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Senior Technical Sales Representative – Western Canada (Based near Comox/Nanaimo, BC Job

Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Vancouver Island, COMOX, CA-BRITISH COLUMBIA

Company: BASF

Senior Technical Sales Representative – Western Canada (Based near Comox/Nanaimo, BC-1801500

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

Description
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 Sr. Technical Sales Representative will promote the sales and use of BASF products to the Paper industry in British Colombia and Alberta, Canada, and will provide technical application expertise to customers in their use. The Sr. Technical Sales Representative will establish and maintain close customer relationships to maximize BASF`s presence in the paper industry, and will be responsible for communicating and negotiating pricing for new business, and changes to pricing for existing business.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Adhere to BASF safety, health, and environmental guidelines, as well as corporate policies regarding customer reporting, monthly reports, and expense reports.
- Communicate and negotiate pricing for new business and changes to pricing for existing business.
- Achieve assigned sales targets. Effectively management of cost budgets.
- Gain market knowledge and communicate customer trends and future product demands.
- Implement sales strategies as directed from the Regional Sales Manager.
- Collaborate with management to support, initiate, negotiate, close, monitor, and enforce corporate contracts for assigned customers.
- Demonstrate teamwork and an ability to work with Marketing and Product Management to achieve targets.
- Prepare customer reports that show what competitive products are being used and other strategic information such as volumes, pricing, and sales terms.

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor of Science Degree in paper science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or equivalent technical degree.
- Strong knowledge/experience of Paper Industry with a minimum of 5-years technical sales or mill experience. Prefer candidates with at least 10-years industry experience and wet-end chemistry knowledge.
- Excellent written oral and communication skills and be adept at building relationships with multiple internal functions and with customers.
- Possess a strong initiative, be results oriented, and have excellent influencing / impacting skills.
- Strong mechanical aptitude and process problem solving skills.
- Computer literate with high skill level in Microsoft products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word etc.).
- Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

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-British Columbia-Comox-Vancouver Island
Other Locations: CA-British Columbia-Vancouver
Function: SALE - Sales
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (EV)-Performance Chemicals


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