BASF Global Category Manager (m/f/d) for Technical Equipment and Packaging in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Job Field : Procurement

Location : Ludwigshafen,DEU

Company : BASF SE

Job ID : EN57114685ONLE2

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

Our unit handles purchasing of technical equipment that is needed in order to establish and operate the production facilities of BASF, along with functional packaging.

  • You will be responsible for the development, operational implementation and monitoring of the strategy for a complex global category, will manage assigned Global Category Buyers in functional terms and will manage and participate in work on projects.

  • In addition, you will determine the overall conditions and objectives of requests for proposals, negotiate the relevant categories and approve the results.

  • You will ensure category management by defining strategic goals, achieving agreed goals and KPIs, proactively identifying potential for development and potential to generate value and implementing agreed procurement processes.

  • In the process, you will take reporting, price forecasting and market intelligence into account.

  • You will define the buying guides and carry out cross-category tasks in the area of supplier relationship management, such as market analyses and internal business partner relationship management.

What we expect

  • You have a masters degree in business and economics or natural sciences and have already gained extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts and working on projects.

  • During your activities to date, you have gained professional skills relating to IT standards as well as SAP Warehouse and SAP R/3 COBALT and have developed in-depth professional knowledge and skills in procurement management.

  • You are a capable and strong communicator in both German and English in dialogue with customers and employees.

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.