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BASF Technical Sales Representative in Illinois

Technical Sales Representative

Location Illinois

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.

Company Description

BASF/Chemetall ( , 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 ( , 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 ( 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

  • Relationship management

  • 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)

  • Employee Discounts

  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause

  • Tuition Reimbursement