BASF Global Category Manager (m/f) in Münster, Germany

Job Field : Procurement

Location : Münster,DEU

Company : BASF Coatings GmbH

Job ID : EN57313331ONLE1

The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints and applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world.

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What you can expect

Within our Coating Resins unit, you will assume functional leadership for the global category of aliphatic isocyanates. You will also be responsible for achieving targets and KPIs.

  • You will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the strategy for a global category and for setting overall conditions and the objectives of tenders, along with negotiations.

  • With internal Business Partners and with suppliers you will work closely.

  • Your tasks will include preparing reports, market analyses and price forecasts and introducing agreed procurement processes.

  • You will identify potential for development and potential to generate value and will be responsible for tapping into these forms of potential.

What we expect

  • After completing your degree in business and economics or natural sciences, you have gained several years of professional experience in the commercial and business segment, such as in purchasing, marketing and/or sales.

  • Ideally, you have already led a team in an international environment and have acquired extensive skills and knowledge in the fields of project management and conducting negotiations.

  • You are a proficient user of the MS Office products and SAP.

  • Your excellent German and English language skills allow you to persuade others in discussions and to present your work results vividly and understandably.

We offer

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

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