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Technical Sales Representative

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 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.

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Technical Sales Representative to function out of our Wyandotte, MI location.

Technical Sales Representative (1801447) – Wyandotte, MI

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Identify and develop business outside of sport shoe applications.

  • Grow market share in targeted segments/applications.

  • Manages profitable business growth in North America for Infinergy®.

  • Drive and support the expansion and multiplication of new product/applications/processes concepts for Infinergy® in North America.

  • Manages sales performance of E-TPU business (e.g., net sales, CM1).

  • Serve as the interface to the market and customers.

  • Identify and prioritize target customers.

  • Steer the exploration, identification, and development of new businesses.

  • Grow the E-TPU business outside of sport shoe applications.

  • Closely collaborate with consumers and other Industries.

  • Identify and begin collaborations with molders for steam-molding processing.

  • Define market attractiveness for new products.

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’s degree in Plastics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science or related technical discipline. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of experience and understanding of sales and account management.
  • Familiar with EPS (Expanded polystyrene) or EPP (Expanded polypropylene) processing technology (e.g., steam molding, adhesive) desired.
  • Experience and knowledge in tool design for steam chest mold on top of EPS or EPP processing is an added advantage.
  • Strategic thinking with willingness to gain familiarity with the business.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Interface with domestic and global colleagues.
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  • Motivated self-starter, independent, ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.