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Canola Market Manager Job

Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: BASF

Canola Market Manager-1801432

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

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 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.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Canola Market Manager is focused on developing mid to long-term portfolio strategies for the Canadian Canola market. These strategies focus on optimizing profitability for BASF, identify growth opportunities and providing customer needs based solutions.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Contribute to the development of a cross portfolio plan related to licensing negotiations and supply agreements for Canada, as well as the life cycle management responsibility (long range plan and post patent strategies) for Canola, and the Indications (H, F, I, ST) within the crop
- Provide input and leadership for your Market on commercial issues such as market letters, incentive programming and overall market strategies
Coordinate of Canola crop plans and mentoring of the Canola Crop Managers
- Lead the Canola crop team to develop an annual crop solution plan based on confirmed grower needs/trends utilizing advice, services and products to achieve an annual POG budget while effectively directing an annual associated ASP budget for content creation
- Lead competitive insights related to Canola and execute together with Technical Services Team on competitive positioning. Develop Canola Strategy Plan that drives 10Y planning and resources, link to and supervise Canola Crop/Indication Plans
- Manage profitability of the Canadian Canola portfolio through market mix, lifecycle management and accurate financial planning
- Represent Canada on Global/Regional PLE (Operational Readiness and/or Business Core) Teams to provide leadership and direction for Canola to Field Biology, Regulatory, Operations, Finance and BASF Management up to 3y prior to launch
- Champion the Canadian Canola crop team to provide leadership and direction to Field Biology, Regulatory, Operations, Finance and BASF Management as it pertains to optimizing market opportunities for current and future portfolio
- Provide leadership and management to Canola Crop Managers and Canola Associate Crop Managers
- Provide support to market program development and participate on Head Office account customer strategies
- Gain competitive insights and incorporate that information to help shape current and future strategy
- Interact with regional marketing to generate support and provide project justification as appropriate to meet long range market objectives and support current and future product offers
- Coordinate and manage relationships with strategic National organizations and associations essential to achieving Canola objectives

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- BSc Degree is required. Master’s degree in business is preferred
- Minimum 8 years in a related role
- Minimum 8 years in a brand or crop equivalent management responsibility, preferably within the agricultural industry
- High level of technical, financial, and marketing comprehension for assigned indications and portfolio, competitive products, and overall assigned market
- Must have demonstrated initiative and ability to reach set objectives in past job roles
- Must possess strong analytical skills, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, excellent strategic and critical thinking
- Proven management and leadership skills
- Sound understanding of marketing, sales and accounting principles
- Understanding of general agronomy, growers and distributors for the crop protection industry

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Primary Location: CA-AB-Calgary
Function: MARK - Marketing
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

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