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Development Trial Manager (Western Cape)



Johannesburg, South Africa · Honduras
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024


We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link 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. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe, and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.


The successful incumbent will be responsible for the management of allocated development projects in such a manner as to achieve the necessary statistical data to effect ethical product registrations in the shortest possible time. Duties will include the following:

  • Construction of trial protocols in accordance with Good Agricultural Practice and BASF guidelines in ARM

  • Allocating and Contracting external researchers/institutions to conduct the required trials in accordance with the relevant protocols and in the required bioclimatic regions

  • Ensure that trials are conducted in accordance with protocol requirements and good experimental practice

  • Review trial data submitted by contracted researchers to ensure the quality and integrity thereof

  • Verification and approval of invoices from contracted researchers prior to submission for payment and submission of ARM trial data into the BASF SPEAD database

  • Querying of the SPEAD database to extract statistical analyses of trials and projects for report compilations

  • Construction of trial result & project progress presentations for technical meetings with colleagues

  • Compilation of Project Executive Summaries for insertion into Registration Dossier

  • Compile presentations for training purposes on completed projects

  • Advise and mentor colleagues on technical aspects

  • Manage the allocated Project and Trial programs according to Key Tasks

  • Maintenance of a trial management database


  • Minimum BSc. in Agriculture or 10 years of relevant agricultural research experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in crops grown in the Cape region

  • 3 years of commercial agricultural experience, working with farmers

  • A working knowledge of ARM and SPEAD databases would be an advantage

  • A high level of competence in MS Office

At BASF, the chemistry is right.

Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.