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BASF Retail Connect Account Manager (1 year Contract) in Saskatchewan, Canada

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Retail Connect Account Manager- 2100096

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Retail Connect Representative position, within the Agricultural Division, offers a unique opportunity for a professional to combine their respective Account Management, Finance & logistics, crop protection product knowledge background to promote the industry leading innovation coupled with superior distribution services to the retail partners of BASF within the independent sales channel of Western Canada.

Core Responsibilities:

Finance

  • Product forecasting, gap & share of sales analysis, program interpretation & presentation to the independent retail partners within the assigned territory

  • Develop annual POG and Purchase plans for individual retail partners

  • Completion of all required account credit applications and processes

  • Complete July and October reconciliations and collect full amounts owing at reconciliation time

Logistics

  • Managing product allocations, orders, associated logistics effectively & efficiently with all independent retail partners within the assigned territory

Strategic Account Management

  • Accountable for building and sustaining strong professional business relationships throughout the independent retail organizations, ensuring BASF is positioned as a strategic preferred supplier

  • Development of long-term, 3-5 year mutual beneficial account plan & associated strategies with strategic independent retail partners. The account plan will be based on their unique needs, interests, and business goals and objectives in order to maximize sales opportunities.

  • Implement the account plan in order to yield maximum sales and meet or exceed sales goals .

Innovation & Product Line Knowledge:

  • Technically competent on the innovative BASF brands with the ability to understand & educate retailers on the use of new innovations and product features.

  • Technically competent with a working knowledge of competitive brands and ability to present the value proposition of BASF brands in comparison to these competitive products.

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Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

· BA/BS in business, agriculture business or related discipline, preferred.

· Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience with relevant sales or distribution experience, preferred

· A strong business acumen and demonstrated understanding of the agricultural market, specifically the relationship of the independent distribution with the retail partner within this market is required for the position.

· Demonstrated understanding of the retail partner network, and their business cycles, competitive relationships and environment.

· Incumbent must possess proven analytical skills, excellent communications and interpersonal skills, as well as be highly motivated and goal oriented, with a proven record of goal attainment.

· Ability for strategic thinking and planning skills required to insure overall independent distribution sales channel strategy can be accomplished by the Retail Connect Representative and their approach.

· Ability to self-manage time and resources and to allocate time and energy appropriately, resulting in achievement of goals.

· Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

· Willingness to embrace BASF CRM Systems.

· Willingness to travel overnight/weekly.

· Passionate about making a difference in the agriculture industry.

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Organization: N-APN/ZW-Agricultural Solutions Canada-63024588

Title: Retail Connect Account Manager (1 year Contract)

Location: CA-Saskatchewan

Requisition ID: 2100096

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