BASF Intellectual Property & Stewardship Brand Manager in Calgary, Alberta
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Intellectual Property & Stewardship Brand Manager - (1900919)
Where the Chemistry Happens
The primary focus in this position will be to support intellectual property (IP) management for InVigor canola and the Clearfield business. This will involve working with the IP manager to develop the new platform and implement the new process with stakeholders. The role will involve establishing a working relationship with seed partners, managing the IP process, support and implement auditing and enforcement, develop brand plan strategies by crop and support the overall crop Solution development. The position will require an ability to influence and interact with internal / external partners, the Marketing, Customer Solutions, Sales, and Legal groups as well as BASF Strategic Agency Partners.
- Develop & execute annual campaign plans that support IP management and
stewardship for InVigor canola, Clearfield lentils and Clearfield wheat to
contribute to relevant Crop Solution Plans
- Manage seed partner relationships to ensure alignment on seed variety LCM
and new distribution model to support sales and promotion activities and the
IP management process; Negotiate new agreements with new lentil seed
partners and breeding partner
- Manage data program management for the Liberty link soybean platform for
Pride seeds and Winfield
Work with IP Management team/recon team to ensure system alignment across the 2 HT platforms to support ongoing data management, continuity of care regarding auditing / enforcement and proper data reconciliation
Manage Intellectual Property management process – maintenance of
agreements and process at the seed partner, channel and grower level.
- Oversee the continued implementation of the Evergreen Clearfield
commitment process with sales staff, retails, seed growers/seed partners
seed labs and coordinate with IP Manager to implement auditing and
- Develop a plan to establish a new framework to launch a new Clearfield trait
stack and implement a trait fee in lentils for the new platform. Support the
business team to launch hybrid wheat to ensure a robust IP framework can
be established to support the commercial launch
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.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Formula for Success
- BSc is required. Master’s degree in Business is preferred
Minimum 8 years in a related role
High level of technical, financial, and marketing comprehension for assigned portfolio, competitive products, and overall assigned market
Must have demonstrated initiative and ability to reach set objectives in past job roles
Must possess strong analytical skills, communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, excellent strategic and critical thinking
Proven management and leadership skills within the IP realm
Sound agronomic skills relative to seed and awareness of importance of seed and understanding of seed companies business.
Job: MARK - Marketing
Organization: N-APN/MK-Agricultural Solutions Canada-60000957
Title: Intellectual Property & Stewardship Brand Manager
Requisition ID: 1900919