BASF Technical Sales Representative in Illinois
Technical Sales Representative
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
BASF/Chemetall (https://www.chemetall.com/) , is the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, and a leading supplier of applied surface treatments worldwide. At BASF/Chemetall (https://www.chemetall.com/) , we develop and manufacture tailor-made technology and system solutions for applied surface technology. Our products protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and treatment, prepare parts optimally for the painting process and ensure excellent coating adhesion. Our technologies and products are used in a variety of industries and end markets such as automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing and metal forming.
The chemical treatment of metal surfaces is BASF/Chemetall (https://www.chemetall.com/) core competence. The focus of our worldwide activities is on the development and implementation of customized technology and system solutions for surface treatment.
Where the Chemistry Happens:
Drive commercial growth in assigned market by executing strategies based on local needs. Drive new customer acquisition and retain customer base.
Formula for Success:
Completion of all work with a commitment & focus on following all aspects of the guiding principles of BASF Responsible Care
Operationalize segment/region strategy through concrete activities to achieve plan
Plan and forecast sales with assigned accounts and segment
Continuously analyze up/cross-selling opportunities within accounts and assigned segment
Develop new business and provide process consulting and process support
Identify customer and market requirements, share market insights and trends with marketing
Manage sales project pipeline
Execute pricing initiatives on local level
Ingredients for Success:
BS Degree required
2-5 years of experience required
Customer acquisition mentality for new customer acquisition and continuous up-/cross-selling opportunities
Commercial expertise e.g. contract and price negotiation
Technical consulting capabilities regarding products and processes
Technical service knowhow
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
We offer an exciting growth opportunity with a very competitive, Total Rewards package, which includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life:
A Competitive Base Salary
Great benefits including health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and Paid Time Off, starting on the first day
Retirement Benefits, including company matching contributions
Various Lifestyle Benefits (Maternity/Paternity Leave, Pet Insurance, and more)
Matching Donations to your favorite cause