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BASF Regional Category Manager - Packaged Transportation in Florham Park, New Jersey

Now hiring! Regional Category Manager - Packaged Transportation

Florham Park, NJ - Hybrid

Come create chemistry with us!

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for designing, developing and implementing an innovative and competitive North American procurement strategy for Packaged Transportation (Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Intermodal, Drayage, Expedite) to drive long-term sustainable results for our businesses.

You will manage the service offering design, negotiation strategy, optimization, and development of the packaged transportation marketspace. You will have direct supervision of four buyers and ensure adherence to harmonized procurement processes, systems, and compliant standards for a spend of $350M USD. You will interact with Business Units, Transport Operations, Lead Logistics Providers and Packaged Transportation Providers to bring end-to-end transportation solutions that will improve service levels and support growth.

As a Regional Category Manager - Packaged Transportation, you create chemistry by...

  • Supervising a team of direct reports, relying on your demonstrated entrepreneurial skill set and ability to lead a team. As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people.

  • Managing Packaged Transportation Procurement Strategy & Provider Selection, focusing on innovation, new service concepts, and digitization strategy and execution, handling provider and business interactions.

  • Setting priorities and making independent decisions to carry out company and procurement-wide initiatives.

  • Executing a carrier program that outperforms peer companies and provides BASF with a competitive advantage.

  • Providing information on current Packaged Transportation procurement activities and market trends, as well Assisting in the preparation & execution of major regional negotiations ensuring alignment with relevant internal stakeholders and partners like Supply Chain Management, EHS, Legal, etc.

  • Effectively analyzing provider bids, contract nuances, supply chain costs, and service analytics.

If you...

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business, Transportation and Distribution.

  • Have 7+ years of experience on related positions, or at least 5 years of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain.

  • Possess strong project management skills and the ability to drive change, (PMP certification, nice to have).

  • Have strong leadership skills (communication, collaboration, negotiation, presentation, etc.) and have the ability to manage teams.

  • Are self-motivated and have analytical skills, and a work style.

  • Have a strong knowledge of supply chain structures, platforms, and systems (such as SAP).

Create your own chemistry with you@BASF

At BASF, you will have the chance to do meaningful work towards building a more sustainable future. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, BASF provides you with access to a wide range of elements to help you be your best. It’s what we call you@BASF . We are committed to providing benefits, programs, and opportunities that support our employees’ overall well-being, personal growth, and a safe, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.

Just some of the many benefits we offer include:

  • Flexible work arrangements whenever possible

  • Highly competitive retirement savings plan with company match and investment options

  • Well-being programs that include comprehensive mental health support for you and your household family members

  • Family forming benefits (fertility, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, maternity/parental leave, and more)

  • Back-up child and elder care with discount programs for families of all ages and stages

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities that allow you to share, learn, and thrive

  • Matching gifts program that allows you to deepen the impact of your contributions to qualified charities.

  • Employee crisis support for when the unexpected happens

  • Access to our BASF wine cellar, employee discounts, and much more!

About us

As one of the largest chemical companies in North America we have been finding solutions for your everyday needs and addressing the most complex economic, environmental, and sustainability challenges for more than 150 years!

At BASF we empower our employees with the tools, guidance and opportunities they need to advance and succeed in work and life. Giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfill your personal ambitions is what helps us create chemistry. After all, our success is linked to yours. Whatever path you envision, BASF is a great place to build a rewarding, successful career.

Belong to Something Bigger. #belongatBASF

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Equal employment opportunities

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.

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