Regional Category Buyer

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Regional Category Buyer

At BASF, wecreate chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economicsuccess with environmental protection and social responsibility, we arebuilding a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leadingchemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet thecurrent and future needs of society through science and innovation. We achievethis through our commitment to continuous improvement and operationalexcellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious,long-term goals. We provide achallenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on processsafety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operatein and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, throughan emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employeesto innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insightsfrom them to further advance our collective expertise.And we areconstantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has beenrecognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2019. Westrongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving teammembers and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executingstrategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for asustainable futureRegionalCategory Buyer (1901298) ? Southfield, MI Where the Chemistry Happens We are seeking a professional likeyou to support day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assignedcategory mix, and the implementation of category strategies.  You willprovide regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics for thedevelopment of the category strategy.  In addition, you will routinelyengage with the Chemetall Business and occasionally with other business unitsand suppliers to align supplier capabilities with BASF strategic priorities andexplore creative and strategic supply solutions for new and existing rawmaterials.  This is a regional category buying roleand will be under the functional leadership of the assigned Global CategoryManager / Global Category Buyer of that category. Your primary location will bein Southfield, Michigan and it is expected that you will be able to travel to theChemetall Blackman Township (Jackson, MI) Plant once per week which is subjectto change.   This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate any experienceyou have with BASF Coatings or Chemetall, along with automotiveexperience.  Additionally, this role willallow you to use your data analysis and or prior SAP experience.Formula for SuccessLeveraging your educational andprofessional background in Procurement or in a buying function, you will supportthe development of supply strategies for the North American region.  You will also work closely with the businessunit and the Procurement network to develop and implement sourcing strategiesfor products related to this portfolio. Using
your strong ability to lead and influence others, you will lead, manage,
or assist the sourcing process (e.g., RFI, RFQ, RFP) for key strategic
contracts and highly complex negotiations to ensure the most competitive
supply advantage for BASF. Your
excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be a valued asset in
your role as a relationship manager for key suppliers, which will include
monitoring performance metrics, resolving claims and/or disputes, market
intelligence and other contributing factors affecting supply availability
and pricing of products procured. Capitalizing
on your experience in procurement and/or buying functions, you will
conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers,
industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect relevant
industry information and rationalizing to assess impact on current and
future business. Your
solid problem-solving skills will be essential in supporting timely purchase
order creation and processing as appropriate. Engaging
across the organization, you will assist with special projects such as Six
Sigma Projects which have Procurement savings impact.?      Create Your Own Chemistry: What WeOffer You Adding value to ourcustomers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits,perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the wholeyou?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. Thetotal rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck.From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits thatinclude 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 andpersonally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.BASFprovides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities tohelp you make the most of your talents and your job.

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