Welcome Graduates! 

Accelerate your potential with BASF’s Sales and Marketing Professional Development Program.  We believe talent is in everyone. We offer college graduates an opportunity to enhance their leadership potential through immersive experiences in marketing and sales. This highly selective program consists of two 9-month rotations in Marketing and Sales and is designed to give every participant the opportunity to learn, explore and succeed. Come innovate with us.


You'll have the opportunity to participate in development opportunities, including skill development, workshops,  roundtables with executives and mentorships. As a Professional Development participant, you'll benefit from building a solid foundation in the crop protection business prior to transitioning into a challenging full-time role within Agricultural Solutions.

Apply for PDP Roles

To start your career, click here to explore and discover if there’s a career match for you at BASF Agricultural Solutions. 

Criteria for all programs

To apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Geographically mobile, willing to relocate and travel as required by the program
  • Permanent work authorization in the U.S. is required
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Passion for agriculture
  • Leadership potential

Technical Services PDP

Leveraging your agronomy technical skills (MS or PhD required), you will participate in a 12-month assignment at a BASF research farm location.  You will become a BASF product expert by providing technical positioning and support to both internal and external customers.  This role interacts with biology, business representatives and agronomic service advisors within the given territory.    You will also investigate and utilize data analysis to provide strategic direction to meet sales objectives. 


Program start dates are flexible and will depend on final defense of thesis or dissertation.  Final placement is highly dependent on business need. 

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Sales and Marketing PDP

This program consists of two 9-month rotations in Marketing and then Sales with the objective to give you opportunity to learn, explore and succeed.  You will be given strategic assignments within the Crop Protection Marketing team where you will be focused on marketing operations, product marketing, product launches, project management and market research.  Your sales rotation will be anywhere across the US aimed at providing you with opportunities to work with our sales force and enhancing your cropping system knowledge. 


Program start dates are during the months of January and July.  Final placement is highly dependent on business need.  

APN Professional Development Program

APN Professional Development Program is a 24-month job rotational program focused on building professional skills & competencies to help early-career professionals jumpstart a successful, challenging career within the Agricultural Solutions Division of BASF. 


Program start dates are during the months of January and July.  Final placement is highly dependent on business need.


Come Innovate with us by Applying to the BASF Agro Solutions Professional Development Program

BASF's Professional and Leadership Development Programs were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university students and recent graduates an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. 


Step 1:  Review opportunities of interest to you.


Step 2:  Prepare (or update) your application.  Make sure you have an updated resume and that your cover letter is relevant to a position that interests you.  Here are some tips to highlight your achievements.

·        Your resume should include dates with prior job roles.

·        Be specific about projects you’ve worked on or led. What was the outcome? How was success measured?

·        Highlight a leadership role in a volunteer organization, club, affiliation, internship or part-time job. Consider including the scope of the work you performed and the size of the team.

·        Include your GPA, as well as school-related projects or coursework that demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.

·        Private information about you is not relevant and can be omitted.


Step 3:  Complete application.  Apply to positions of interest and where your qualifications and skills are a match.


Step 4:  Stay connected!  Follow us on LinkedIn


We are convinced that diversity makes our company more successful.  We look forward to your application, without regard to gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or race.


New to Interviewing?  We want to help you make a good first impression. 

If your qualifications are a match for the Professional Development Program role, you’ll be invited for an interview by a member of the Collegiate Relations Team.


Before the Interview

Review the job requirements and be prepared to share how your skills and qualifications are a match.  Helpful questions to think about as you prepare:

·        How do you work best, both as an individual and as part of a team?

·        What challenges have you faced at school or at work and how did you overcome them?

·        Which of your skills or experiences would be assets in the role and why?


During the Interview

Integrate specific examples of your skills and qualifications to answer the questions.  Be concise with your answers.  Structure your responses to questions to demonstrate how you arrived at a solution.  Think STAR:

o   Situation

o   Task

o   Action

o   Result


·        Be yourself.  We want you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to BASF.  Here are a few tips from our Collegiate Relations team to bring your authentic self to the interview:

o   You are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you.

o   Don’t stress. Be yourself and highlight how your talents and strengths can contribute to the role and BASF.

o   Show your passion.

·        Ask questions – the interview is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the role and BASF. If you don’t understand a question, ask your interviewer for clarification and take the time you need with responses.


After the Interview

Send or e-mail a thank you note.  It’s always a good gesture to show appreciation to the hiring team, reaffirm your interest in the role and highlight your key strengths that are a match for the role. 



Meet The Recruiters

Connect with us!  We are one team, working together to Create Chemistry.  Our Collegiate Relations team can help you connect with a program that matches your skills and talents.  We love to chat with new people.  Let’s get to know each other. 

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