Commercial Industry / New Business Development Manager Printing & Specialties
In 2016 BASF formed a global business unit to combine all of its pigments activities. With sales of about ?1 billion and 2,600 employees globally, BASF Colors & Effects holds a leading position in the pigments market, offering the broadest portfolio of products and technology. This global business unit fully concentrates on the pigments business and its customers to achieve its goals of growth and cash generation. Based on their chemical expertise in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets, Colors & Effects experts offer consultative solutions. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, they enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about Colors & Effects, visit www.colors-effects.basf.com. What You'll Be Doing – The Commercial Industry / New Business Development Manager Printing & Specialties is responsible for the regional business development in North America with a strong customer focus and interacts regionally and globally closely with his/her team members.
The Commercial Industry / New Business Development Manager Printing & Specialties is responsible for supporting pigments for printing and the agricultural market by driving marketing initiatives and developing new business opportunities. The Commercial Industry / New Business Development Manager Printing & Specialties reports into the Head of Global Industry Management Printing & Specialties (US-MI-Southfield) and functionally into the Global Team Leader Pigments for Printing (Germany).Responsible for target price setting.Identifies industry specific requirements, unmet customer needs & key growth drivers.Develops industry specific strategy and product positioning strategy for assigned market segment including value proposition.Supports operational planning & monitors business development.Drives progression of growth opportunities.Evaluates & initiates value chain marketing activities.Coordinates new product launches for assigned market segment (incl. launch packages & target pricing).Collects & validates market & competitive intelligence per assigned market segment. Develops marketing approach for assigned industry segment including sales tools & promotional material.Provides training to distribution.Collaborates and interacts with Sales, Technical Industry Management, GPM & Development. Coloring Your World: What We Offer You ?We not only provide value to our customers, but to you as well. Through you@BASF, our total offer, you can discover and take advantage of the benefits, perks and other opportunities that best suit you and your family?s needs, no matter where you are in your career. The ?Total Rewards? that you receive as an employee of Colors & Effects goes way beyond a paycheck. In addition to your base salary and incentive program, you receive a competitive array of health and insurance benefit choices that typically represent a significant portion of your overall compensation. You also have retirement benefits that include competitive company-matching contributions to help you save for the retirement you?ve been dreaming of, and much more. Finally, we know that life is about more than work, which is why we offer flexible work options that can be designed in partnership with your manager to meet the needs of the business and your personal needs. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable futureShine with Colors & Effects Do You Have What It Takes? RequiredBachelor's degree required.Minimum of 8 years of total working experience in business or technical capacity.Minimum 3 years of experience in marketing, product management, supply chain, sales and/or technical service required.Excellent written & verbal communication skills including presentation skills.Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.Bonus PointsDo you have a MBA? Great We will help you put those skills to workAdvanced knowledge in pigments and/or the printing & agro industry is a plus