Principal Regional Agronomist - Georgia (field)-1901668 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Principal Regional Agronomist (1901668) - Georgia (field)
Where the Chemistry Happens...
Technical expert providing strong leadership in the effective evaluation, management, & technical information exchange of the extensive Credenz, FiberMax and Stoneville portfolios of soybean and cotton varieties and trait technology packages leading to decisive variety placement that optimizes yield potential and performance predictability within specific production regions.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Thesis-based MS or PhD degree in a biological or agricultural related science preferred. PhD with minimum of 4 years; MS with minimum of 8 years but prefer 10 years.
Minimum three years high level performance (at or above expectations) in previous position in an agriculturally related field
Thinks strategically on short-term and long-term business development. Reacts to market developments and makes critical decisions for region.
Technical knowledge of crop management practices of cotton and soy in the US
Communication and human relations skills are necessary to perform the duties of the position, influence decision makers and project a positive BASF technical image.
Analytical and creative skills are needed to manage complex databases and deliver strong business support findings
A specialized knowledge of variety testing, statistical analysis and experimental design is required.
Proficient computer skills are needed to analyse data, prepare promotional and training literature, and to accomplish written communication tasks.
Outline, implement and manage a broad testing program to effectively evaluate BASF cotton and soybean varieties for commercial advancement and placement refinement.
Work closely with commercial operations, marketing, supply chain, production, breeding, trait development, technical service, innovation specialists and seed advisors to profitably manage a robust product portfolio of seeds and traits; following stewardship and compliance requirements, contributes to the development of commercial strategies and provides product positioning tools for sales.
Technical expert of the product portfolio of seed and traits and plays a significant role in the variety advancement process. High level of competency in product portfolio, product placement, product management, and competitive offerings.
Lead agronomic and product training activities targeted at seed advisors, innovation specialists, business representatives, customers, university personnel, and other influential customers
Train Seed Advisors and Innovation Specialists on investigative field techniques and assist with product investigation where necessary.
Strong statistical & analytical skills; strengths in experimental design. Provides leadership in data management and analysis as well as development of sales support materials.
High potential for managerial roles. Knowledge extends well beyond own region, with global practice awareness. Actively engaged in special projects to support growth of seed and trait business in US and/or globally.
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At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.