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As a buyer you secure BASF’s global pole position


In procurement you will buy technical goods, raw materials, services, and logistics solutions.

Our procurement activities cover whatever is needed to produce and distribute BASF products, for example raw materials, technical goods or logistics services. We work with competitive suppliers who sustainably contribute to the value of BASF and our customers.

Would you like to work in international procurement and manage intercultural, virtual teams? Then start your career at BASF! Join us directly after your Master's and apply for one of our open positions. Or you can apply for our START IN Procurement trainee program at the company's head office.

You can, of course, also send us an unsolicited application - we are always looking for qualified employees!

We are looking for above-average graduates with a business background - with or without a doctorate. Excellent German and English skills are a must.

In an interview you can convince us of your strengths, such as capacity for team work and flexibility. From the very first day you will be responsible for your own work area; your introduction is on the job.

Join us as a buyer or business analyst. Here, you are responsible for the professional procurement of raw materials, technical goods or logistics services for our global production locations.

As an alternative to direct entry you can also apply for our 24-month START IN Procurement trainee program.

The central procurement functions are based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. There are also deployment opportunities in most German and European locations.

The functions of buyer and business analyst include, for example, buying specific products and services, negotiating with suppliers and implementing supply concepts.

As a trainee in our START IN Procurement program, you will take on demanding tasks as a buyer or business analyst from the very start. Initially, you will work on projects and will then be responsible for higher operational tasks for the main duration of the program.

BASF offers you a wide range of training opportunities. We support our new employees in developing their personal skills and competencies via self-learning offers, needs-led specialist and management seminars, workshops and conferences. In our Procurement Academy you can deepen your procurement expertise.