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BASF Senior Market Manager - Soybean, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice - Research Triangle Park, NC in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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Senior Market Manager - Soybean, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice (2100906) – RTP, NC

Where the Chemistry Happens

We have an immediate need for a Senior Market Manager (Soybean, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice) to lead a team of Product Managers and Campaign Manager in the development of BASF’s business, including developing a clear business plan, identification and tracking of plan metrics, financial objectives, and implementation of strategies and tactics with sales, technical service, customer strategy and senior management.

This role requires your willingness and ability to travel 25%, primarily domestically.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Bachelor Degree in business, agronomy or a related field and your related work experience, you will monitor, record and report events occurring in assigned markets -- including the collecting and recording of marketplace intelligence related to 1) competitors, their products and marketing programs; 2) trends, threats and market opportunities; 3) customer expectations; and 4) any other events/activities potentially affecting opportunities for BASF to successfully implement our business plans. MBA is a plus.

  • Your business acumen and ability to strategically analyze global reaching factors and summarize into concise, creative business plans to reach financial goals will be essential as you monitor and analyze market and customer dynamics and their impacts to the established market strategy and life cycle management priorities. You will also manage assigned product short and long-term supply, forecasting, and profitability by coordinating a balance between short-term operating results and long-term market share development.

  • Your strong organizational skills will aid you as you manage the assigned business segment including, operational forecasting, and coordinating supply requirements with market developments.

  • Applying your combined marketing, sales, business development and/or technical support experience (to include sales and marketing), you will provide strategic direction and oversight to the Marketing Communications Specialist and Communication Agency in the execution of advertising, promotions, sponsorships, special events, collateral marketing and other promotional activities with an overall objective of conveying a unified and distinctive leadership presence in the marketplace.

  • Striving to consistently motivate the BASF sales force and distributors, you will keep them informed about products, product performance, and our go-to-market strategy.

  • Demonstrating your product launch experience, you will lead the development and update of product concepts, detailing mid and long-term strategies for lead market segments and prepare project plans for approval.

  • Any negotiation experience you may have will be a valued asset as you evaluate, negotiate, and implement specific 3 rd party opportunities.

  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will support other members of the sales & marketing team to help ensure that company sales and financial goals are achieved. You will also create Soybean and Cotton strategic crop plans with stakeholders, including collaboration with Seed and Seed Treatment business segments.

  • Your effective verbal and written communication skills will serve you well as you participate in ongoing customer interaction to help position BASF and our products, as well as participate in the development and implementation of industry insights and messages that are impactful for the BASF organization in identifying market and sales opportunities for BASF products.

  • Your previous personnel management experience will enable you to effectively lead personal development efforts including coaching, mentoring, and identification of development opportunities with the assigned team of Product Managers and the Campaign Manager. You will also identify, recruit, and develop talent for positions within the marketing group and BASF.

  • Your strong customer focus will be evident as you engage and collaborate with Seed and Seed Treatment marketing teams with the goal of aiding in the soybean and cotton complete customer experience.

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.

For further information on BASF Agricultural Solutions, please select:

Job: MARK - Marketing

Organization: N-APN/AM-Bus Operations/Marketing-63002175

Title: Senior Market Manager - Soybean, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice - Research Triangle Park, NC

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 2100906