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START IN Procurement

Start your career in procurement.


Raw materials, technical goods and services: central procurement management allows us to make innovative products as well as build and maintain plants – thus securing our position as the world’s leading chemical company.

START IN is our offer for young talent who persuade us with their good degree grades and their convincing personality - and who are looking for a career opportunity!

For START IN Procurement we are looking for good graduates with a business background - with or without a doctorate. We require a good command of German and English. We also expect you to convince us of your personal strengths, which must include a well-developed team spirit and flexibility for performing different tasks, in a personal interview.

From the very start you will take on demanding activities as a buyer or business analyst. You will be assigned to a unit/position and intensively trained there.

Initially, you will work on projects and will then end in higher operational tasks.

A six-month international assignment gives you the opportunity to get to know the BASF procurement community outside the headquarters in Ludwigshafen.

The 24-month trainee program grooms potential future managers in BASF’s "Procurement" unit.

From the outset and continuing throughout the program, you are supported by an experienced mentor. You also attend additional training programs (the Procurement Academy and the Supply Chain Qualification Program) as well as selected seminars. The program enables you to build networks and optimally prepares you for a wide range of assignments and development opportunities.