In House Agronomist

Location
Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary
Competitive - Including Healthcare, Pension, Truck & Bonus Scheme
Posted
13 Jan 2021
Closes
10 Feb 2021
Ref
770
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our Client

With a reputation as one of the most progressive farming businesses in the country and strong financial resources, our client has developed a diverse farming enterprise growing combinable, energy and root crops including a significant potato operation and livestock unit. Due to continued investment in the region, the business now requires a progressive and innovative Agronomist or Technical Manager to lead the development and implementation of an agronomic strategy across 6,000ha in the region.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Agronomist will provide a full field walking agronomic service to the Yorkshire farming business producing a crop production protocol for all plant protection, nutrition and planting. The role will work closely with Farm Managers and Lead operators to encourage knowledge transfer and support field activities to maximise the effectiveness of the application. The role will lead maximise the use of organic fertiliser sources across the farms to increase soil fertility and have a clean plan to develop a modern and sustainable agronomic strategy. In addition, the role will also look to develop external income from agronomic and management advisory services within the region.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced, innovative Agronomist who has a proven track record of delivering agronomy at scale. This new role is about driving change so the candidate will be comfortable challenging traditional methodologies and use sound data analysis to encourage colleagues and suppliers to embrace new agronomic techniques. Candidates will demonstrate the financial acumen to create budgets and the commercial nous to deliver them with a strong team ethic and entrepreneurial spirit to add value within the senior management team. There are opportunities for the right candidate to expand and further develop this dynamic position in the future. BASIS & FACTS is essential.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Darren Houghton at Eden Search & Select Ltd on 0113 8346634 or apply below. Please note all applications will be presented to Eden Search & Select who are exclusively retained to lead this project.

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