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 will be given strategic assignments within the Crop Protection Marketing team, focused on areas such as marketing operations, product marketing, product launches, project management, and market research. 


The sales rotation equips participants with the tools and knowledge to build a strong foundation in customer excellence. Participants will learn about the industry, channel, and market and receive training on core selling skills and proven methodologies. Under the guidance of an assigned manager/mentor, participants will develop relationships with key customers to solve their problems.

Sales and Marketing Development programs

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in development opportunities, including skill development, workshops, roundtables with executives, and mentorships. As a Sales and Marketing Professional Development participant, you’ll benefit from a solid foundation in marketing, sales and agronomic skills and depart the program prepared to transition into a challenging full-time role with our U.S. Crop Protection sales team.


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


Sales and Marketing Development program participants are full-time employees. In addition to a competitive starting salary and other company benefits, you will be given the opportunity to learn from business leaders across the organization, deepening your industry and agronomic knowledge through a structured learning environment.


Program start dates are during the months of January and July. 


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. 


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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.