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Where the Chemistry Happens...
We are seeking a Sales Support Specialist to provide support for the Distribution Account Managers, as well as assisting with and leading several internal processes, and assisting with reporting and analysis for the Corporate Distribution Team (NC/AD).
The Corporate Distribution team is responsible for managing the distributor sales channel activities of six BASF business units (EM: Care Chemicals, CI: Intermediates, CM Inorganics, EV: EVA CP: Acryl Monomers, Oxo's, Palatinol® Plasticizers, EN: Human Nutrition). Qualified candidates will engage in a multi-faceted, fast-paced position and interface with key BASF customers, distributors, and internal business contacts. The position will report directly to the Sales Support Manager.
Corporate Distribution Sales Support Specialist (1704935) – Florham Park, NJ
Formula for Success: You Will...
Be responsible for sales support of the Canada, Mexico, ED, and Plastics businesses.
Coordinate communication between Distributor Account Managers, Industry Managers, and various internal business contacts in Product Management, Customer Care, Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain.
Developing an understanding of BASF chemistries and offerings, and its distribution network.
Provide support with distributor pricing activities.
Be responsible for the Credit Upon Profit Sale Auditing and processing for NCAD.
Vet leads to Distributors.
Handle mass price change uploads in pricing databases.
Serve as an information source for distributors, working as a backup to the sales team. Ensure being copied on all communications and act if representative is not available.
Coordinate and manage the Distributor Bid Process, First Order Process, CRM maintenance, and training and communicating product allocations.
Support and participate in distribution processes and initiatives, such as Demand Planning/Forecasting, account turnovers and turnover tracking, and distributor selections.
Utilize BASF tools to identify product ownership and information.
Navigate various BASF information databases to satisfy external inquiries.
Assist with the development of strategic distributor plans.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.