BASF Technical Market Specialist - Insecticides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Technical Market Specialist assumes leadership and responsibility for all technical elements associated with development products within an assigned portfolio.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Accountable to the marketing functions for the technical support of assigned products.

  • Support a specific Market Manager in developing mid- to long-term portfolio strategies for the Canadian market. These strategies focus on optimizing profitability for BASF, identifying growth opportunities, life cycle management responsibility (long-range plan and post-patent strategies), and providing customer needs-based solutions.

  • Responsible for leading technical research and demonstration projects that demonstrate the technical benefits of the BASF product lines for internal and external customers. Results of the research and demonstration programs must be summarized and integrated into training, selling, and technical support output distributed to both internal and external customers.

  • Through interaction with the Technical Service Specialists, provide marketing support by direct interaction with specific Crop Management units in the development and implementation of its annual business plans.

  • Support the sales organization to achieve income objectives via technical transfer of information to the Technical Service Specialists.

  • Provide key guidance, leadership, and training associated with the assigned portfolio.

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Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Master of Science degree in Agriculture/Biology with emphasis on crop science, weed science, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, or a related discipline.

  • A minimum of 5 years relative field experience, with a 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 and the ability to communicate with audiences of varying backgrounds. Must be able to relate with the key influencer contacts on market issues and develop joint strategies or processes with customers.

  • Ability to share knowledge and expertise with others by actively participating on teams to solve problems or achieve team goals. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a wide variety of people and groups not reporting directly to the position. Strong organizational and time management skills are also essential.

  • Skilled at development and delivery of presentations to both external and internal customers.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in various software programs, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

  • Key influencer relationships are well developed such that partnerships on research projects, training curriculum development, and implementation are fostered.

Job: MARK - Marketing

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Technical Market Specialist - Insecticides

Location: CAN-Saskatchewan-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 1705262