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Category Specialist - Transportation Procurement - Florham Park, NJ

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.
We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015.
Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
We are seeking a Category Specialist, Transportation Procurement, support the execution of transportation category strategies and provide operational support for vendor maintenance. Category Specialist, Transportation Procurement (1700721) You will have a unique opportunity to support all 12 business units across multiple shipping/delivery locations and various functional departments. You will report to the Team Lead of Transportation Specialists and will receive project direction from the Domestic Transportation Category Manager. Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Lead project work to support category strategies that improve cost and service performance (examples include inbound/outbound matching, shipper of choice improvements, carrier performance monitoring & improvement)
  • Create and maintain all Carrier master data in Pastis Web, maintain vendor/carrier repository and communicate updates regularly to all relevant internal and 3PL business partners.
  • Create and maintain all Material Freight Group numbers (MFGs) required for Rail and Liquid Bulk.
  • Provide analytical support for major RFQ bidding events and ad hoc analysis to generate savings and better service levels for our customers.
  • During peak high volume workloads, serve as a team backup encompassing all modes of transportation (Marine, Rail, Truckload, etc.).
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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years professional work experience required. Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, Finance degrees, a plus.
  • Transportation, Supply Chain and/or Procurement operations experience a plus
  • Proficient in transportation modules in SAP a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results working in cross-functional teams required.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to achieve results through collaboration with team members that do not report directly to position.
  • Project management experience, a plus