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BASF Technical Buyer - Freeport, TX in Freeport, Texas

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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 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Technical Buyer (1903827) – Freeport, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to join our Freeport, TX team and support the day-to-day procurement activities for the assigned category mix and locations.

In this role, you will support your assigned sites and businesses with their procurement needs and will act as a first point of contact for the sites while coordinating within Procurement. You will routinely engage with the associated business units and suppliers to align supplier capabilities with BASF strategic priorities and explore creative and strategic supply solutions for new and existing technical materials and services. You will also support the North American region in the development of category strategies, providing regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics. Additionally, you will run reports in SAP and work with Master Data, performing analysis and data management.

You will have a reasonably high level of autonomy and will need to proactively align internally within procurement and your supervisor to ensure effectiveness and strategic alignment.

Formula for Success

  • Demonstrating your skills in contract negotiations, you will lead and manage the sourcing process (RFI, RFQ, RFP, etc.) for key contracts and complex negotiations to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for BASF.

  • Leveraging your education in Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, or a related field combined with your professional experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering/Operations and/or Sales and Marketing, you will provide relationship management 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.

  • Your proficiency in market knowledge will serve you well as you conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect industry relevant information and rationalizing to assess impact current and future to BASF.

  • Supporting the development of supply strategies for the North American region, you will work closely with the sites and the Procurement Category Management to develop and implement sourcing strategies for products related to this portfolio.

  • Being team-oriented and capable of working in a multi-task environment will be a valued asset as you support the purchase order creation and processing as appropriate.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will work with all areas of BASF (Operations, Engineering, Accounting, EHS, Tax, etc.) and all levels of BASF, both global and regional.

  • Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills will be essential as you work with a wide range of suppliers and multiple levels within the supplier’s organization to meet the needs of BASF.

  • Travel will be up to 20% for this role.

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.

This position requires all candidates to either currently possess or obtain and maintain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) Card from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: G-FPI/NHH-Regional Procurement Hub Houston-63003200

Title: Technical Buyer - Freeport, TX

Location: TX-Freeport

Requisition ID: 1903827