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Local Procurement Representative


Job Field: Procurement
Location: Minato, JP
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_JP_25604

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Background of the position

  • Procurement for BTBM, a joint venture company of BASF Japan
  • Newly established position due to change of procurement scope
  • Provide market intelligence for category strategy development
  • Fulfill primary procurement contact for BTBM at assigned sites

Main Areas of Responsibilities and Key Activities

(Purchase to Strategy): On request by Category Manager or Category Buyer (channeled via Hub Management):

  • Provide market intelligence for category strategy development for Global and Regional Categories
  • Provide information on business requirements

(Source to Contract): For Local Categories, accountable and responsible for S2C activities:

  • Prepare and execute RfX (goods / services package, RfX type and approach, requirements, roles for negotiation, list of suppliers, alternatives to negotiated agreement)
  • Evaluate incoming offers and, if applicable, perform bonus/malus evaluation
  • Negotiation & contract award: determine optimal negotiation / award alternative, award goods / services package to supplier(s) and align with functional hierarchy if required
  • Contract implementation & monitoring: manage contracts and decide on appropriate actions, including supply issues
  • Escalation point for NCM management
  • Collect required documents from supplier(s) for master data processes
  • Approve PO / Contract in SAP
  • Local supplier management: identification of suppliers and supplier development (on request for Global and Regional Categories)

(Others): Fulfill primary role as contact for assigned sites:

  • Understand business needs, agree on site-specific measures and projects (“site activity plan”); drive implementation with Account Manager, Category Buyers and other Local Procurement Representatives
  • Report on procurement activity to business management, including price forecasts and capex projects
  • Provide language support on request from Global and Regional Category Teams (aligned with Hub Management)
  • Coordinate small CAPEX projects in alignment with relevant Category Buyers
  • Act as contact for local compliance issues and ensure compliance with local regulations
  • Train users at sites for procurement process (incl. systems SAP & ARIBA)

Minimum Education and Qualification required for the Position

  • University (e.g. Master + min.2 yrs in a relevant position or Bachelor + min 4 yrs in 2 diff. relevant positions)
  • Working experience in Procurement (Direct or Indirect)
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of supplier, market environment, products and technologies within respective area
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and guidelines
  • Good language skills in English
  • Excellent communication skills

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