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BASF Regional Category Buyer in Peekskill, New York

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In 2016 BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigments activities. With sales of about €1 billion and 2,600 employees globally, BASF Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. This global business unit fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit at .

What You'll Be Doing - We are seeking a professional like you to support day-to-day supply stream procurement activities for the assigned category mix and to support the implementation of category strategies. In the position of Local Technical Buyer within our G-EDP/GS Global Procurement unit at Colors & Effects, a brand of BASF, you will provide regional input related to supply and demand market dynamics for the development of the category strategy. You will also routinely engage with the associated plants and suppliers in an effort to align supplier capabilities with BASF strategic priorities and explore creative and strategic supply solutions for new and existing supplies, services, and equipment.

  • Development and implementation of procurement strategies and procurement processes including all connected activities

  • In alignment with internal partners, you will analyze the procurement risks and opportunities, you will implement contracts and secure a stable, reliable and profitable supply & service set up over the long term.

  • You will manage the supplier qualification and evaluation activities, you will also drive the consequent improvement activities.

  • Using your negotiation and analytical skills, you will steer negotiations with suppliers and be accountable for awarding and implementing contracts.

  • You will be responsible for developing your product/ supplier portfolio, reduce single source cases and generate savings.

  • As a subject matter expert, you will lead and manage sourcing process (RFI, RFQ, RFP, etc.) for key strategic contracts to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for BASF.

  • You will guarantee a systematic and regular follow-up of running projects and subsequent reporting.

  • You will regularly report your results to upper management.

  • Your strong strong communication skills will be a valued asset as you conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders to collect industry-relevant information to assess current and future impact to BASF. In addition, you will support purchase order creation and processing as needed.

Coloring Your World: What We Offer You …

We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family’s needs, no matter where you are in your career.

The “Total Rewards” that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, and much more.

Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs.

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

Shine With Colors & Effects! Do You Have What It Takes?


  • B.S. in business, supply chain, or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience (procurement or sales).

  • A minimum of 2 years of procurement experience.

  • Experience in manufacturing, technical or engineering functions in manufacturing environments.

  • Strong analytical skills, negotiation experience, and good technical understanding.

  • Entrepreneurial drive, have a commercial approach with strategic mindset, collaborate for achievement and strong communication skills.

  • SAP/ERP knowledge.

Bonus Points

  • Master's Degree or MBA? Great, we'll help you put those skills to work!

  • Have you worked in a Manufacturing company? Great!

  • If you have experience in a Chemical Industry, that is a plus.

Job: PROC - Procurement

Organization: G-EDP/GM-Portfolio & Supply Mgt.-63018706

Title: Regional Category Buyer

Location: NY-Peekskill

Requisition ID: 1901225