START IN Coatings | Procurement

Start your career with us in Procurement.


With our START IN Coatings trainee programs, you will be involved from day one in some very demanding tasks, exciting projects and assume responsibility to help to prepare you for your future activities. Each START IN Coatings program is tailored exactly to meet your personal requirements. Bring along your creativity, your passion and your pioneering spirit to BASF and get off to a great start in your vocational career with us!

BASF Coatings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF. Our coatings provide surfaces with protection, color and gloss. In terms of automotive OEM paints, automotive refinish products and coatings for industrial applications, we are the industry's global player. Innovative solutions, close partnership with our customers and global presence are the key success factors of our teams.

You are just what we are looking for in START IN Coatings Procurement if you are a university graduate with a background in Natural Science, Engineering Science or Industrial Engineering specializing in Marketing, Sales or Procurement, with or without a doctorate. Excellent German and English language skills along with the relevant hands-on-training and international experience are required.

You are characterized by your confident manner, communication strengths and a marked sense of responsibility. Ideally, you have already gathered some experience in project management. Mobility and flexibility should be second nature to you. You can also convince us in a face-to-face interview of your personal strengths such as your pronounced team ability and wide-ranging commitment skills!

The flexibly and individually-designed program lasts between 18 and 24 months and it will help you to prepare for your future intended position. Several stages in various units such as, for example, Global Category Management or Marketing/Sales will provide you with fascinating experience of practical work and projects in an interdisciplinary working environment, that may also be linked to an international assignment.

You will be accompanied by personal mentors from the management area for the entire duration of your program. Regular feedback discussions, coupled with extensive qualification measures support you in your vocational and personal development. Regular network events will enable you to establish contacts quickly – including to trainees at other group companies and locations.