Senior Procurement Specialist – Indirect Procurement

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BASF’s regional division EMEA includes Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.

What you can expect

Responsible for the sourcing of Indirect Procurement items for South Africa and Sub- Sahara. Secure supply which matches internal customers’ needs and provide competitive pricing for materials / services in assigned categories, thus ensuring material / service suitability and continuity of supply. Negotiate pricing for materials / services not covered by global contracts. Ensure best value through identifying the most appropriate supply sources. Core responsibilities will include the following:

  • Coordinate and negotiate key supply programs across multiple sites, ensuring that appropriate contracts with suppliers are being put in place
  • Ensure achievement of targeted KPIs (e.g. savings generated and recorded)
  • Assure appropriate and ethical conduct in BASF’s dealings with outside firms
  • Ensure cooperation, development and implementation of global strategies
  • Develop, maintain and implement strategies for regional and local categories
  • Ensure effective implementation of agreed procurement processes and compliance of supplier base and ensure requisition processes are documented and followed in the Group
  • Implement and administer the purchasing policies, procedures and key supply programs ensuring full support and buy-in of Internal Business Partners
  • Utilize Procurement tools and processes based on global procurement strategies in a business partner-orientated mode of operation
  • Develop and implement measures to improve the preferential procurement element of BASF’s B-BBEE scorecard
  • Continuously evaluate supplier performance and ensure effective and efficient supplier relationship management

What we expect

  • University degree in Business Administration or similar tertiary qualification
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with at least 2 different jobs in a related area (e.g. Finance, Sales, Supply Chain Management) and Strategic Procurement
  • Strong analytical, negotiating and contracting skills
  • Good IT skills preferably in an integrated system environment (SAP)
  • High level of integrity and attention to detail

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. BASF is an equal opportunity employer which we embrace diversity and the principles of employment equity.

Closing date for applications: 24 October 2019

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