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BASF Procurement Manager, Transportation and Distribution in Beachwood, Ohio

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 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.

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. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Procurement Manager, Transportation and Distribution ( 1900761) – Beachwood, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens

The incumbent will be responsible for the operational and commercial management of the Distribution Network along with the commercial management of all carrier agreements. This includes insuring compliance to BASF EHS standards, operating procedures, business rules, etc. The incumbent will also have delegated procurement authority and will be responsible for identifying and recommending strategic opportunities for both warehousing and transportation.

Formula for Success

  • Resolve day-to-day operational issues as required (e.g. following Policies & Procedures) related to warehouse, package and terminal operations with help of planners

  • Develop, evaluate and negotiate proposals for new and existing partners for new/revised commercial agreements following procurement and legal procedures

  • Function as the Liaison between BU, Site, and the facilities in the region in order to insure consistent message is sent and the Corporation has a single point of contact for that facility.

  • Ensure facilities and carriers in the region adhere to department, BU and corporate objectives as they relate to operations, cost, security, systems support (SAP), EHS, and compliance to local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Implement initiatives through effective Project Management

  • Identify and recommend strategic opportunities (operational and commercial)

  • Select and perform internal and external cost and market comparisons (e.g. cost-benefit analysis and capabilities assessment)

  • Responsible for development and compliance to an annual budget

  • Responsible for ensuring rates at warehouses and carriers are benchmarked and competitive

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: PROC - Procurement

Organization: N-EBN/A-Construction Chemicals North America-63023059

Title: Procurement Manager, Transportation and Distribution

Location: OH-Beachwood

Requisition ID: 1901076

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