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Tactical Buyer - Source to Contract (Thai Speaker)

Job Field: Procurement

Location: Kuala Lumpur, MY, 50000

Company: BASF Asia Pacific

Job Type: Experienced

Job ID: EN_MY_32787

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BASF Shared Services Center Kuala Lumpur was established in 2005. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the shared services center has nearly 700 employees and provides functional services in the areas of Finance, Controlling, Information Services, Human Resources, Environment, Health & Safety, Procurement and Import-Export Operations Services to BASF companies and affiliates in 17 markets across the Asia Pacific region. BASF has three other shared services centers located in Berlin and Ludwigshafen in Germany and in Montevideo, Uruguay, that cover Europe and the Americas. Objectives
  • Ensure reliable supply of assigned technical materials and services at competitive terms and the required level of quality based on a sound procurement strategy for all relevant sites in Asia Pacific in close alignment with the needs of internal Business Partners across the sub-region and in accordance to internal and external regulations
Job Description Procurement Strategy
  • Serve as key contact person for the Category Buyer, internal Business Partners, regional and local BU Account Managers and other relevant internal and external parties
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business objectives and needs of the internal Business Partners with regard to the assigned technical materials and services
  • Regularly analyze procurement conditions for key materials and services and initiate sourcing activities for supply alternatives to ensure competitive pricing and avoid single source situations
  • Support the Category Buyer in the development of regional buying channel strategies for coordinated materials and services and ensure that specific needs and circumstances of internal Business Partners are incorporated in regional and global strategies
  • Implement strategies, if applicable in close alignment with the Category Buyer, by defining strategic measures for PSP, regularly monitoring the implementation status and taking corrective actions or updating the strategy if necessary
  • Review best practices in other regions or hubs and proactively initiate projects for PSP to create value for BASF including but not limited to sustainability and value chain projects
Negotiation and Contract Management
  • Regularly communicate with the Category Buyer (if applicable), internal Business Partners, regional and local BU Account Managers and other relevant parties to ensure that demand forecasts and business needs are up to date
  • Work with internal Business Partners to harmonize specifications and decrease complexity e.g. by reducing the number of suppliers
  • Implement contracts relevant for hub by informing all stakeholders of the negotiation result, monitoring adherence to contract terms and taking corrective actions if necessary
  • Ensure that required information is updated in all relevant information systems (e.g. ERP, contract database, savings database, etc.)
Operational Procurement
  • Work as Shared Service Center functional team to provide Procurement service delivery, such as contract management, Purchase Order Management / follow up, Issue Management, Invoice Issues follow up, Material Master maintenance, Vendor master maintenance, e-RfQ support, e-Auction support, Social Labor Standards Support & etc
  • Actively monitor purchase requisitions for errors and convert to purchase orders
  • Exert accountability for the content of the purchase order by working closely with requisitions and, if applicable, Category Buyer in the hub to ensure that purchase requisitions from internal Business Partners adhere to relevant procurement strategies and contracts and that purchase orders are released to suppliers timely
  • Follow up on open purchase orders for all purchases and take actions if necessary
  • Drive operational excellence with the support of the hub by making use of procurement automation tools like outline agreements to minimize manual work
  • Coordinate the handling of issues and claims with suppliers and affected internal Business Partners, escalate issues if required, track progress in the NCM system (Non Conformance Measurement), implement corrective actions to improve customer satisfaction and ensure that NCM notifications are closed timely
  • Support the supplier performance evaluation process
  • Review best practices in other regions or hubs and proactively initiate projects for PSP to create value for BASF
Compliance and Processes
  • Execute procurement activities in line with policies and procedures (e.g. Procurement Guideline BASF Group, company procedures, BASF Code of Conduct, trade controls, etc.)
  • Document relevant steps in accordance with applicable guidelines
  • Actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement to increase operational excellence and improve documentation of processes
  • Support the optimum use of procurement tools and systems
Requirements Education
  • Tertiary education preferably in Business Administration / Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Procurement / Chemical / Engineering
Working Experience
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in procurement of technical materials / services, engineering or similar areas
  • Knowledge & experience working in SAP work environment with SAP's purchase-to-pay process
  • Work experience in Shared Service Center in Procurement / Supply Chain area is preferred
  • Must have high sense of responsibility
Technical & Professional Knowledge
  • Good understanding of commercial, economical and purchasing concepts in chemical industry
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and able to work under pressure and independently. Must have high sense of responsibility and commitment
  • Functional knowledge and skills in using Microsoft applications, i.e. Words, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin with good communication and writing skills as this position will be supporting Greater China region
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