BASF Midwest Agronomist - Central/Northern Illinois in Springfield, Illinois

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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 has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Midwest Agronomist (1801539) –Central/Northern Illinois

As a Midwest Agronomist , you will establish working relationships with seed advisors, innovation specialists, breeders, and technical and sales counterparts in crop protection. In addition, you will manage regional robust variety testing programs to support variety advancement, variety placement, develop best management practices, and guidance for variety life cycle management.

Midwest Agronomist – (1801539) - Central Illinois

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Provide strong leadership and technical expertise in the effective evaluation and management of the extensive Credenz portfolio of soybean varieties

  • Develop new potential markets and demonstrate programs to support district, regional and national selling objectives

  • Prepare technical materials as needed

  • Lead agronomic and product training activities targeted at business representatives, customers, university personnel, and other influential customers

  • Monitor and positively influence key centers of influence (COI) such as universities, consultants, and other 3rd parties through relationship building and regular contact

  • Provide product information, label updates, and technical results to these COI's

  • Administer local demonstration and grant in aid research programs

  • Provide customer service call training and assistance to seed advisors and innovation specialists

  • Train Seed Advisors and Innovation Specialists on investigative field techniques, and assist with product investigation where necessary.

  • Investigate and provide supportive data to meet sales objectives

  • Develop field plot protocols, providing needed data to answer product usage questions

  • Provide technical link between Biology (R&D) and the marketplace

  • Become familiar with seed products prior to first marketing year

  • Participate and help organize on-farm product testing

Where you'll work…

You will be living within and managing the Central/Northern Illinois territory.

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • MS/PhD Degree in Plant Science, Crop Science, Weed Science, Agronomy or Related Discipline

  • 10 years technical, sales and/or marketing experience

  • Crop production work experience

  • Excellent computer skills; Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to utilize a smart phone and tablet to conduct business

  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% overnight/weekly

  • Willing and able to reside in assigned territory

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Excellent self-motivation skills

We Also Look For…

  • Demonstrated track record in agricultural or related industry

  • Knowledge of local crops (corn, soybeans, wheat, etc.)

  • Knowledge of markets, customers, and key 3rd party influencers of the agricultural chemical industry

  • Current Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) qualification or willingness to obtain

Willing and able to travel locally and internally.

Job: SALE - Sales

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

Title: Midwest Agronomist - Central/Northern Illinois

Location: IL-Springfield

Requisition ID: 1801539