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BASF Regional Category Mgr - Bulk Trans in Florham Park, New Jersey

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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 Large Employers in 2021. 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!

Regional Category Manager – Bulk Transportation (2103047)– Florham Park, NJ

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for designing, developing and implementing an innovative and competitive North American procurement strategy for Bulk Transportation (Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Intermodal, Rail to Truck Transloading, ISO Drayage and ISO Depot Storage) to drive long-term sustainable results for our businesses. You will manage the service offering design, negotiation strategy, optimization, and development of the bulk transportation marketspace. You will have direct supervision of four buyers and ensure adherence to harmonized procurement processes, systems, and compliant standards for a spend of 220 million USD. You will interact with multiple levels in Business Units, Transport Operations, Lead Logistics Providers and Bulk Transportation Providers to bring end-to-end transportation solutions that will improve service levels and support growth.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education and related experience in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business, Transportation and Distribution, you will manage Bulk Transportation Procurement Strategy & Provider Selection.

  • Using your strong project management skills with an ability to drive change, you will focus on innovation, new service concepts, and digitization strategy and execution.

  • Your robust ability to successfully interact within all disciplines and levels of the BASF organization to gain consensus and successfully deliver change.

  • Your strong leadership skills (communication, collaboration, negotiation, presentation, etc.) will serve you well as you handle provider and business interactions.

  • Your self-motivated work style combined with your ability to set priorities and make independent decisions will be essential as you work to carry out company and procurement-wide initiatives.

  • Demonstrating your strong knowledge of BASF’s supply chain structures, platforms, and systems, you will execute a carrier program that outperforms peer companies and provides BASF with a competitive advantage.

  • Your strong research and negotiation ability will aid you in providing information on current Bulk Transportation procurement activities and market trends, as well as in the preparation & execution of major regional negotiations – ensuring alignment with relevant internal stakeholders and partners like Supply Chain Management, EHS, Legal, etc.

  • Your robust analytical ability will aid you as you effectively analyze provider bids, contract nuances, supply chain costs, and service analytics.

  • Relying on your demonstrated entrepreneurial skill set and ability to lead a team, you will be responsible for supervising a team of direct reports.

Leadership Expectations : As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

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: GPD/RN-Logistics Procurement-60000840

Title: Regional Category Mgr - Bulk Trans

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2103047

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