Head of Wheat Breeding Europe (m/f)

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Job Field: General Management
Location: Seeland, DE
Company: BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed GmbH
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: EN57521768_ONLE_2

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

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 - so that we can effectively contribute to improving for people's lives and business' demands.

What you can expect

Come join us on our journey to create solutions for sustainable agriculture as Head of Wheat Breeding Europe (m/f).

  • You will be responsible to lead development, seed production, and registration of superior wheat hybrids for European markets.
  • You will manage daily operations and personnel at stations in Gatersleben (DE), Milly la Fôret (FR), Tsentraln'e (UA) and dependent operations in the UK and Poland.
  • You drive breeding decisions based on best practices and innovative solutions to meet long- and short-term business objectives and influence business decisions through providing leadership in breeding expertise, market knowledge and scientific excellence.
  • You contribute to the global wheat breeding business success by leadership and collaboration in global breeding teams and related research as well as development functions.
  • Furthermore, you manage resources as well as personnel to meet budget targets and you ensure the compliance and participation of safety, stewardship and regulatory policies, while setting high standards of professional conduct.
  • You supervise and develop scientists within the European wheat breeding team to build a high-performance team and effectively network to influence top personnel and to manage complexity, build business continuity and drive innovation.
  • You will travel as needed to accomplish business goals (25% of your time).

What we expect

  • After successfully completing your M.Sc. or PhD in plant breeding or related science disciplines, you have gained several years of experience leading commercial crop variety development within the EU.
  • You have experience with research planning and controlling as well as R&D management and are experienced with crop registration within the EU, plant breeding methodologies, seed production and crop agronomy.
  • You are able to effectively communicate this expertise through project management and presentations as well as scientific methods, retrieval and visualisation.
  • In addition to managing resources and personnel, you have already applied your leadership experience in previous positions.
  • You are well acquainted with standard IT applications and statistic programms and you are well-versed in using your excellent communication skills in English as well as German or French on a daily basis at work.
  • On a personal level, you are an innovative team player and a strategic thinking person with an organizational awareness.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

Join the best team with more than 110,000 other minds to connect with globally. Explore your BASF career options at on.basf.com/mycareer.

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