BASF Strategic Account Manager (Pinehurst Project Leader- NC ) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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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.

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…

Sales at BASF revolves around the customer experience and driving profitable growth. The foundation for this is a strong team that brings specific application, industry and market knowledge in order to understand the diverse markets where we build trusting and satisfying customer relationships.

Strategic Account Manager (Pinehurst Project Leader- NC ) – Remote Position 1801398

The Strategic Account Manager is responsible for driving the success of our Pinehurst education program for channel partners and end users in the Turf & Ornamental business segment. In addition to generating sales and greater awareness of BASF products, the successful candidate will develop relationships, encourage feedback, and foster interaction with customer attendees.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide exceptional training and customer experience to over 400 distributor sales reps and end users in a field and classroom setting

  • Develop creative ideas and programs that utilize the Pinehurst platform to generate sales

  • Assume the responsibility of assisting with meeting and travel logistics between BASF Sales Representatives and the resort staff at Pinehurst

  • Track results of customer attending our training programs

  • Manage Pinehurst education expenses to maximize results while staying with the budget

  • Develop a working relationship with the Pinehurst Golf Maintenance staff to manage product research and demonstrations in the field

  • Communicate research observations and market intelligence to the BASF Market Development, Marketing and Sales Teams

  • Build sound business relationships through service, innovation, recommendations and product opportunities including managing select national accounts for growth

This position will report directly to a Strategic Accounts Manager.

Where you'll work…

You'll manage training program current at Pinehurst, NC and help with product development and new product launches. You will also reside within commutable distance of Pinehurst and an airport, and will be traveling up to 50% of the time. Our opportunities can take you all over the world...

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • Bachelor or higher level degree

  • 6 years of experience within Turf & Ornamentals market

  • At least 5 years of experience within sales, marketing or as a golf course superintendent

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with and ability to influence others

  • Highly proficient with the MS Office Suite

  • Willing and able to travel or be on site at Pinehurst at least 50% of the time

  • Willing and able to reside within a commuting distance from Pinehurst

We Also Look For…

  • Related sales experience selling within the Golf Course Industry

  • Working knowledge of calibration and application of turf and ornamental products

  • Experience with strategy development and new product launches

Job: SALE - Sales

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Strategic Account Manager (Pinehurst Project Leader- NC )

Location: NC-Research Triangle Park

Requisition ID: 1801398