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Expert Game Theory & Advanced Auctioning in Global Procurement (m/f/d)

  • Ludwigshafen Am Rhein, GERMANY
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description


The Global Procurement division is responsible for BASF's purchasing activities worldwide. We negotiate contracts that provide BASF with tangible added value. Our focus is on the procurement of raw materials, technical goods and services as well as logistics solutions. Our comprehensive market know-how and deep understanding of value-adding chains make us a valuable partner for the operating divisions.


In BASF´s Global Procurement, you will be part of the Center of Excellence - Negotiations and Analytics. You will leverage game theory and mechanism design to optimize procurement´s competitiveness in auctions and negotiations.

·  You take responsibility within a project team for the application of game-theory/mechanism design in high-volume awarding projects. 
·  You use your scientific and analytical knowledge to develop innovative awarding concepts together with the Global procurement team.
·  Moreover, you are part of cross-functional workshops to secure comparability of suppliers and negotiation scenarios, help to develop advanced negotiation trainings and teach category teams.
·  You support to sustainably implement the methodology of game theory within BASF procurement and herewith help to turn procurement into a strategic value driver.
·  In addition, you deepen your knowledge by practical with external experts in the field of game theory.
·  You work together with the Advanced Analytics and Risk Management team to enrich the preparation of awarding projects and strategies.


·  master´s degree in the field of Economics, (Applied) Mathematics, Computer Science or a similar background
·  preferably experience in game theoretic awarding projects
·  strong strategic mindset and analytical skills that enable you to quickly familiarize yourself with complex and challenging environments
·  very good communication skills and fluency in either German or English
·  the ambition to become a project lead for large-scale game theory projects and moderator of cross-functional workshops


·  An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance.
·  Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.
·  A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority.
·  Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.


Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Please reach out to: Danuta Münch,  


First information about our application process can be found here:


BASF SE, located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, is the corporate headquarters of the BASF Group and part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. BASF stands for competence in chemistry since 1865 and is represented today in the world's major consumer markets, with a wide range of products. As the largest employer in the region, BASF SE offers multiple career opportunities for students, university graduates and professionals providing also training in over 30 professions. Leisure, sports, culture and a good infrastructure characterize the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, in which BASF is also involved with numerous activities. Learn more about BASF SE at

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