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At BASF, careers develop from opportunities. BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe and Africa.
BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.
What you can expect
The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring and developing lasting customer relationships to identify business trends in and beyond the customer scope or respective portfolio for Home Care-I&I and Industrial Formulators.
Duties will include the following :
Be the first technical support point for the customers
Identify & attract new customers, pursue new applications & interact with corresponding functions, like Application Technologies, Marketing, Product Management and Supply-Chain, leading to profitable business
Apply the overall sales process, aiming to meet or exceed the sales targets and optimize profit and market shares regionally
Provide accurate sales forecasts, supporting efficient planning of products and services
Truly understand customer needs / requirements and find the adequate solutions for the customer aiming a unique value proposition
Negotiate and close deals or contracts with customers and provide operational guidance and support to his department to ensure implementation
Optimize product portfolio and customer portfolio considering local complexity and trends
Collaborate, cross - divisionally, with sales team members to achieve the Africa strategy targets
Contributes to bottom-up sales & delivery planning in line with egional strategy & BU sales management
Ensure that the agreed target KPI s (volumes, cCM1, DSO) will be achieved
Ensure up to date sales planning forecast for all customers is communicated to relevant stakeholders
Represents actively BASF’s interests in the local market (e.g. industry associations, regional fairs and forums, regional events and lobbying)
Accurate and proactive on-time reporting about trends and opportunities (e.g. visit reports, forecast, opportunity pipeline, customer account plans.)
Operational guidance and support of the relevant OTC team
Prepares comprehensive local market analysis with focus on market demand, needs and dynamics
Creates, implements, and updates regional sales concepts for the BU related industry taking the SBU strategy and the local sub regional strategy into account
Prepares and updates competitor profiles
What we expect
Chemistry or chemistry related background from a reputable university (MBA will be an advantage)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in chemical industry and formulation
Sales and account management experience
Understanding the landscape and major players in West Africa
Value chain and application knowledge
Knowledge in product management, strategic marketing and market analyses
Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.
Closing date : 17 September 2021