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BASF Technical Specialist II in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Technical Specialist II, Construction Solutions – Charlotte, NC

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The Construction Solutions Group (CSG) is dedicated to bringing innovative formulated solutions to our customers in the construction industry by combining the entire BASF portfolio of products and services. BASF has an opening for a Technical Specialist within the Construction Coatings segment of our Construction Solutions business.

We are seeking a professional like you to support multiple applications areas and customers of varying complexity. The Technical Specialist role is responsible for supporting and bringing formulated solutions to our customers and should have experience with waterborne emulsion formulation techniques within the construction coatings industry. Experience involving air-weather barrier coatings, waterproofing coatings, and/or roof coatings is preferred.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a team focused on bringing technological innovations to the market and solving challenging problems in the laboratory for our customers. You will bridge the divide between R&D and application development as you support achieving our customers’ goals. This role is responsible for utilizing the entire BASF portfolio and working in a collaborative manner to resolve customer challenges, identifying new opportunities, and participating in the BASF global technical community.

Formula for Success:

Key responsibilities include the following:

• Support BASF customers with in-depth technical knowledge in the art of formulating waterborne latexes, preferably in construction coatings applications.

• Entrepreneurial mindset – candidate is expected to stay current with trends, development and innovations in the Construction Coatings industry.

• Utilizes in-depth technical know-how of products, test methods, and industry standard applications within the construction and coatings industries to support customers and develop new and innovative technical opportunities to expand the business.

• Candidate will be familiar with the competitive landscape and products, maintain knowledge of customer application testing, support business growth through participation at trade shows/conferences, participate in industry organizations to represent BASF interests, and be able to train direct and indirect customers on BASF products and processes.

• Works as an individual contributor by developing and testing formulated solutions for customer applications. Coaches/mentors the CSG Technical Specialists, Chemists, and Laboratory Technicians.

• Owns the technical relationships with selected customers. Establishes relationships and becomes the trusted advisor with the customer’s technical community to facilitate growth opportunities.

• Provides both remote and on-site customer support to ensure long-term customer loyalty including state of the art customer consulting and training.

• Proactively pursues and focuses on execution of customer-driven innovations and new application fields and manages joint development projects with full accountability.

• Assists strategic account manager and account managers in the selling process through formulated solutions development, technical relationship management, and operations support and troubleshooting.

• Assists marketing managers in developing value propositions, marketing collateral and actively maintaining the product development pipeline for markets of expertise.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and industrial experience in one or more of the fields: construction coatings, sealants, adhesives, and/or nonwovens.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).

  • Experience with development and application testing of emulsion polymers and formulations in the construction coatings industry.

  • Demonstrated industry technical leadership and technology/product line application experience.

  • Excellent track record of working with multi-faceted teams through knowledge-sharing, coaching and mentoring

  • Experience utilizing statistical design of experiment tools in R&D environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify R&D opportunities through interaction and knowledge of markets, industry, and customers.

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Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-EDN/DC-Construction and Fiber Bonding-63008354

Title: Technical Specialist II

Location: NC-Charlotte

Requisition ID: 2103276

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