BASF Global Category Buyer (m/f) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

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Job Field: Procurement

Location: Ludwigshafen, DE

Company: BASF SE

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN56835963ONLE7

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect

As Global Category Buyer for our IT Procurement you will develop, implement and monitor the global BASF procurement strategy in your area.

  • You will work closely with internal business partners and the category buyers from different regions to effectively implement the agreed procurement processes.

  • Within a global team you will be responsible for supplying your respective BASF Group sites reliably with the products and services of the global IT market.

  • You will be the main contact for suppliers for improving efficiency in terms of reliability of supply and price as well as risk management.

What we expect

  • After university graduation you have gained extensive experience in relevant areas of business management. Ideally you demonstrate practical experience in the field of procurement management and tools, for example SAP.

  • You have highly developed strategic and analytical skills.

  • Your communication skills are above average and your German and English abilities allow you to cooperate with a team of category buyers, internal business partners and suppliers in an international context.

  • You are open to intercultural exchange and you enjoy working in a highly motivated Team.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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