Innovation Specialist

  • 3-4 Year
  • Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  •   Posted On: October 23, 2017
  •   Skills: 
  • Industry: Sales
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager the primary role of this position is driving accelerated sales growth of BASF’s new innovations to assigned growers; developing, cultivating and maintaining business relationships with top growers; working effectively with retail partners, as well as, managing relationships with the channel. The Innovation Specialist will also actively prospect for new business to expand their customer base. The ideal candidate will have a strong market and customer focus and be able to translate this into clear business strategies to generate growth. – Gain comprehensive understanding of territory needs as it relates to the Agricultural product portfolio, Develop a complete understanding of products and applications in the portfolio – Ability to drive “hunting” efforts to grow future business in the Agricultural segment and Identifies, negotiates and close new opportunities for our products. – Increase market intelligence by providing information around industries, competitors and customers to Marketing. Qualifications Education requirements: · Bachelor Degree in Science, such as Agronomy, Chemistry, Biology, Business or related field Skills and/or special requirements and qualifications: Additionally, you will possess the following: · Proven success with large operation growers. · Strong inter-personal and communication skills · The ability to develop strong, successful business relationships with customers as well as internal teammates. · Ability to self-manage time and resources and to allocate time and energy appropriately, to achieve goals. · Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. · Willingness to travel overnight on a weekly basis. · Passionate about making a difference in the agriculture industry. Strong interpersonal skills Minimum experience required: · Minimum 3 years of relative selling or technical background within an Agricultural related field such as seed, chemical, equipment or crop consulting.

About Basf Canada

BASF Canada's Brampton site formulates concrete admixtures that improve the placing, pumping, finishing, performance, and appearance of specialty concrete used in the ready mix, precast, manufactured concrete products, underground construction, and paving markets. The site serves customers in Eastern Canada and North Eastern U.S. At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. 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. BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has approximately 675 employees at 11 production facilities and offices located across Canada.

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