Global Project Manager – Iselin, NJ
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 thesafety 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 Project Manager (1805680) ? Iselin, NJ Where the Chemistry Happens We are seeking a professional like you to drive Catalysts? (CC) procurement spend optimization project by running the project management office for the pilot project, as well as the follow-up implementation around the globe. The project targets to develop a tool kit that allows us to further optimize the procurement spend from a site perspective. In addition, the role will be vital to further enhance transparency related to the overall procurement spend and savings projects for the Catalyst division and drive a more stringent follow-up and implementation of saving opportunities. Formula for SuccessDemonstrating your extensive experience in managing global teams across different functions and businesses, you will drive the definition of a standard procurement spend optimization tool kit across different sites, regions and BUs utilizing existing structures and resources for CC globally.Leveraging your education and extensive experience in project management, sales/ business management/ procurement and/or management consulting, you will run the project management office for pilot (as well as follow-up) projects with a very complex portfolio mix across direct and indirect procurement targeting a a significant contribution to the bottom line results of Catalysts.Your proven project management skills will be essential as you manage a project team, including external consultants, responsible for the direction, planning, coordination and actions of the team.Your strong business acumen and process understanding to identify and optimize from end to end will be vital as you drive change process for CC globally.Utilizing your experience in procurement processes, you will create transparency on overall procurement spent across different categories and regions incl. packaging and logistics for CC globally.Your robust analytical skills will be a valued asset as you initiate, review, challenge and track saving projects globally across global categories. It is anticipated that this role will have approximate 30% travel, including international travel.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.Apply for this job.