Crop Marketing Specialist Watermelon/Melon- California or Florida
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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise. And 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 2017. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Crop Marketing Specialist (1805612) Florida or California Where the Chemistry Happens We are seeking a professional like you to translate the crop long term strategy into a Crop marketing plan to achieve the projected sales and profitability in the selected countries/regions. In this role, you will ensure in-depth understanding of the end-customer needs and market trends in the crop served and development of strong value propositions for the segments selected. You will collaborate with the regional M&S teams to implement best in class marketing practices that support our customers. Additionally, you will manage and support key marketing processes within the crop tactical team: marketing planning, lifecycle management, pricing, budgeting, etc. Formula for Success: You Will Create and drive the implementation of the yearly 3-year marketing plan, closely collaborating with the local teams to transform the marketing plan into an annual marketing and sales action plan covering the 5 P s (Product/price/promotion/Placement/People)Propose the marketing budget, together with the Head of the Crop Group. Manage the budget considering the changing economic & commercial context and evolving requirements or guidelines; Ensure the voice of customer is heard: In collaboration with M&CI and the local teams, create proper understanding of the needs of all stakeholders and their impact within the complete value chain Develop market intelligence for the crop, including market sizing and trends, signaling opportunities and customer needs through analysis and research;In collaboration with the Global product specialist, manage the entire crop assortment to be aligned with the long-term strategy while assuring portfolio optimizationPropose a compelling value proposition (eg: Introduction/repositioning/exclusivities/long term agreement) for all varieties, collaborating with the local teams to maximize the profitability of the entire assortmentLaunch new crop concepts, defining for each concept the best project team and assigning roles and responsibilities to achieve the desired outcome. Develop the crop branding strategy and communication objectives, collaborating closely with the communications team to ensure proper implementation at regional level. Qualifications Has minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing: understanding of key marketing processes; experience with market research and creating market intelligence; project/product management experience; experience in Business development. Has keen interest in agriculture and global marketingPossesses a high level of knowledge of ICT tools, specifically MS Office suite. Orientation toward both top and bottom line;Ability to think out of the box;A strategic mindset combined with execution skills;Exceptional networking and influencing skills. Passion for travelling and collaborating with different cultures/personalities. Travel required around 30%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. 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