BASF Technology Manager - Americas in Houston, Texas

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.

And 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…

BASF's Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group employs more than 5,000, with over 30 manufacturing sites worldwide.

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials.

Technology Manager - Americas ( 1802855 ) – Houston, TX

As the Technology Manager, you will identify business opportunities and convert them into business through technical dialogue with customers and selling value of BASF technology. You will be the point of contact and support for all technical aspects regarding products and applications for Nickel and precious metal fixed bed catalysts for the Americas sales team. Additionally, you will develop performance warranty offers, including price proposals.

This role has a regional responsibility and functionally reports into the Business team (CCP/KH). You will have a high level of autonomy and decision making responsibility with regard to all technical matters/responsibilities (customer consultations/recommendations, product choice, technical performance warranty, etc.). Trust, reliability and quality are a prerequisite to further develop BASF’s position in the relevant market segment.

This role requires an average of 25% travel, though travel may peak at 50% at times. Most travel will be in North America, but there will be approximately 2 overseas trips per year.

Formula for Success

  • Utilizing your formal education in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related technical field, you will provide technical consulting to customers including troubleshooting, in alignment with Commercial Account Manager (CAM).

  • Leveraging your previous technical experience in a role focused on hydrocarbon or petrochemical processing, you will provide technical proposals/quotation to the customer in consultation with Global Marketing Manager and alignment with Commercial Account Manager (CAM).

  • Engaging across the organization, you will drive opportunity management process internally (lead generation and qualification, solution development).

  • Your passion for innovation and learning will be key as you collect and document technology, customer, and competitor intelligence.

  • Your previous customer facing experience combined with your experience in design and/or evaluation of chemical plants, will drive you to provide market/customer driven ideas and initiate projects for incremental innovations.

  • Your proven experience in providing technical insights will drive you to manage product quality issues within the non-conformance management system.

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.

Job: SALE - Sales

Organization: G-CCP-Chemical and Process Catalysts [Lu]-60000029

Title: Technology Manager - Americas

Location: TX-Houston

Requisition ID: 1802855