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Product Manager - Soybean Residual Herbicides Job

Date: Apr 14, 2017

Location: Raleighrk, NC, US

Company: BASF

Product Manager - Soybean Residual Herbicides-1700832

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 currently searching for a motivated Product Manager with a focus on Soybean Residual Herbicides for our Crop Protection business (AP) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Product Manager - Soybean Residual Herbicides (1700832)

As a Product Manager of the Soybean Residual Herbicides, you will be responsible for developing and implementing business plans for assigned products and market segments, as well as managing the day to day operational business. You will also be responsible for developing market introduction plans for new and existing herbicide products, with a focus on internal coordination and external development & implementation of positioning, messaging, and value proposition.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Monitor, record and report events occurring in assigned markets; Collect and record marketplace intelligence related to 1) competitors, their products and marketing programs, 2) trends, threats and market opportunities, 3) customer expectations, and 4) any other events/activities potentially affecting opportunities for the company to successfully implement business plans
- Coordinate with other key internal and external groups to ensure product-related plans are implemented
- Provide strategic direction and oversight to Marketing Communications Specialist and Communication Agency in the execution of advertising, promotions, sponsorships, special events, collateral marketing and other promotional activities, with an overall objective of conveying a unified, distinctive leadership presence in the marketplace
- Manage assigned product(s) short and long-term supply, forecasting, and profitability by coordinating a balance between short-term operating results and long-term market share development
- Strive to consistently motivate the sales force and distributors by keeping them informed about products, product performance, and our go-to-market strategy
- Support other members of the sales & marketing team to help ensure that company sales and financial goals are achieved
- Develop and update product concepts detailing mid and long-term strategies for assigned products, submitted for supervisor approval
- Actively participate as marketing representative on Project Teams, providing input for justification, approval, development, and introduction of new projects for commercialization

You May Also…
- Participate in the development and implementation of industry insights and messages, impactful for the organization in working with our customers to identifying market and sales opportunities for BASF products
- Participate in a cross-functional team, focused on preserving and increasing BASF’s market presence in Soybean Herbicides

This position is part of a job family. The successful candidate will be hired at a level that 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.


Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5+ years of marketing, sales, and/or technical support experience
- Proven business acumen and ability to strategically analyze multiple factors, and summarize into concise, creative plans to reach financial goals
- Able and willing to travel up to 25%, primarily domestically

We Also Look For…
- MS / MBA Degree
- 8+ years of marketing, sales, and/or technical support experience
- 5+ years of experience the in agri-business industry
- Broader experience across industry segments, including understanding of the soybean herbicide and crop protection markets

Primary Location: US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Function: MARK - Marketing
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

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