Regional Field Technical Manager- Seed Solutions- RTP
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 Regional Field Technical Manager ? Seed Solutions (1805573) ? Research Triangle Park, NC Where the Chemistry Happens? We are seeking a professional like you to be the team leader for the US Regional Field Seed Treatment Technical team. In addition to managing the team, you will also be responsible for the following in your own region: In coordination with the RTP seed treatment Technology Team, you will manage all seed treatment product field testing (early pipeline through demonstration) within the local region, including internal BASF and 3rd party cooperator activities. You will also manage local technical training activities for BASF internal staff and customers, manage local technical product stewardship, and coordinate interaction with local seed treatment influencers including Universities. You will support the local sales team with technical training and customer complaint management.Formula for Success: You Will?Manage team of 3-5 US regional seed treatment technical field representatives.Support seed treatment product sales: Generate, summarize and present product performance data for BASF internal needs and customers. Lead local seed treatment technical activities including product positioning and recommendations.Technology exchange: Be responsible for product training for local internal staff and customers. Provide regular updates to the RTP seed treatment team regarding local activities, product performance topics and customer needs. Manage field testing and demonstration activities: Finalize design and implementation of all technical field activities. Summarize and submit data to RTP seed treatment team.Manage technical influencer and customer activities: Responsible for local interface with University Extension Services, local recommendations and local influencer relationships. Place field research and demonstration trials/sites and manage data collection and reporting and budget. Support for product performance complaints: Upon request from local sales personnel, follow guidelines to investigate and provide technical expertise to ensure appropriate customer service.QualificationsPhD or MSc in a biological or agricultural science such as Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, plant physiology or similarMSc: Minimum 8 years of experiencePhD: Minimum 6 years of experienceExperience in an agricultural field technical role is preferredAbility to manage a team of 3-5 remotely-based experienced technical representatives.Technical knowledge of local and regional US seed treatment market, crops and pests, sufficient to guide research activities, train BASF internal team and customers, and provide technical sales support.Technical training and working knowledge (minimum 2) of agronomy, entomology, pathology, nematology, plant physiology, etc.Strong communication skills and ability to influence and work well with others, in order to confidently provide a strong technical image for BASF seed treatments.Analytical and creativity skills to identify and drive new business opportunities.Ability to operate experimental and commercial seed treatment application and testing equipment to carry out of the functions of the position.Obtain and maintain pesticide applicator certification in the states within the territory in order to personally conduct, supervise or be involved in field testing or demonstration of BASF seed treatment products.Strong computer skills to manage seed treatment trial data, prepare summaries including promotional materials and training literature, and ability to communicate them in an effective manner. Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software and field trial management software (ARM). Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding 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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