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Sales Support Specialist: Florham Park, NJ

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 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Sales Support Specialist to join our team.

Sales Support Specialist (1701013)

You will manage a multi-faceted, fast-paced position with multiple functions while serving as the Customer and Commercial interfaces. You will be a liaison for the organization and customer base, while ensuring transparency of communication, managing all pricing activities for the customer base.

Formula for Success: You Will…

• Coordinate day-to-day communications between Sales and the internal support functions such as Product Management and Customer Care, Supply Chain, and Regulatory.

o Communicate all product/regulatory/manufacturing changes to customers timely and efficiently.

o Support and provide back-up coverage to sales team.

o Maintain customer records (contacts, addresses, customer material numbers)

• Function as a pricing analyst for region/business with facilitation of all pricing activities for customers, while managing SAP interface

o Maintain accurate customer pricing to ensure order price accuracy – Strive to ensure customer alignment of pricing via price confirmations

o Manage price increases internally & externally, while ensuring price adjustments made

o Investigate-handle-minimize price discrepancies

o Produce price-related credit & debit memo requests

o Create/maintain rebates

• Important Customer Interaction

o Acts as a communication liaison between the account manager and customer.

o Prepares price quotations for the customer.

o Manages bids and customer price documents as needed.

o Processes samples

o Provides regulatory support via in supportive documentation and/or coordination with Regulatory & Quality Teams to answer inquiries

o Maintain and update sales databases as needed: BizMap, BMS, Supply Commitment Tool.

o Support strategic initiatives within the sales groups, i.e. Special Projects on an as needed basis.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Technical field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience (5 years without BS degree) in an administrative role in support of one or more managers in a business or technical environment
  • Prior experience supporting a sales and/or marketing team highly preferred.
  • Ability to interface clearly with customers and the sales team with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience in data analysis such as with sales reports and the ability to interpret, pursue data gaps and present data in various forms required
  • Excellent written, oral and communication skills and be adept at building relationships with multiple internal and external functions / resources and at all levels
  • Individuals must have strong initiative, be results-oriented, and have excellent influencing / impact skills
  • Computer literate with a high skill level in Microsoft applications, specifically Excel and PowerPoint is required, prior experience with SAP preferred