Area Sales Leader - New York Metro Area

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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals. 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. 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. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Area Sales Leader – New York Metro Area (1802253) Where the Chemistry Happens BASF is looking for a passionate Area Sales Leader. In this position, you will assist the Area Manager in managing and developing the sales personnel within your assigned area. You will provide support in both the development and training of local Senior Sales Representatives, Sales Representatives, and Disp. Service Technicians. You will provide support on technical issues and assist in product and sales training. You will maintain local customer relationships by improving business at existing accounts with key management. This position implements and complies with Company initiatives, policies, and procedures
Formula for Success
  • Assist the Account Manager in his/her assigned area with area revenue and profitability improvement plans by identifying target unsold, undersold, and up-selling opportunities; new product opportunities and profit improvement accounts; identifying segment potential and developing market share targets; and developing a resource deployment plan.
  • Help in Area’s customer satisfaction, and in contribution Profit & Loss.
  • Coach and mentor direct reports in assigned area for performance improvement and professional development and training.
  • Assist sales personnel in the up-sell of target accounts in the area by providing account-centric product solutions, driving new technology, and expanding relationships, as well as maintaining existing relationships.
  • Collaborate with the Area Manager to coordinate new product introductions within the Area.
  • Support sales personnel on technical issues.
  • Maintain leadership in local industry organizations.
  • Inform appropriate organizational function of competitor and market intelligence.
  • Assure standards of safety, environmental, team, and individual performance are met in a high-performance, team-based organization
  • Address and raise the EHS standards at BASF.
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. BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
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