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BASF Account Manager - Remote in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Account Manager (2100454) - Remote

Where the Chemistry Happens

Who Are We?

As the leading global chemical supplier for the personal care, home care, industrial and institutional cleaning industries, and technical applications in the agrochemical industry, BASF Care Chemicals is focused on partnering with customers to create innovative solutions with great speed and agility to meet the current and future needs of society in a more sustainable way. We are proud to contribute to the long-term success of our customers’ brands by offering a broad range of products and concepts such as common household items, like cosmetics, detergents and cleaners, as well as industrial products and processes like crop protection, rubber belts, hoses, concrete, and metal plating.

At Care Chemicals, we not only care about supporting our customers and achieving strong business results; we care about our team members. We aim to create a motivating, inspiring and inclusive work environment where all team members feel supported, heard and developed. Being part of our team means showing up every day to work collaboratively across functions to win for the overall success of the team. We value bringing diverse perspectives and backgrounds together to stretch our teams to think differently, challenge the status quo and problem solve for the greater good of our customers and society.

Come, be a part of our team and create Care chemistry with us.

In the North American Care Chemicals Division, we develop, produce and market a comprehensive range of products for personal care, home care and industrial & institutional cleaning, industrial formulations, agricultural chemical additives, as well as various technical applications. Our range of products fulfills the highest standards for safety and sustainability. As a result of focused research and development, we are a preferred partner of our customers worldwide.

Further information is available at: www.care-chemicals.basf.com .

We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for developing and growing the sales relationship with customers in the industrial formulator market both direct and through distribution. This responsibility will include the coordination with the new business development managers and technical service/applications team within BASF to support all customer projects and activities including prospecting and closing on new business. Success will be measured through increase of sales and profits. Targeting high level opportunities, you must be able to develop multi-level relationships with the customer, interface closely within the BASF organization and lead project teams across all regions. This is a true “hunter” position.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your strategic thinking capabilities and ability to develop and implement a strategic account growth plan which supports the overall business targets. Although not required, a strong track record of achieving sales targets and/or a general understanding of the specialty and bulk chemical market is advantageous in this role.

Travel for this role is expected to be over 50% of the time, including international.

Formula for Success

  • Your ability to identity business opportunities and develop appropriate strategies and relationships that deliver sales results within a diverse and challenging business climate will be essential as you develop and implement a strategic growth plan for accounts resulting in a measurable increase of product sales for BASF.

  • Leveraging your education in a technical discipline (Science, Engineering) or Business Administration and your experience in sales/marketing or business management, preferably in diverse customer relationships, you will serve as the direct contact to the existing and prospective accounts, facilitate the identification and support the achievement of growth opportunities at the customer/prospect.

  • Your effective interpersonal communication and relationship building skills will serve you well as you establish and maintain relationships with all levels in the customer’s organization, especially central decision makers in global procurement and formulations.

  • Demonstrating your solid understanding of the breadth of BASF’s portfolio and capabilities, along with your skills in influencing and presenting to others, you will understand the account’s innovation and growth needs and how BASF can fulfil those requirements. You will also continually refresh the understanding of what BASF can do to fill these needs.

  • Your ability to lead and coordinate others within a diverse, global team to achieve business results will aid you as you lead the coordination and tracking of all BASF efforts with the customer, including sales development, new business quotations and development projects.

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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

Job: SALE - Sales

Organization: N-EMN/FS-Formulation Technologies Sales Mgmt-60000883

Title: Account Manager - Remote

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2100454

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