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BASF Project Leader (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58478284ONLE1

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Karina Urich (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005-58528

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

BASF Digital Farming GmbH stands for a modern agricultural sector. We are making agriculture smarter and simpler. Our digital solutions allow for fields to be constantly analysed at the field-zone level so that farmers learn more about their crops every day and crop production can be taken to the next level. Our work is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about BASF Digital Farming GmbH at

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

With its xarvio (TM) product portfolio the BASF Digital Farming GmbH enables farmers to improve and automate agriculture by using data such as smart sensors, advanced models and artificial intelligence.

  • As a project leader, for one of our enabling hardware projects, you will get the opportunity to conceptualize, develop and validate a new generation of technology for crop optimization.

  • You will be responsible for the overall project team steering and enabling the project team to develop the best possible solution.

  • Furthermore, you will identify customer needs as well as value potential and translate this into a digital product development pipeline for our crop optimization technology, using design thinking principles.

  • You will ensure agreements within the project team and orchestrate all project resources as well as the priorities agreements.

  • In addition, you will reach agreements at senior leadership level, by providing concise updates and preparing decision guidelines as well as recommendations.

What we expect

  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences or (Software) Engineering

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in managering research and development projects in Agriculture Technology, from that, ideally 3 years of professional experience in consulting or agile software development

  • Fluent English language skills

  • Willingness to travel internationally

  • Ability to orchestrate teams of various specializations through high interpersonal skills

We offer

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.