Agricultural Innovation Sales Specialist - Central California Valley, CA (RemotePosition) Job

Agricultural Innovation Sales Specialist - Central California Valley, CA (Remote Position)-1800148

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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 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 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 in order to understand the diverse markets where we build trusting and satisfying customer relationships.

Agricultural Innovation Sales Specialist (Central California Valley, CA) (1800148) – Remote Position

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial Agricultural Innovation Sales Specialist to develop and maintain business relationships with corporate farms identified as strategic to BASF in the assigned territory. The objective is to educate and sell growers on the benefits of using BASF crop protection products and services, as well as assist Marketing in the development of business strategies and tactics that target corporate farms.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Sell BASF crop protection products and services to targeted corporate farm customers via education and product demonstrations
- Develop, implement and track business plans with targeted corporate farms
- Assist Marketing in the development of business strategies and tactics that meet the needs of the targets corporate farms, as well as BASF objectives
- Work closely with a sales team, a technical service team and strategic account managers to coordinate activities with BASF distribution partners
- Attend designated Marketing and Sales meetings

***This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. ***

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:

BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

Where you'll work…

You'll be living near, and managing a territory between the Sacramento and Merced County, California geographies, visiting customers up to 75% of the time, with an expected 10% overnight travel. Our opportunities can take you all over the world...

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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.

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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 experience in the agricultural industry, to include background in sales or sales support role
- Ability and willingness to live in the assigned territory
- Demonstrated understanding of basic marketing concepts and proficiency in adapting marketing plans into business plans that meet customer needs
- Current Pest Control Advisor (PCA) qualification, or abilty to obtain within 6 months of hire
- Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication, PowerPoint presentation development, and Excel; Able to learn and navigate through Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools while working with customers
- Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and to manage multiple tasks at the same time; Strong negotiation and influencing skills; A winning attitude, as well as creative, responsible, and a good team player

We Also Look For…
- Bachelors in Business, Agriculture or Related Area
- MS/MBA/PhD Degree in Related Field
- Background in Specialty Crops and Corporate Farm operations

Primary Location: US-CA-Sacramento
Other Locations: US-CA-Fresno, US-CA-San Francisco
Function: SALE - Sales
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: (AP)-Crop Protection
Company
BASF
Posted
03/25/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Sacramento, California 94203, US