Head Of Agronomy

Head of Agronomy - CenturionReference: PTA-JP-1An established manufacturer of plant and animal nutrition is seeking a well-experienced Agronomist to focus on developing and promoting better farming practices, compiling fertiliser recommendations and supporting agents in the field.Duties & ResponsibilitiesMinimum requirements for the role:Must have a Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Soil Science or related fieldMust have a BASOS/FERTASA certification and be SACNASP registeredAt least 15 years experience as an Agronomist will be requiredMust have a valid drivers license and be willing to travelUp to date knowledge of industry trends, technology and developments are essentialGood sales and presentation skills will be preferredThe successful candidate will be responsible for:Compiling fertilizer recommendations for farmers requirements.Studying plants and soil to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, with the aim to improve crop yield and solve problems facing the agriculture industry.Researching, developing and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather.Assisting in Product registration for the technical team.Visiting fields to scout for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes.Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested parties.Promoting products and techniques through educational presentations.Actively involved in the marketing of all product ranges, gathering marketing material and compiling product/crop booklets to distribute as marketing material.Managing product trails to gather information for registration and sales purposes.Liaising with manufactures regarding the import of products.Extensive travelling to provide support to Business Unit Managers and Agents.Salary package is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.Please note that subsequent to the screening and shortlisting process, all further communication will be entered into, only with the shortlisted candidatesPackage & RemunerationR Market related
Johannesburg, GT, ZA