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BASF Category Manager (m/w/d) Procurement in Illertissen, Germany

Job Field : Procurement

Location : Illertissen,DEU

Company : BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Job ID : EN57779632ONLE1

Bread stays fresh and crisp for longer, cakes are light and fluffy and omega 3 oils contribute to a healthy lifestyle. All these products contain ingredients from BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, in Illertissen. We develop and produce a large range of ingredients for the Food Ingredients Industry, all based on natural, renewable resources.

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What you can expect

In this position within our Direct Procurement unit, you will be responsible for purchasing food ingredients and additives and will assume responsibility for procurement of milk proteins, oils containing laurin and fatty acids.

  • In your role, you will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring our global and regional purchasing strategies.

  • You will improve purchasing prices from the standpoint of total cost and will prepare forecasts relating to future purchase price development. You will stipulate the overall conditions and objectives of RFPs and negotiations and will implement these.

  • Working closely with the product management, you will optimize the portfolio and perform market analyses and supplier evaluations toward this aim.

  • In addition, you will manage and support projects in cooperation with suppliers and internal business partners.

  • Supporting our product development and application technology teams in the procurement of samples will also be among your responsibilities.

What we expect

  • You have a degree in business administration or business and engineering.

  • In addition, you have several years of professional experience in purchasing in the food industry, ideally in procurement of oleochemicals and milk proteins.

  • Procurement is your passion. Negotiation skills, determination and the ability to get things done, and process-oriented and cost-effective thinking and actions are among your strengths.

  • You also have a clearly organized and thorough working style and take a solution-oriented approach with creativity and a poised, confident manner.

  • You are conscious of deadlines, costs and figures and have an affinity for food, enjoy shaping things and are passionate about products.

  • Fluent business German and English and good MS Office skills are also required.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.