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BASF Parent Seeds Production Agronomist - Contract in Kamloops, British Columbia

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Parent Seeds Production Agronomist - Contract (2300455) – Kamloops, British Columbia

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Accountable to the Manager, Parental Seed Production, this position is responsible for the establishment, coordination and management of a parent seed production area, with a focus on meeting both yield and quality standards.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Be responsible for ensuring that production goals are met in their region for both yield and quality through identification and procurement of sites, organization and execution of seed production activities (site preparation, planting, spraying, volunteer control, roguing, crop inspection, pollination, harvest activities, site cleanup and all other required production activities), quality control, grower relations, and accurate record keeping.

  • Perform and coordinate seed logistics activities to ensure accurate records and movement of seed which involves movement of seed used for planting, safe storage of seed following harvest, cleaning and sampling of seed, accurate record keeping and data entry and coordinating movement of seed to long term storage.

  • Participate in contra season activities as required.

  • Manage all resources to achieve all production goals and the effective operation of the program, including HR resources (contract of casual employees), equipment and inventory.

  • Identify and provide recommendations to challenges facing production with the goal of continually improving in all areas – agronomist, location planning, field selection, grower and pollinator relations, logistics, quality management, etc.

  • Ensure all activities are carried out in support of health and safety guidelines, QMS, production protocols and other internal and external regulations and practices as well as participation in the development and improvements of all the above processes as required.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Holding a minimum of a diploma (preference of a degree) in Agriculture with specialization in crop science/agronomy or related discipline.

  • Possessing experience in crop production, canola seed production, seed certification and farm equipment knowledge.

  • This position is part of the agronomist career path, and it is recognized that at an entry level you may not have extensive experience, therefore a combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to be flexible and modify plans as required in order to minimize impact on data and production as situations arise.

  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team and establish relationships with both internal and external partners (growers, beekeepers and industry partners).

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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. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.

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BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-APN/TO-Regional Seeds Supply NA-63022030

Title: Parent Seeds Production Agronomist - Contract

Location: CAN-British Columbia-Kamloops

Requisition ID: 2300455