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BASF Procurement Counsel - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas

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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 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 2019. 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!

Procurement Counsel (1904205) – Houston, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to serve as Procurement Counsel at our site in Houston, TX. To serve in this role, you need to be admitted to practice in Texas or another U.S jurisdiction with the ability to practice law in-house in Texas. This is an excellent opportunity for you to further your skills and demonstrate your ability to manage a diverse workload and work under pressure with tight deadlines. Any prior experience you may have in manufacturing (particularly chemicals) and/or technical procurement/ engineering services is preferred. This position will report to a Senior Attorney located at the Houston, TX office.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your legal education from an accredited U.S. law school and your current experience working in a law firm or practicing as in-house counsel, you will provide pragmatic, strategic and day-to-day legal advice and support to executives, business management and operational personnel of BASF Technical Procurement and Engineering with an emphasis on engineering services, capital equipment acquisition, plant turnarounds and facility maintenance, transportation (motor carrier, rail, marine) and other services.

  • Demonstrating your current experience analyzing, preparing and conducting strategic negotiations for a broad array of commercial transactions in relevant areas with emphasis on technical procurement, you will draft, review and revise a variety of agreements, including procurement and services agreements and other third-party vendor agreements in support of day-to-day transactions such as advising on application of relevant laws and regulations on transactions in various jurisdictions.

  • Your demonstrated ability to effectively influence, communicate and interact with diverse groups at all levels of the organization as well as with external stakeholders will be essential.

  • Being team-oriented and having a collaborative work style, you will coordinate with regional legal teams on legal issues that impact their respective region.

  • Your strong negotiation skills and ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions will aid you as you lead internal and external negotiations, help structure transactions and draft or review transactional documents ranging from the simple to sophisticated and complex (including EPC transactions).

  • Relying on your demonstrated ability to adapt to a changing environment, you will identify issues requiring input and support of business and functional support units (e.g., intellectual property, tax, litigation, regulatory, and/or compliance counsel, risk management, finance and EH&S) and establish and manage such cross-functional teams to ensure complete and efficient resolution of all matters/transactions.

  • As a subject matter expert, you will provide compliance and legal training on relevant BASF policies, procedures and legal issues to meet the above referenced clients’ needs.

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: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN/B-Legal Commercial-63020436

Title: Procurement Counsel - Houston, TX

Location: TX-Houston

Requisition ID: 1904205