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Account Representative I or II - Automotive Refinish (Northern California) Job

Date: Mar 10, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: BASF

Account Representative I or II - Automotive Refinish (Northern California)-1800116

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. 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. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Sales at BASF revolves around the customer experience and driving profitable growth. The foundation for this is a strong team that brings specific application, industry, and market knowledge to understand the diverse markets where we play and build trusting and satisfying customer relationships.

Account Representative I or II – Automotive Refinish (Northern California) (1703649) – San Francisco, CA

We are seeking an Account Representative to support the Northern California and Bay Area markets, working with automotive refinish paint customers to grow our market share. In return for innovating and pushing yourself and your team to be the best every day, you’ll have your accomplishments recognized and rewarded, you’ll get amazing growth opportunities, and you’ll know firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by a global network of other brilliant colleagues.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Provide customer support, both distribution and collision, by training, product demonstrations, trouble-shooting, and color matching.
- Communicate across the refinish organization to drive customer retention, competitive conversions, improved product performance, and development of new products.
- Work with our R&D lab to identify and solve product complaints, which is a critical aspect of the position.
- Be an innovator and push yourself and your team to be the best every day.
- Promote a safe working environment.

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…
- High School diploma required and a minimum of 2 years of sales, technical service or customer-facing experience required; 7 years of sales, technical service, or customer-facing experience is preferred.
- Automotive refinish or collision experience is strongly preferred.
- Customer relationship management – strong interpersonal skills, motivated, entrepreneurial, analytical, able to build relationships, able to manage conflict, and excellent time management skills.
- Negotiation experience is a plus.
- Strong PC skills, including experience using MS Office, Customer Relationship Management programs, and web browsers.
- Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% (mostly local day travel, with minimal overnights).


Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco
Function: SALE - Sales
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (EC)-Coatings

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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