Agronomy Team Leader



Come join us on our journey to create innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Agriculture plays a fundamental role in fulfilling many of humanity's basic needs: food, feed, energy. To support growers and those who take care of our environment, BASF develops innovative solutions for farming, pest control and landscape management - so that we can effectively contribute to improving people's lives and business' demands. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for sustainable agriculture at the Innovation Center of BASF Belgium Coordination Center.

LOCATION
Astene
COMPANY BASF
Innovation Center Gent
CONTRACT TYPE
Permanent
WORKING HOURS
Full-time

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What you can expect:

  • You will manage the group of Breeding Agronomists, executing OSR evaluation trials in Belgium, France and Poland.
  • You will establish and maintain breeding trials for the purpose of evaluation, statistical analysis, and selection with the goal of developing hybrids that provide the highest return to growers.
  • You will provide leadership and management to a team of Breeding Agronomists in alle areas of human resources which includes coaching, employee development, performance management and day to day supervision and administration.
  • You will maintain technical competency in agronomy and field trial equipment.
  • You will act as a leader from innovation point of view.
  • Managing breeding agronomists and optimizing resources while promoting a safe workplace belongs to your responsibilities.
  • You will conduct and manage field trials ensuring high quality standards are maintained with the goal of producing seed and data for local and global breeding programs.
  • You will manage this through trial and location planning, creating field trial protocols, field plans, randomizations and field books, management and agronomy of in season seed to harvesting activities.
  • You are responsible for accurate record keeping and labeling, and statistical analysis of agronomic and quality data for trial reports.

Who you are:

  • You have minimum a Bachelor in Agriculture (with preferred specialization in Crop Science).
  • You have experience in plant breeding, genetics, oilseeds rape agronomy, oilseed rape botany, pollen flow and genetic purity.
  • You demonstrate a minimum of 8 years of experience as Field Trial Agronomist.
  • You have a strong background in oilseed rape agronomy, statistical design, machinery operation, experimental techniques as well as genetics and plant breeding.
  • Experience in digital phenotyping is an asset.
  • You are a flexible team player with excellent people management and problem-solving skills.
  • You demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English. You can express yourself in French.
  • You have the ability to modify plans as required to minimize impact on data and production as situations arise.
  • You are able to work independently as well as in a team either as a member or supervising coworkers.
  • You show the ability to make quick and accurate decisions based on a combination of knowledge and experience to ensure that each aspect of the program is met in an efficient and timely manner.

BENEFITS

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

WHAT WE GIVE YOU

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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