regional Account Manager - Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

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!

Global Category Buyer & Regional Account Manager (1802888) – Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

The global direct procurement organization is seeking a professional like you to work closely with the Care Chemicals division to ensure a competitive and sustainable supply of products to BASF’s North American sites. As Global Category Buyer in our unit G-FPD/PC, you are part of the global Fatty Alcohol procurement team. Additionally, as Regional Account Manager for Care Chemicals in North America you are responsible for interlinking procurement on all levels of the organization while identifying new value add opportunities.

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.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your educational and professional background in procurement, you will support the development of supply strategies, working closely with the business unit and the Procurement network to develop and implement sourcing strategies for products related to this portfolio.

  • Utilizing your knowledge of the oleochemical industry, you will provide guidance to internal business partners regarding price and material availability expectations.

  • Successfully engaging across the business, you will collaborate with Commercial, Technology, Supply Chain & Manufacturing functions.

  • Driving value for the business, you will negotiate competitive terms and conditions for direct raw materials in a volatile market environment while ensuring supply.

  • Collaborating in close cooperation with the global category team, you will identify and anticipate regional and global (feedstock) market and price trends.

  • Running procurement as a business, you will challenge the status quo in an effort to identify business opportunities (savings, innovation, process improvements, etc.).

  • As a leading representative of procurement in North America, you will coordinate and improve interactions with our business partners beyond day to day activities (lead target setting process for strategic topics between procurement and the regional unit, coordinate and monitor projects, etc.)

  • There could be up to 25% travel with this role, including international travel

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: G-FPD/PC-Care Chemicals-63019876

Title: Global Category Buyer & Regional Account Manager - Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1802888