Regional Marketing Lead High Tech Crops Europe

At BASF Vegetable Seeds, it is our ambition to make healthy eating enjoyable and sustainable. Together and in collaboration with partners we are eager to improve our vegetable varieties and solutions for our customers, the vegetable value chain and consumers worldwide. To further develop and grow this ambition we are looking for a marketing professional in the position of Regional Marketing Lead High Tech Crops, who connects long term strategies and anticipated market needs and trends. Next step is to translate these demands to marketing plans in Europe for High Tech Crops, Tomato, Cucumber and Lettuce.

YOUR JOB AS MARKETING LEAD

As Regional Crop Lead you are accountable for translating crop tactical plans into the regional marketing plan and to follow up implementation within the region. In this position it is key that you develop global crop market intelligence. Furthermore, you lead and foster the crop community within Europe. You understand the business drivers of glasshouse horticulture and you will be focusing on the crops Tomato, Cucumber and Lettuce.

This role can work from home office or local BASF office in most EU countries.

The main responsibilities of the Regional Crop Lead:

  • Successfully implementing the regional marketing plan
  • Steering the regional crop assortment and repositioning commercial assortment
  • Delivering regional pricing on crop introduction and repositioning
  • Launching new and adapting existing crop concepts and collaborating with relevant stakeholders for building an introduction strategy
  • Developing a sales forecast and taking accountability for the accuracy of the figures
  • Demand planning for the region and developing a regional specific crop portfolio
  • Developing market intelligence for the crop to create innovative customer solutions
  • Bring added values to customers by focusing on customer specific market development activities and capturing market trends

YOUR TEAM 

In this role you will join a highly dedicated team of Regional Marketing Leads and Marketing Specialists reporting to the Regional Marketing Manager. In close collaboration with the Sales organization and the Regional Marketing and Sales organization you drive market development activities for Europe.

YOUR PROFILE AS MARKETING LEAD

You are a Marketing and Sales professional with B2B experience and a strategic thinker. With your sound business understanding you can translate business context into value adding Marketing and Sales actions. Furthermore, you are a team-player with high quality standards. With your entrepreneurial personality you are able, to challenge the status quo and to bring the sales department to the next level.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Academic working and thinking level, broad knowledge and  marketing experience in a B2B market;  e.g. agriculture, horticultural produce, food ingredients, soft commodities or similar and international business (min. 5 years)
  • Excellent relationship building, influencing, interpersonal communication and personal presentation skills
  • Demonstrates leadership, professionalism, and integrity at work
  • Willingness to implement strategic plans as well as to spontaneously take on responsibility and dive into a broad range of tasks
  • Regional and some international travel up to 50%
  • Excellent mastering of the English language

LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS

  • Pioneering: courageously trying new things to win
  • Empowering: enabling to take actions and make decisions
  • Performing: focus on the right things and act fast
  • The referral reward policy for employees of BASF Vegetables Seeds in the Netherlands applies to this vacancy.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. At BASF Vegetable Seeds we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone. That’s why we empower you with the tools, guidance and opportunities you need to advance and succeed in work and life. We offer you a variable remuneration in addition to an attractive salary and excellent benefits like a good pension, collective health insurance, training opportunities, flexible and remote working etc.

Giving you the support that you need to be your best and fulfill your personal ambitions is what helps us achieving our ambitions. After all, our success is linked to yours. Whatever path you envision, BASF Vegetable Seeds is a great place to build a rewarding, successful career.

WELCOME TO BASF

It is our ambition to make healthy eating enjoyable and sustainable by offering vegetable solutions in line with consumer demands. Our breeders and researchers are constantly working on the development of improved varieties in our laboratories, greenhouses and fields. We look at the needs of vegetable growers and the vegetable chain as well as consumer trends and social developments. By working together with partners in the vegetable value chain, we actively contribute to improve vegetable consumption with innovations that are attractive, healthy, tasty and sustainable.

BASF VS is one of the largest vegetable seed companies in the world, with its Nunhems® brand. Under this brand, BASF VS offers specialized advice and 1,200 vegetable varieties in 24 crops to the professional horticulture and vegetable chain. The company is present in all major vegetable producing markets and has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

More than 600 employees work at the main location in Nunhem; in the laboratory to support the worldwide breeding activities, and in modern greenhouses and trial fields for the breeding programs of a.o. leek, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes and carrot, as well as in the seed cleaning and processing activities and quality assurance. The high-quality seeds are exported to customers in over 100 countries.

For BASF, diversity is one of the essential keys to business success and the well-being of our employees. We promote an inclusive culture that accepts the diversity of people, experiences and capabilities. By embracing talents and abilities of all kinds, we aim to boost creativity and motivation, and enhance our teams’ performance.

INTERESTED IN THIS JOB?

Are you curious about the job, and do you want to know more about why it’s so great or what are the biggest challenges in your role? If you have any questions about the position and procedure; BASF Nunhems has outsourced this recruitment process to Grapefrute, please contact us +31 475 770 777.

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