Technical Service Representative – Western North Dakota (Remote Position)
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 provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Where the Chemistry Happens? We are seeking a Technical Service Representative to provide technical positioning and support to both internal and external customers in Western North Dakota (Bismark area). This role will also interact with BASF Technical Service Representatives, Biologists, Business Representatives and Innovation Specialists in Eastern Montana and Western South Dakota. Technical Service Representative (1604230) ? Western North Dakota (Remote Position) As a Technical Service Representative with BASF Corporation, you will assume responsibility and leadership for all technical elements (labels, product use direction, training materials, recommendations, and technical positioning of BASF products) for your assigned territory. You?ll be responsible for supporting BASF Business Representatives, Innovation Specialists, Strategic Account Managers and a defined list of external customers in your territory, ensuring that marketing, sales and technical positions are in alignment. You?ll be accountable for technical support of the BASF product line to the BASF business representatives and customers with the objective of meeting or exceeding established sales goals, while reducing liability costs and maintaining the technical integrity of product positions. Support of the sales organization to achieve income objectives occurs primarily via direct interaction, and by influencing key external customers. Regular interaction with Marketing Managers, Business Representatives, Strategic Account Managers, Technical Marketing Managers, and Biology (R & D) is imperative. Formula for Success: You Will?Develop new potential markets and demonstrate programs to support district, regional and national selling objectivesPrepare technical materials as neededLead agronomic and product training activities targeted at business representatives, customers, university personnel, and other influential customersMonitor and positively influence key centers of influence (COI) such as universities, consultants, and other 3rd parties through relationship building and regular contactProvide product information, label updates, and technical results to these COI'sAdminister local demonstration and grant in aid research programsProvide customer service call training and assistance to Business Representatives and Innovation SpecialistsTrain Business Representatives and Innovation Specialists on investigative field techniques, and assist with product investigation where necessary.Investigate and provide supportive data to meet sales objectivesDevelop field plot protocols, providing needed data to answer product usage questionsProvide technical link between Biology (R&D) and the marketplaceBecome familiar with new BASF products prior to first marketing yearParticipate and help organize on-farm product testingWhere You Will Work?You will primarily be working in Western North Dakota, with interaction among colleagues in Eastern Montana and Western South Dakota. If selected, you will be requested to reside in Western North Dakota. Our opportunities can take you all over the world… This position is part of a job family. The successful candidate will be hired at a level that best matches their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. 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. BASFRSIngredients for Success: What We Look For in You?MS/PhD Degree in Plant Science, Crop Science, Weed Science, Agronomy or Related DisciplineCrop production exposureExcellent computer skills; Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPointStrong organizational skills and attention to detail; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Excellent self-motivation skillsPreferred?3+ years technical, sales and/or marketing experienceDemonstrated track record in agricultural or related industryCrop production work experienceKnowledge of local crops (corn, wheat, soybean, pea, lentil, sunflower, etc.)Knowledge of markets, customers, and key 3rd party influencers of the agricultural chemical industryApply for this job.