BASF Global Technical Marketing Manager - Kankakee, IL in Kankakee, Illinois

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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

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…

We are seeking a Global Technical Marketing Manager to join our Human Nutrition Technical Department. The Human Nutrition Technical Department in North America exists to support the business disciplines of Sales, Product Management and Marketing as well as customers’ technical needs, and to provide technical support and leadership for projects to develop new products, processes and customer applications. It serves customers by answering their inquiries and disseminating technical support information to them. It develops technical information to support customers’ needs and projects. Globally the Technical Marketing Manager provides comprehensive, technically oriented product line support to all regions.

Global Technical Marketing Manager (1700344)

You will work collaboratively with Global Sales, Marketing and Product Managers. Additional responsibilities include: alignment with Regional Technical Application Scientists to develop solutions and demonstrate the high value of our products. Responding to customer inquiries and providing technical information and support are key to success.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide first point-of-contact for all regions and functions (e.g., regulatory, quality management, master data, operations) relating products and technology for the product lines Sterols, Natural Vitamin E and CLA

  • Provide technical support for regional sales and marketing teams to support business development (e.g., formulation support)

  • Provide technical service for all regions (e.g., NCM handling, answering of customer requests)

  • Support procurement and tolling activities (e.g., qualifications, approvals of raw materials, toller search and selection, technical support for co-manufacturers)

  • Provide decision competency on final technical specifications

  • Drive technical product development and improvement and supports R&D (e.g., definition of technical specifications, support of innovation management, training of sales and marketing managers)

  • Optimize global product portfolio by supporting Global Product Management on technical questions

  • Administer global product portfolio (e.g., technical product registration, MSDS, technical data sheets)

  • Participate in and steer customer projects mainly for established products, regarding quality assessment and smaller product variations

  • Determine and adjust product specifications and their position versus competitors (e.g., development of benchmarks and insights regarding technical differentiation, USPs)

  • Manage effective and safe operation of general laboratory instrumentation

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…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field is required with an advanced degree, preferred

  • 10 years’ experience with extensive background in nutrition & health or pharmaceutical markets

  • GMP or quality know-how (ideally pharma or food background)

  • Highly motivated and ambitious work ethic with a positive, optimistic and winning attitude combined with an academic and intellectual thinker

  • Demonstrated ability to be a valuable team contributor

  • High level of problem solving capabilities

  • Management of change know-how

Principal Accountabilities

  • Proficiency in laboratory environment

  • Organizational skills and behavior

  • Clear and effective communication skills

  • Confident presentation skills and ability to communicate with cross discipline teams


Job: GEMA - General Management

Organization: (EN)-Nutrition & Health

Title: Global Technical Marketing Manager - Kankakee, IL

Location: IL-Kankakee

Requisition ID: 1700344