BASF Commercial Seed Production Agronomist - Washington State - Remote in Washington

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a Commercial Seed Production Agronomist who will be responsible for the establishment, coordination and management of a production region(s) and is directly involved in all aspects of the production program from planning to implementation of Seed Production.

Commercial Seed Production Agronomist - Washington State - Remote (1805217)

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • You will ensure that production goals are met in their region for both yield and quality through production planning and development, grower relations, accurate record keeping and management and agronomy of in season seed to harvest activities (Planting, spraying, rogueing, certification and crop inspection, pollination, harvest activities and all other required production activities)

  • Manage interactions with growers and pollinators ensuring strong relations and a positive image of BASF in completion of activities such as grower contracting, contract administration, training, grower meetings and providing advice and recommendations consistent with production strategy.

  • Perform and coordinate seed logistics activities to ensure accurate records and movement of seed which involves delivery of parental seed to the grower, the safe storage of seed following harvest, quality sampling of harvested seed, coordination of seed to cleaning locations, accurate record keeping and data entry, coordination with the logistics group to ensure that all required documentation is thoroughly completed on a timely basis allowing for deadlines to be met.

  • Participate in the operation of the Parent Seed facility as required by coordinating activities and resources as well direct involvement in the treating and blending of parental seed.

  • Participate in contra season activities from planning to implementation.

  • 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 – agronomy, location planning, field selection, grower relations, logistics, quality management etc.

  • Ensure all activities are carried out in support of health and safety guidelines, QMS, SOP’s, 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.

  • You will develop and maintain extensive interaction and communication with contract growers, pollinators, suppliers, industry colleagues as well as officials from CFIA and CSGA including crop inspectors and administrative staff.

  • Minimum of a bachelors degree in Agriculture (specializing in CropScience preferred) or related discipline. Experience in crop production, hybrid canola seed production, canola agronomy seed certification and farm equipment knowledge. This position should have an understanding of CSGA seed production requirements, this position is part of the agronomist career path and it is recognized that at an entry level the candidate may not have extensive experience, therefore a combination of education and experience will be considered.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: SEEDS&TRAITS-Seed Business CAN-63022049

Title: Commercial Seed Production Agronomist - Washington State - Remote

Location: Washington

Requisition ID: 1805217