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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens...
Strategic Account Management at BASF revolves around the customer experience and driving profitable growth. The foundation for this is a strong team that brings specific application, industry and market knowledge in order to understand the diverse markets where we build trusting and satisfying customer relationships.
Strategic Accounts Manager - Nationwide (1701926) – Remote Position
As a Crop Protection Strategic Accounts Manager, you will be responsible for managing a major National account. You will meet BASF specified targets by creating value for the existing customer base and prospecting for new opportunities with products, services, and/or solutions from BASF.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Manage business relationships with assigned distributor(s), which may include Corporate and/or Regional Business relationships
Develop an approved 3 Year Business Plan, as part of the business planning cycle with assigned distributor(s), and function as part of the Strategic Account Team that sets and implements distribution and marketing strategy
Disseminate BASFs core strategy, distributor goals, and objectives throughout all levels of the Distributor's organization, ensuring all key influencers fully understand and support the strategic direction and goals
Communicate and facilitate sales responsibilities with Regional and District managers, allowing for effective business solutions to be developed representing mutually successful and profitable results; Ensure BASF is positioned as a preferred supplier
Identify business opportunities for assigned distributor(s); Work with relevant BASF groups to provide required resources to meet such opportunities; Set and agree to stretch targets with Distributor and BASF Management that will be monitored monthly
Where you'll work...
You'll be based in a location that has easy access to an airport, allowing you to service your National account. Your main territory will be primarily composed of IA & MN, with the accounts spanning as far as TX. Our opportunities can take you all over the world...
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.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You...
BA/BS with 10+ years of experience in Field Sales Management, Marketing, and/or Business Development -OR- MS/MBA with 8+ years of experience in Field Sales Management, Marketing, and/or Business Development
Experience with Account Management
Demonstrated understanding of the distribution system, business cycles and competitive relationships of distribution accounts
Proven leadership skills, excellent communications and interpersonal skills, persuasive selling and demonstrated negotiation skills; Highly self-motivated and goal orientated with a proven record of goal attainment; Diversity of thinking, organizational awareness, ability to think strategically and creatively and to act as a change agent
We Also Look For...
Educational degree in Business, Agriculture Business, Agricultural Science or Related Field
Experience in Field Sales Management, Marketing, and/or Business Development within the Agricultural field
Experience with Regional or National Accounts
Strong business acumen and demonstrated understanding of the agricultural market, specifically the relationship of the Distributor/Channel partner within the major row-crop and specialty US Crop markets
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the... current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.