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Sales Specialist - Power & Industry - Construction Systems - Houston-1702832

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Where the Chemistry Happens…

With about 5,400 employees in more than 50 countries, BASF's Construction Chemicals division is the leading supplier of chemical systems and formulations for customers from the construction industry.

This is where you come in…

BASF is currently seeking a Sales Specialist in Power & Industry for Construction Systems covering the Houston Region.

Sales Specialist - Power & Industry - Construction Systems (1702832) - Houston, TX

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the Power & Industry Sales Specialist will be responsible to develop new business in the power generation and industrial segments through existing and potential customer base, and lead the development of customer relationships at all levels. The successful candidate will perform all necessary sales and marketing activities for targeted segments involving core product growth in such a manner as to facilitate project-oriented sales.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Complete and maintain a comprehensive SOP (Sales Operating Plan).
- Provide Strategic Account Management within the region.
- Establish and maintain product approvals, and stating QPLs with strategic power and energy accounts.
- Be responsible for Project tracking and the project control process system.
- Continuously develop contractor network and relationships, establishing primary supply position with each.
- Develop and maintain relationships and presence as a design professional to maximize specifications penetration.
- Constant "sharpening the saw" by continually developing technical knowledge and professional selling skills.
- Solve design and application issues/problems for customers (i.e., engineers, contractors.
- Train, influence, and assist contractors and owner employees in best practices in successful bidding and application.
- Introduce and perform physical demonstrations of our product offerings to potential customers.
- Assist market segment managers by providing voice of customer and competitive market information.
- Maintain and develop appropriate distribution partnership relationships.
- Supply pricing for the defined segment.
- Maintain quality and compliant investigation and resolution for your product set.
- Be responsible for timely reporting, delivering sales results (top-and bottom-line) and managing territory to the expense budget.
- Follow all appropriate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.

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.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor's degree preferred with a minimum of 4+ years of experience selling, specifying, or installing specialty construction products into the oil and gas, chemical processing, and/or power industries

- High School Diploma/Equivalent with a minimum of 8+ years of equivalent experience required.
- Familiarity with rotating equipment, industrial pumps, skids, and baseplates concrete strengthening is required.
- Training and experience in consultative selling preferred.
- Robust understanding of how construction products are sold into the targeted segment through various channels of sale, including Specifiers, Distributors, Owners, and Contractors.
- Strong understanding of the specification process, especially with local, state, and federal agencies, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors including customer decision process, understanding, and knowledge.
- Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.

Primary Location: US-TX-Houston
Function: SALE - Sales
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EBN-Construction Chemicals North America

About BASF Corporation

BASF SE, formerly BASF AG, is a Germany-based chemical company. The Company has six business segments: Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. Chemicals segment offers products in the chemical, electronic, construction, textile, automotive, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Plastics segment offers a range of products, system solutions and services. Performance Products help its customers to improve their products and processes. Functional Solutions segment bundles system solutions and products for customers and industries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Revus Energy ASA (Revus), an oil and gas exploration and production company. On September 26, 2008, it acquires Attapulgite Mining, Inc. On December 15, 2008, it acquired the concrete admixture business of Kejie Admixture Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Kejie). On December 19, 2008, BASF AG acquired Sorex Holdings Ltd.

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