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BASF Early Product Trial Manager - Central Kansas (Salina area) (Remote) in Durham, North Carolina

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Early Product Trial Manager (2103174) – Central Kansas (Salina area) (Remote)

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Early Product Trial Manager is accountable to the Northern Region Agronomy Lead, this position is responsible for developing and executing wheat and oilseed rape trial protocols as well as establishing and maintaining field trial and digital farming site production for the purpose of evaluation, statistical analysis and summary with the goal of developing agronomic recommendations and identifying targeted seed quality enhancements that will provide the highest return to growers.

You will need to live in the Salina Kansas area.

Formula for Success

  • Able to independently conduct field research experiments as assigned, including seeding, spraying and harvesting trials.

  • Develop successful, sustainable and productive relationships with growers and industry.

  • Take in-depth phenotypic evaluation notes.

  • Perform and coordinate seed logistic activity protocol development, literature review and trial maintenance. In all cases, data and records must be accurately finalized and prepared with the timelines that are outlined or required.

  • Depending on the specifics of the role, the Specialist Biological Research may oversee data analysis as well as summary and presentation development.

  • Will represent Agronomic Services in cross functional teams and present findings to Senior Management.

  • Supervise and coach Summer Associates.

  • Participate in one development assignment out of the scope of regular job duties per year.

  • Ability to work outside.

  • Ability to travel; extensive up to 45% required during field season (April to October) within 2 hours of the office base.

  • Specialist Biological Research operates their program independently while following standard operating procedures and protocols. Responsible for day to day decisions on management of field site agronomy with support of Manager in uncertain situations.

Ingredients for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree or related diploma and equivalent experience in agriculture or related discipline, Master’s Degree preferred

  • Class 1 driver’s license preferred

  • Trained with forklift, first aid, dangerous goods and WHMIS

  • Training related to technical aspects of agriculture, specifically as it applies to research

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience as an agronomist, field trial manager, or technician

  • Experience operating farm equipment is required

  • Experience in field data research collection

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring employees

  • Agronomic expertise, technical skills and understanding of research and the seed industry

  • Advanced computer and data analysis skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as operate independently

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Time management skills

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.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-APN/TU-US Seed Business-63021963

Title: Early Product Trial Manager - Central Kansas (Salina area) (Remote)

Location: NC-Durham

Requisition ID: 2103174