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Procurement Agent - Geismar, LA Job

Date: Jun 9, 2017

Location: Geismar, LA, US

Company: BASF

Procurement Agent - Geismar, LA-1702124

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2017.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a Procurement Agent to join the Southeast Hub Procurement Team.

At BASF, We Create Chemistry - and have been doing so for 150 years. As the world's leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection to oil and gas.

Further information on BASF is available on the internet at or in the Social Media Newsroom at

You will serve as the Procurement Agent/Site Account Manager for multiple manufacturing sites.

Procurement Agent (1702124) – Geismar, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Perform all aspects of procurement for construction, maintenance, engineering, and facility services for assigned sites, including:
- Account Planning/Target Setting
- Sourcing/RFQ
- Contract negotiation
- Contract management
- Develop business KPIs to ensure terms and conditions are met
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Interface with suppliers for understanding of service capabilities and resolution of disputes.
- Act as the primary contact for internal Business Partners (iBP) at assigned sites.
- Interact with site leadership on a frequent basis.
- Engage with production, engineering and maintenance departments to coordinate technical specifications, approved suppliers, and project schedules.
- Understand iBP needs and drive development of Site Account Plans and Site Activity Plans (joint target setting).
- Consistently challenge the status quo to identify opportunities (e.g., savings, innovation, process improvements) in collaboration with the sites.
- Support the Category Buyers (GCBs/GCMs) by providing input on market conditions and supply sources for the development and implementation of the category strategies.
- Coordinate small Capital Expense (CAPEX) projects in alignment with relevant Category Buyers.
- Act as contact for local compliance issues and ensure compliance with local regulations.
- Interact with other internal functions such as Legal, Insurance, and Tax to ensure contractual terms are protecting BASF.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a Supply Chain or Logistics focus preferred; advanced degree is a plus.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering, Maintenance, EHS, or Industrial Manufacturing.
- Demonstrated achievement of results including generation of savings, value creation, and managing supplier relationships.
- Experience with cross-functional teams to collaborate for achievement; must be team-oriented, and capable of working in a multi-task environment
- Familiarity with developing or implementing a Project Plan is desired
- Strong negotiations experience a plus.
- ERP proficiency (i.e., SAP) preferred.

Primary Location: US-LA-Geismar
Function: PROC - Procurement
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-FPN-Regional Procurement North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Logistics, Relationship Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology, Customer Service