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Recruitment: BASF, Assistant Manager, Sales, Animal Nutrition, Korea (1)

 Company   BASF
 Website  http://www.basf.com/ 
 Date  11/04/2022

Assistant Manager, Sales, Animal Nutrition, Korea

Job Description

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.


Position summary:

  • Full responsibility of the Profit & Loss (P&L) for Sales Animal Nutrition in Korea; achieve sales and profitability targets (KPI fulfilment)
  • Direct the development and maintenance of operational forecasts regarding volumes, market share, financial requirements and human resources needs, and monitor projected effects
  • Responsible for all customer facing activities in Korea
  • Contribute to organizational decision making & strategic direction

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:
Strategy development:

  • Direct the development of regional go-to-market and account strategies; ensure account plans are fully developed and executed with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent the country in the strategic dialogue with the Regional Head of Sales (HoS) to develop future strategic options (long term) and market tactics (mid-term)
  • Understanding and reporting of market trends
  • Focus on implementing regional customer portfolio strategy
  • Identifying potential collaboration partner to enhance positioning of BASF in South Asia

Sales management:

  • Optimize sales turnovers, improve profitability, and identify areas of improvement by analysing and benchmarking the regional business internally and externally, steering the business team, assessing new opportunities, establishing key account concepts, and recommending exiting from unprofitable businesses
  • Directs the development and maintenance of operational forecasts regarding volumes, market share, financial requirements and human resources needs and monitor projected effects
  • New Business Development and opportunity pipeline management short- to long-term
  • Steer local market fix costs
  • Analyse, decide, and implement best channels to market in agreement with Regional HoS and Global Business Management to achieve market share and penetration targets. Assure Sales Management tools (SalesForce, PowerBI, MS Teams) are fully employed and utilized to foster sales operation speed by continuously driving the implementation of efficiency and digitalization

Customer Management:

  • Strengthen and cultivate high level relationships with key existing and potential customers/distributors
  • Key contact for problem escalation and resolution with customers and internal stakeholders
  • Manage local Distribution Management via best practice and in line with BASF compliance
  • Pro-actively seek the strategic dialogue with customers to position BASF as partner and differentiate from other suppliers

Annual Business Planning:

  • Direct and realize the annual operational (budgeting) & middle-&-long term strategic planning of the local business by setting sales volume, selling price and profitability targets through negotiation and coordinating the relevant business activities with supply and sales organizations.

Education/Qualifications required:

  • Master or Degree in Animal Nutrition
  • A degree in Business Management is a plus

Competencies required:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Marketing and Sales with broad knowledge in
  • business operations and the Korean Market
  • Strong leadership competencies in leading direct & virtual employees to success, and in developing talents

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Proven entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to effectively prioritize in a multitask environment
  • Seasoned professional knowledge in Animal Nutrition & Nutrition & Health Industry in Korea

Primary Location: KR-Seoul-Seoul

Job: Sales / Technical Sales

Closing Date: 15-Apr-2022, 5:59:00 PM


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