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BASF Technical Service Specialist in Peace River, Alberta

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Technical Service Specialist (Virtual Office), Grande Prairie (Peace River Area) -1903226

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Technical Service Specialist is responsible for ensuring that Marketing, Sales and Technical product positioning is in alignment for the Region they support. The Technical Service Specialist supports sales objectives through direct interaction with the sales team and indirectly by influencing key external customers in the Region.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Monitor and positively influencing key centers of influence (COI) such as universities, consultants, provincial extension staff and retail agronomists through relationship building and regular contact.

  • Provide product information, label updates, and technical results to COI's. Administers local demonstration and grant in aid programs to support business goals in the Region.

  • Manage the execution of summer demand creation activities including large scale grower trials and demonstration sites within the Region.

  • Execute and managed Demonstration strip trials associated with canola demand creation for InVigor.

  • Supervise Technical Service Summer Associates who support summer demand creation activities and data collection on key projects.

  • Coordinate third party research associated with third party demo sites.

  • Provide supportive data to meet sales objectives and address product usage questions.

  • Deliver training through a variety of presentation tools

  • Use generated field and university research data to develop tools that support marketing and sales tactics and facilitate the technical transfer of information

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for each KIP. These plans often relate to joint research projects, graduate student projects etc.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc or M.Sc in Agriculture/Biology with emphasis on crop science, weed science, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology or related discipline.

  • Minimum 2-4 years’ relative field experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to recommend product positioning based on evaluating data and customer needs. Experience in working with growers, distribution/retail, universities, or consultants would be beneficial.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Must be effective when communicating with a wide variety of audiences. Must be able to relate with key influencer contacts on product technical attributes and agronomic issues associated with major crops in the Region.

  • Actively participate on teams to achieve business goals. Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership to the sales team is beneficial. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential.

  • Ability to share knowledge and expertise with others as it relates to product positioning. Must be skilled at development and delivery of presentations to both external and internal customers. Must have excellent computer skills and be proficient in various software programs, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

  • Must be able to operate and transport plot equipment for spraying, maintenance and management of the Demonstration strip trial program. Must be eligible and willing to obtain the correct license in the province of employment to perform these tasks.

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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.

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

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-APN/MK-Agricultural Solutions Canada Tech Svcs-63020104

Title: Technical Service Specialist

Location: CAN-AB-Peace River

Requisition ID: 1903226

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