Global Category Buyer – Precious Metals Recycling











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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 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!


Global Category Buyer – Precious Metals Recycling (2000063) - Iselin, NJ


Where the Chemistry Happens


The global precious metals recycling business is seeking a professional like you who will work closely with all BASF business units to ensure competitive and sustainable services are obtained for Precious Group Metals, PGMs (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, etc.).  As a Global Category Buyer in our unit CCM/R, you are part of the global procurement team. In this role, you will be responsible to understand our global needs of Precious Metal Services for all SBUs globally, develop outsourcing plans to meet those needs, and execute key strategic contracts with key vendors to meet BASF’s Global SBUs targets.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Bachelor's degree or higher and professional background in a procurement and/or business-related discipline, you will develop and implement global procurement strategies in conjunction with the individual Business Units (BUs) and BASF global procurement team.
  • Providing expertise and excellent judgement, you will negotiate new contracts and manage existing contracts on behalf of all BUs globally to achieve supply security and a cost advantage for BASF.
  • Your strong business acumen and decision-making capabilities will be a valued asset as you coordinate with all global BUs.
  • Engaging across all global businesses and proactively working with global key stakeholders (internal and external), you will ensure that services are supplied to BASF consuming sites within established parameters that are jointly set with the BUs and third-party supplier.
  • Relying on your ability to communicate with all levels and various teams inside a complex organization, you will collaborate and work very closely with different global production sites and strategic partners to deliver.

 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.


BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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Iselin, NJ, US, 08830

BASF Corporation
PROC - Procurement

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey