BASF Technical Service Rep - (Madison) Wisconsin and Northern Illinois - Remote in Durham, North Carolina
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Technical Service Representative – (2202414) – (Madsison) Wisconsin/Northern Illinois (Remote)
Where the Chemistry Happens
We’re looking for a Technical Service Representative to provide technical positioning and support to both internal and external customers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. This role will also include interacting with other BASF Technical Service Representatives, Biologists (R&D), Business Representatives and Agronomic Solutions Advisors in the area.
As a Technical Service Representative with BASF Corporation, you will assume responsibility and leadership for all technical elements (labels, product use direction, training materials, recommendations, and technical positioning of BASF products) for your assigned territory. You’ll be responsible for supporting BASF Business Representatives, Agronomic Solutions Advisors, Strategic Account Managers and a defined list of external customers in your territory, ensuring that marketing, sales and technical positions are in alignment.
You’ll be accountable for technical support of the BASF product line to the BASF Business Representatives, Agronomic Solutions Advisors, and customers with the objective of meeting or exceeding established sales goals, while reducing liability costs and maintaining the technical integrity of product positions. Support of the sales organization to achieve income objectives occurs primarily via direct interaction and by influencing key external customers. Regular interaction with Marketing Managers, Business Representatives, Agronomic Solution Advisors, Strategic Account Managers, Technical Marketing Managers, and Biology (R&D) is imperative.
Formula for Success: You Will…
Develop new potential markets and demonstrate programs to support district, regional and national selling objectives
Prepare technical materials as needed
Lead agronomic and product training activities targeted at business representatives, agronomic service advisors, customers, university personnel, and other influential customers
Monitor and positively influence key centers of influence (COI) such as universities, consultants, and other 3rd parties through relationship building and regular contact
Provide product information, label updates, and technical results to these COI's
Administer local demonstration and grant in aid research programs
Provide customer service call training and assistance to Business Representatives and Agronomic Solutions Advisors
Train Business Representatives and Agronomic Service Advisors on investigative field techniques and assist with product investigation where necessary.
Investigate and provide supportive data to meet sales objectives
Develop field plot protocols, providing needed data to answer product usage questions
Provide technical link between Biology (R&D) and the marketplace
Become familiar with new BASF products prior to first marketing year
Participate and help organize on-farm product testing
Where You Will Work…
You will primarily be working in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. The successful candidate will need to reside in the designated territory.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
MS/PhD Degree in Plant Science, Crop Science, Weed Science, Agronomy or Related Discipline
Crop production exposure
Excellent computer skills; Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent self-motivation skills
3 years technical agricultural experience
Demonstrated track record in agricultural or related industry
Crop production work experience
Knowledge of local crops (alfalfa, vegetables, cotton, melons, citrus, tree nuts, etc.)
Knowledge of markets, customers, and key 3rd party influencers of the agricultural chemical industry
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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.
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Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Organization: N-APN/AT-Tech Service-60001645
Title: Technical Service Rep - (Madison) Wisconsin and Northern Illinois - Remote
Requisition ID: 2202414
Other Locations: US-WI-Madison