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BASF Canada Inc.
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Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the physical and psychological safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.

At BASF, we constantly strive to become an even better workplace. As a result of our commitment to our employees, BASF has earned various awards, including being recognized by Mediacorp in 2024 as one of Canada's Top Employers for tenth consecutive year, one of the Greater Toronto Area's Top Employers for the eleventh year in a row, and twice being named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Best Diversity Employers.

We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Manager of Public & Government Affairs (104401)

Working Model: Remote

Location: Remote

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a professional like you to join our team! As Manager of Public & Government Affairs, you will be an integral part of BASF’s North American Public and Government Affairs team, leading strategy development and execution related to public affairs engagement for BASF Agricultural Solutions in Canada. In this position, you will work closely with a diverse range of internal units to ensure the availability of BASF products in the Canadian market, enhance BASF’s reputation among public affairs stakeholders, and generally promote BASF’s Freedom-to-Operate.

As Manager of Public & Government Affairs, some of your responsibilities will include developing policy positions, public affairs engagement strategies, and related analyses to advance BASF business priorities on agricultural issues. As the successful candidate, you will be expected to use the full range of BASF public affairs tools, including direct engagement with federal and provincial government officials, to meet public policy objectives.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Develop and lead BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada public and government affairs strategy for key stakeholders and strategic topics, ensuring BASF’s Freedom-to-Operate.
  • Identify opportunities to advance BASF Canada AP public policy priorities at the Federal and Provincial levels.
  • Provide strategic direction on topics and processes such as stakeholder management, engagement planning and priority setting.
  • Work closely with Head of Communications & Industry Relations BASF Canada and BASF Corporate Government Affairs to promote BASF presence and brand awareness (in connection with BASF Canada AP Thought Leadership Strategy), coordinate public policy engagement and external communications related to Federal and Provincial government agencies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Marketing, Regulatory, Sustainability, and Technical Services to develop and implement strategies for promoting key products (crop protection, seeds, and digital).
  • Develop and grow an external network of direct and indirect influencers.
  • Provide thought and action leadership on future political trends and response strategies.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, political science, business administration, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the agriculture or agri-food industry.
  • Experience communicating about public policy issues to external stakeholders, including government officials.
  • Preferred direct experience working in a legislature or legislative committee, trade association, non-profit organization, corporate office or some combination of organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working on agricultural topics generally and an understanding of the specific Canadian policy landscape.
  • Knowledge of Canadian federal and provincial government policies, processes, and stakeholders.
  • Established network of agricultural policy advocates, grower groups, and government officials.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, including the ability to assess how policy proposals present opportunities or threats to businesses.
  • Strong relationship skills/capability in building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and partners.
  • Ability to present technical facts to knowledgeable specialized audiences and to persuade others to a point of view using facts.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you – the whole you – in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Empoyment

BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We seek to make our recruitment process accessible for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process, please contact with the subject line “Recruitment Accommodation Request”.

Privacy Statement

BASF takes security & data privacy very seriously. We will never request personal or financial information of any kind via either text message or direct message on any social media platform or job board. Furthermore, we will never offer a candidate a position and request a cheque for equipment or any other type of payment during the job application process. If you have experienced any of the above, please contact to report fraud.

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