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Physical Distribution Specialist


Job Field: LOSC - Logistics, Supply Chain & Customer Service
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704109

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 has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a Physical Distribution Specialist for our Research Triangle Park, North Carolina site. BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Coordinate, support and/or facilitate daily transportation needs as driven by customer or internal demands for assigned products, plants, warehouses and bulk terminals.
  • Provide least cost transportation expense commensurate with service required.
  • Work with the Transportation Corporate Center platform to handle all transfers and expedites.
  • Manage and respond in a timely manner to resolve non-conformances and issues
  • Process regional freight invoices that were missing proper coding in a timely fashion.
  • Nurture relationships with the BASF Corp platform, third party warehouses, production sites and internal supply chain sub-departments.
  • Ensure that potential external industry, transportation, regulatory, risks are communicated in advance to allow advance contingency planning.
  • Professionally manage logistics and/or supply chain projects that focus on developing creative supply chain/physical distribution practices.
  • Support the monthly development of the Logistics KPI report and help identify cost/performance improvements
  • Facilitate a monthly supply chain planning meeting to ensure supply chain execution between U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico.
  • Perform deep-dive trend analysis on distribution non-conformances and provide recommendations for a successful path forward.
  • Provide Agricultural Products division sites with logistical support in the areas of inventory management, SAP and FIFRA regulations

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…

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain or related field with 4+ years’ work experience to include 2 years supply chain or physical distribution/order fulfillment experience.
  • Strong SAP or equivalent systems skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supply chain operations concepts.
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to identify process enhancement opportunities.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage changing or conflicting priorities.

What we would also like to see…

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain or related field with 7+ years’ work experience to include 4 years supply chain or physical distribution/order fulfillment experience.
  • Direct agricultural or related industry product experience.
  • Execution oriented with strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to multi task.
  • Strong attention to detail and business acumen to communicate performance indicators to management concisely.
  • Ability to maneuver and/or develop reports from Business Warehouse reporting systems.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter that can work with limited supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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