Global Digital Product Owner

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We are seeking a professional to join our team as a Global Digital Product Owner. In this role, you will be responsible for managing and driving the development of digital products to implement our global and multi-year Digital Roadmap for Seeds & Traits R&D within the Agricultural Solutions business of BASF. Additionally, a key responsibility for this role is managing the digital product lifecycle.

In this role, in tight collaboration with our international team, you will enable BASF to bring innovation and deploy Breeding digital products in (predictive) breeding and trait development projects. Robust and innovative breeding pipelines are critical for effective and efficient decision making in Seeds & Traits R&D, to accelerate product development and strengthen BASF’s competitive advantage in the seeds business. This is a global function; the place of employment can be Belgium, but also the US. Your work will contribute to BASF’s innovative Seeds & Traits to help farmers sustainably feed and clothe the world, the biggest job on earth.


  • You will participate in a high-performance project team, and actively co-lead projects using an analytical mindset from functional analysis and technical analysis to implementation, user test, and rollout, addressing impacts to other projects and dependencies as well as change management with the user community.
  • You will lead teams in effectively reacting to changes in business requirements, changes in relative business priorities for feature implementation, or unanticipated technical issues that arise.
  • You will create future-proof digital solutions that are accepted by the user community and achieve the agreed business outcomes, while being technically & financially sustainable. This gets at the core of your main responsibilities.
  • You will define the product vision in partnership with stakeholders and ensure that the product is continually improved according to prioritized stakeholder requirements, while being maintained as efficiently as possible; this includes managing relationships with any external partners and vendors upon which the product depends.
  • You will set common expectations among the stakeholders and the project team, provide regular updates on progress on milestones, and drive resolution of any issues or conflicts that must be solved to achieve the business outcome.


  • You have a bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years’ experience / Master’s degree with at least 5 years of successful experience in a relevant field of digital life science. You understand business needs/demands & define business requirements at a product level.
  •  You have experience in hands-on, agile project management and the usage of scrum with DevOps teams for implementation.
  •  You have excellent collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to work within global and diverse teams as well as with external partners and vendors where appropriate.
  • Your digital mindset and your passion for improving processes enables you to think out of the box.


  • A permanent contract within an attractive working environment in a professional and motivated team.
  • A role with challenging assignments and responsibilities.
  • An attractive base salary in relation to your diploma and competencies, an annual bonus, and extra-legal benefits.
  • A good work-life balance.

Come join us in bringing the lab to the field

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. We invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion.

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Application process

1. Application

You found the job you like on our website. Time to hit that ‘apply’-button and let us know who you are through the application form.

2. First encounter

We are intrigued by your application and call you immediately. At this point you can expect questions like: What motivates you? And what are your skills?

3. Interview

The call went great! So here you are, ready for your interview with HR and a hiring manager. We want to know more of your story and of course, you can ask about our story as well.

4. Contract

Welcome to our team. When can you start? So we can everything ready for your first day. You know, computer, paperwork, cake, balloons …

5. Onboarding

We welcome you with open arms and get you up and running. Including our eye-opening bootscamp, from the lab to the field.