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Regional Agronomist - USA (Nebraska, South Dakota

Company: Anglo American
Location: Archer
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company description

Anglo American is a leading global mining company, and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations, development projects and undeveloped resources, provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world that meet the fast-growing consumer-driven demands of the world's developed and maturing economies.

POLY4 is our flagship multi-nutrient fertilizer product. Made from Polyhalite, it contains four of the six macro-nutrients and many micronutrients that are essential to plant growth. It allows farmers to maximize their crop yield, increase quality and improve soil structure with one simple product.

To work here, you must share our values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Job description

We are seeking an Agronomist, to establish and deliver on-farm and technical trials. Reporting to the Lead Agronomist for North America -the role is full time and functions to deliver practical and good fertilizer advice and to support the introduction of our fertilizer products and delivery of commercial objectives and plans.

Key accountabilities

Combine local agricultural and fertilizer market knowledge and experience to identify, organize and execute high quality commercial scale trials in farmers' fields.
Set up and deliver small plot scale relevant technical trial programs for POLY4 and fertilizer products.
Data management, quality review and timely submission of trial results, to ensure good agricultural and experimental practice
Work with and support customer needs. These can be through grower events, trade shows, providing technical support and training for key partners and teams, including troubleshooting throughout the supply chain
Provide technical information with crops, soil traits and fertilizer products and understand the technical position of POLY4 compared to competitors and build a profile as technical expert and ambassador in the region
Support the development of agronomic business plans to deliver good fertilizer advice and commercial objectives.
Monitor fertilizer stocks and assist with product transportation monitoring and product quality monitoring
Assist with local product registration activities, local legal compliance requirement and be aware of relevant changes. Support the Market Intelligence team, be aware of the local environmental, agronomic and guidance and best practice. Be aware of and provide support in respect of relevant product legislation in selected territory including registration, labelling, transport and storage .

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Agronomy or related discipline
Five years of experience of practical agronomy field work, preferably relevant to the fertilizer industry. A track record in the fertilizer industry is very advantageous.
Five years experience in the Nebraska, South Dakota region (Essential)
A good understanding of current crop production and agronomy practices for broad acre crops and high value crops of local importance.
An ability to organize and execute high quality commercial trial programs, and able to use the result to impact business success.
Experience and network with research providers, crops associations and agricultural cooperatives of local importance.
Experience with current fertilizer practices for both broad acres as high value crops across USA of relevance in the Nebraska/South Dakota region.
Good working knowledge of local fertilizer industry.
Excellent organization and time management skills, coupled with good inter-personal skills preferably with public presentation experience. An ability to communicate at all levels in English

Additional information

Location
Nebraska, North Dakota region
Home based; travel required

Salary
Competitive depending on experience.

Closing date
21st of January 2022

How to apply
If you are viewing this role on the Woodsmith Project website, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. Otherwise, please visit our current vacancies page, click on the role you are interested in and then click the 'Apply Now' button near the bottom of the page. We do not accept applications from agencies.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

We will process your information in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice.

Keywords: Anglo American, Lincoln , Regional Agronomist - USA (Nebraska, South Dakota, Other , Archer, Nebraska

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