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Trial Technician | Sicilia | Full Time 
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Iscritto il: 09/08/2008, 9:24
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Trial Technician | Sicilia | Full Time

Location: Ragusa, Agrigento, Siracusa (Sicily)

Purpose of the job

Organize and independently coordinate, set up and execute trials and/or screenings as defined by the Regional Product Development Specialist and/or R&D breeding teams for a specific area and/or crop(s) of expertise.

Use your local expertise to propose the local trial plan and/or screening, maximizing trial/ screening impact and efficiency and this in consultation with the Regional Product Development Specialist and/or R&D breeding teams.

Assure those aspects related to the management of the culture, pursuing overall trial representativeness, that the crop ends its cycle in the trials without incidents and that the correct work of selection, evaluation is done with the necessary people involved.

The main crops for this role are: Tomatoes and some support in other crops like melons.

Area of responsibility is Sicily, particularly in the area of Ragusa, Agrigento and Siracusa.

Your tasks and responsibilities

Design, plan and coordinate the trial schedule for a specific area and/or crop of expertise in close cooperation with the Regional Product Development Specialist, R&D teams and the Team Lead, leading the local trial plan proposal in line with regional crop strategy.
Set up, Monitor and execute the trials for a specific area and/or crops of expertise in close cooperation with Regional Product Development Specialist, R&D teams and the Team Lead.
Conduct field trial evaluations to collect, analyze and interpret autonomously subjective and objective trait data, according to the protocols, from trials and inform the Regional Product Development Specialist and/or R&D teams on the results.
Organize the necessary trial agreements, contracts and other processes with external and internal stakeholders.
Identify, analyze and present relevant information about competitors, market trends, agronomic topics/issues or any other valuable information to key stakeholders such as Regional Product Development Specialist, R&D teams, Marketing & Sales, Team Lead
Collect, analyze, interpret and register autonomously data from trials. Report back to the Regional Product Development Specialist and R&D teams using all available communication channels such as digital tools.
Use your trial evaluations and market knowledge to provide clear elevation proposals based on data analysis - aligned with the Regional Product Development Specialist and/or R&D teams. Show the performance of competitor varieties & highlight key advantages/disadvantages, ensuring external standards are known and included
Organize and coordinate meetings with all the necessary stakeholders involved in a crop/area/project in order to facilitate knowledge exchange and enable the decision making about trials and elevations.
Coordinate, communicate and update the trial plans to the Regional Product Development Specialist and R&D teams and provide technical inputs such as positioning, agronomic practices or other relevant variety information, in order to meet agreed standards about trial data quality, guarantee assertive positioning, time planning and budgets.
Propose and lead the local execution of Basic and Advanced product growing concept development trials to add value and broaden understanding aiming towards creating customized solutions for our customers.
Work with sales and customers to broaden your market understanding and to develop added value product concepts. Use these learnings to build more relevant trial plans, to review traits measured, give feedback to key stakeholders such as Regional Product Development Specialist and R&D teams and drive evaluation proposals.
Organize & train temporary resources/staff for trial work as necessary.
Support sales as a technical reference, sharing experiences of products in the field, provide local growing advice, support in demand creation activities and dealing with product related issues.

You are a professional with

A bachelor's degree in agriculture or equivalent applicable experience.
Experience in open field crops such as tomatoes is desired.
Experience with trialing is desired.
Computer literate. Some knowledge of Databases and statistics.
Good level of Italian & English, written and verbal.
Driving license & willingness to travel.
Ability to work with seasonal peaks.

Do you recognize yourself in the below competencies?

Passion for agriculture.
Team worker that instills trust.
Flexible, autonomous and very organized.
Analytical and a good observer.
Strong organization and communication skills.
Willingness to drive improvement and change.
Quality oriented and aware of performance

Do you recognize yourself in this job description and do you have the right interpersonal skills, experiences and competencies to be successful in this challenging international position within BASF Vegetable Seeds? Then we invite you to apply for this job and upload your motivation letter and CV via the "Apply" button Please apply before 18th November on: ... meo88sw%3d

If you have any questions about the position, you can contact Tatiana Pancaldi (
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03/11/2021, 9:02
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