BASF Regional Category Buyer Construction & Maintenance (m/f) in Münster, Germany

Job Field : Procurement

Location : Münster,DEU

Company : BASF Coatings GmbH

Job ID : EN57123428ONLE1

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 Project Procurement & Technical Services Europe unit, you will implement the purchasing strategy of BASF in the areas of construction, assembly and installation.

  • You will ensure that our sites receive a sustainable and competitive supply of technical services.

  • As the first point of contact, you will advise engineers, technicians and internal and external business partners in case of issues regarding the services and products purchased by you.

  • You are familiar with our purchasing markets as well as with our contractors' cost structures and cost trends and will be responsible for supplier relationship management.

  • You will manage the contracts you have prepared over their entire term, will negotiate claims and will be responsible for non-conformance management.

  • You will identify potential for development and value generation.

What we expect

  • You have a degree in business and economics or business and engineering and ideally have gained several years of professional experience in purchasing.

  • In the areas of procurement management, purchasing processes and purchasing guidelines you have extensive knowledge and skills.

  • You are also familiar with the legal fundamentals that apply in purchasing and with contract drafting as well as contract negotiations.

  • You are a proficient user of SAP R/3 COBALT, especially Business Warehouse, and of the MS Office programs.

  • You persuade others during presentations and negotiations in both German and English.

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.