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BASF Senior Counsel, Legal, US Agricultural Solutions, Virtual in Florham Park, New Jersey

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Senior Counsel, Legal , US Agricultural Solutions, Virtual

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Product & Trade Regulation group in BASF’s Legal Department provides legal advice to BASF’s businesses and functions on federal and state laws and regulations concerning BASF products, such as those governing chemicals, pesticides, foods & drugs and products of biotechnology. The group also provides advice concerning laws and regulations governing international movement of goods and technology, such as customs and export control laws.

We are seeking a professional like you to join our team and be responsible for providing strategic regulatory advice and guidance to BASF’s Agricultural Solutions business concerning crop protection products, as well as work with other business and functional units and other members of the Legal Department.

This position will report to the Associate General Counsel for Product & Trade Regulation.

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your Juris Doctorate degree, an active license to practice law in at least one US state or the District of Columbia, and your demonstrated expertise in US pesticide law, you will provide strategic legal advice and guidance to the Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Science units within BASF’s North American crop protection business, in connection with specific product authorizations.

  • Relying upon your legal experience in a law firm, corporation, or regulatory authority focused on product regulation, litigation, and compliance matters, you will support the strategic development of sustainability initiatives for BASF’s North American crop protection business from a legal perspective.

  • Demonstrating your legal expertise in the area of regulating pesticides, endangered species, seeds and traits, biotechnology, chemicals and international trade, and administrative procedure, you will develop and implement a legal license-to-operate (LTO) strategy for BASF’s crop protection business in North America, to identify regulatory trends and anticipates potential litigation risks to product authorizations arising under North American pesticide, endangered species, seed, and trade law, in alignment with the global LTO strategy for BASF’s agricultural solutions business

  • Your willingness and ability to acquire a working knowledge of unfamiliar subject matter areas within the scope of product regulation will serve you well, as you develop a thorough understanding and familiarity with the company's businesses, people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors, to identify trends and formulate strategies accordingly.

  • Combining your vision for change and impact, and your ability to both identify problems and present creative alternatives and solutions, you will advise, integrate, and support BASF’s corporate litigation group in managing litigation over crop protection LTO disputes, as well as provide early alerts and train functional and business unit personnel with respect to regulatory legal and compliance issues.

  • Your deep understanding of the US agricultural industry and agricultural solutions business will be essential, as you stay current and provide advice on compliance with legal requirements governing the company’s portfolio of conventional pesticides, agricultural seed treatments, microbial pesticides and inoculants, among others, as well as potentially chemical products marketed outside the agricultural space, subject to a wide variety of US laws, in support of obtaining new product approvals, addressing operational incidents, asserting confidentiality claims, conducting investigations and voluntary disclosures of potential regulatory deviations, and defending the company against civil/or civil administrative enforcement claims.

  • Utilizing your exceptional and effective written and oral communications skills, you will participate as appropriate on law committees of product regulatory-related trade associations, as well as proactively collaborate in the global regulatory legal group to support BASF’s global agricultural solutions business and its strategic positioning in the US and in other regions.

  • As a talented networker with excellent ability to teamwork and collaborations skills, you will facilitate implementation of the LTO strategy by other Product & Trade Regulation attorneys in their work in connection with BASF North American crop protection/seeds & traits projects and products.

  • Applying your outstanding strategic thinking and analytical abilities, you will perform special assignments or projects as determined by Legal Department management, as well as review and comment on advertising material for agricultural solutions products to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and industry standards

  • Your highly developed issue management and organizational skills will be a valued asset, as you review and revise product regulatory provisions in transactional documents, including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, agreements for the purchase or sale of goods or services, confidentiality agreements, and material transfer agreements.

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: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: CLN/RR-Regulatory-63014928

Title: Senior Counsel, Legal, US Agricultural Solutions, Virtual

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 2103560