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BASF Agronomic Excellence Agronomist in Regina, Saskatchewan

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Product Excellence Agronomist is accountable to the Agronomy Manager, this position is responsible for developing trial protocols as well as establishing and maintaining field trial and Digital Farming sites 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.

Formula for Success: You Will…

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

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

  • Take in-depth phenotypic evaluation notes

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

  • Depending on the specifics of the role the individual Agronomist may be in charge of data analysis as well as summary and presentation development

  • Will represent Product Excellence in cross functional teams and present findings to Senior Management

  • Problem solving through analytical thinking and judgments, some guidance on complex situations

  • Supervise and coach Summer Associates and supports Technical Agronomists

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

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.

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Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • A Bachelor Degree or related diploma and equivalent experience in Agriculture or related discipline. Masters Degree is preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an agronomist

  • Agronomic expertise and well-rounded technical skills and understanding of research and the seed industry

  • Experience operating farm machinery is required

  • Class 1 drivers license is preferred

  • Advanced computer and data analysis skills

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

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Skilled in Presentation Skills, Time Management and Managing and Understanding Behaviour differences

  • Trained with Forklift (where applicable), First Aid, Dangerous Goods, WHMIS Skills

  • Training related to technical aspects of Agriculture specifically as it applies to Breeding/Research

  • Experience coaching and mentoring employees

  • Extensive travel up to 75% required during field season (April to October) within 2 hours of the base office

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: G-APU/CP-Canola Agro Svcs & Prod Dev-63023553

Title: Agronomic Excellence Agronomist

Location: CAN-SK-Regina

Requisition ID: 1901376

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