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OEM Development Specialist - Japanese Speaking (Home Office) Job

Date: Mar 9, 2018

Location: Wyandotte, MI, US

Company: BASF

OEM Development Specialist - Japanese Speaking (Home Office)-1800747

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…

The OEM Development Specialist works with the OEM Sales Manager and OEM Account Managers to implement specific market growth strategies at domestic and transnational OEMs that will result in new business growth for the Performance Materials business. This includes prioritizing application innovations, coordinating technical development activities, and providing key input for OEM growth strategies that will lead to above average market growth for the Performance Materials (PM) transportation business.

OEM Development Specialist (Home Office) (1800747)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Support OEM Business Development Team members.
- Contribute to OEM business growth strategies by providing key information for assigned OEM programs.
- Maintain assigned OEM growth strategies.
- Define scope of new opportunities at each OEM relative to Performance Materials.
- Monitor OEM trends relative to for new legislative, technological, and organizational changes.
- Identify and communicate OEM and market needs for new products, applications, and/or services.
- Develop unique value propositions for implementing BASF innovation at the OEMs.
- Conduct OEM analyses and prioritize growth opportunities.
- Assist in OEM strategy development with global colleagues to facilitate proliferation of application successes between regions.
- Provide new business development support at the OEMs.
- Identify and assist in the development and closure of new business targets with Marketing, OEMs, and sales teams.
- Support development of sales tools (e.g., presentations, brochures).
- Provide leads and account direction for sales team members.
- Maintain OEM technology roadmaps, organizational power maps, and new business target growth pipelines.
- Initiate innovation projects at the OEMs to secure growth and provide ongoing prioritization of opportunities.
- Identify new market innovation opportunities at the OEMs and present them to the New Market Development Team.
- Develop and maintain Transportation industry knowledge and communicate emerging trends.
- Attend and support exhibit duties at key Transportation industry conferences.
- Develop and maintain key Transportation industry and OEM customer relationships.
- Lead new product and/or application innovation launches.
- Provide support for internal communications, press releases, brochures, product/application profiles, and web content.

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…
- A Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of marketing, sales, and / or new business development. Advance degree is preferred.
- Proven business development, marketing, and / or sales experience in an industry of a similar complexity.
- Proven experience executing marketing and strategic plans.
- Must possess high degree of leadership and organizational skills and the ability to influence various functional groups to achieve OEM business growth objectives.
- Ability to analyze complex business systems and value chains using information from a variety of sources.
- Experience in Transportation, Engineering Plastics, and/or Polyurethane industries is preferred.
- Fluency in the Japanese language is required.
- Willing and able to travel about 50% of the time (mostly day travel with few overnight trips).


Primary Location: US-MI-Wyandotte
Other Locations: US-OH-Columbus
Function: SALE - Sales
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-PMN-Performance Materials NA

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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