Ag Solutions Advisor - Western MI (remote)-2002363 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.
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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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
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Ag Solutions Advisor II (2002363) - Western Michigan (Remote)
As an Ag Solutions Advisor you will develop and maintain business relationships with retailers, growers and consultants identified as strategic to BASF. Serving as a local agronomic expert, you will position BASF seed, crop protection and seed treatment products with growers to help enable them to maximize yield and profit from their operations. In addition, you will serve as the business lead with assigned retailers for BASF seed soybean seed brands. You will be accountable for achieving annual sales targets with growers on seed, crop protection, seed treatments and specialty crops (Apple, Cherry & Peaches) with assigned retailers on seed.
Formula for Success: You will...
Be accountable for creating demand for BASF seed and crop protection products with assigned growers and retailers.
Establish business and agronomic plans with key growers, including business strategies and tactics that meet the needs of targeted growers by utilizing your strong business acumen and agronomic skills for seed and crop protection. Act as the primary contact from BASF, including business strategies and tactics for both short and long term.
Closely align with your Business Rep to create a plan for the top retailers in that territory for CP, Seed and ST
Establish a strong partnership with your BR and align on a strategic plan toward targeted retailers and growers to achieve goals.
Drive Seed conversations at Retail with the Seed Manager, Agronomist and local Retail sales team. Make joint grower calls to get the "right seed on the right acre"
Utilize all these relationships to position BASF as the leader in your market with targeted customers (Retail and Grower) and exceed budget
Establish business plans including; sales targets, forecasts, positioning varieties and actions with assigned Retailers for seed.
Be a trusted adviser to your customers on agronomics, seed varieties and chemistry by leveraging your education, knowledge and previous sales experience.
Develop an area/territory plan annually that includes overall business objectives, strategies for growth, identification of top customers, and an action plan to achieve overall growth.
Accurately forecast brand sales with assigned customers and achieve financial goals.
Successfully engage across the business to cultivate solid working relationships with local sales teams, technical service representatives, and strategic account managers to support implementation of customer plans.
Thinking strategically, you will develop and execute market strategies to launch new products per established goals, market development execution, crop activities, and product positioning.
Your strong self-motivation and proactive work style will be a valued asset as you maintain adherence to KPIs related to volume, share, value, and financial sales targets.
Your commitment to customer care will be evident as you direct field activities to support the BASF portfolio at the customer-level (retailer and grower) for the business.
Meet targets for utilizing digital tools such as - GS Live, Xarvio, Sales X to achieve success.
Strong team player with a positive attitude and creativity
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...
Utilize your Bachelor degree and 5+ years extensive sales experience
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop strong, successful business relationships with customers as well as internal teammates; Ability to manage time and resources effectively to achieve goals
Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel overnight/weekly
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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.