Agronomist – Lethbridge

Accepting Applications @AgroPlus Inc.
  • Lethbridge, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : June 21, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 7604

Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION
Our client, AgroPlus Inc, is committed to providing best in class agronomics, products, technology, and services to maximize productivity and profitability on the farm. AgroPlus’s objective is to partner with farmers with the goal of optimizing agricultural productivity and profitability. They offer a range of services, including field mapping, soil and seed testing, custom floating applications, and on-farm trials. Their expert agronomists provide tailored, data-driven recommendations, ensuring precision in crop inputs and enhanced yields. Committed to innovation and community support, AgroPlus emphasizes sustainable practices and collaborative growth, aligning their operations with both individual farmers and local communities.

As a family first organization that believes in partnership, the foundation of AgroPlus’s business is relationships with producers, employers, and communities.  Being independent allows their staff to adapt to changes in the agriculture, to ensure that they are on the leading edge of agronomic practices, technology and products.

For further information on AgroPlus please visit their website at AgroPlus Inc. | Independent Agriculture Retail.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Agronomist for Lethbridge will be responsible for delivering top-tier agronomic support to growers in the AgroPlus Agronomy program. As the Agronomist in Lethbridge, you will collaborate with farmers to design comprehensive seeding, fertility, and pesticide strategies. Your responsibilities include conducting in-season scouting and providing data-driven recommendations based on field observations. The ideal candidate possesses a deep passion for agronomy and enjoys hands-on fieldwork, ensuring that growers achieve optimal crop performance and sustainable agricultural practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES

AgroPlus Agronomy

  • Provide best in class agronomy.
  • Prospect new AgroPlus agronomy customers.
  • Manage your customer billing and collections.

AgroPlus Program

  • Support AgroPlus Precision Lead in promotion and execution of the VR program.
  • Support Director of Business Development in execution of AgroPlus confirmed trials.

AgroPlus Staff and Retail Training

  • Educate and promote AgroPlus Agronomy.
  • Organize and execute training for growers and JGL retail staff during off season.

Training

  • Participate in manufacturer, distribution and internal meeting and training.
  • Attain your provincial agrologist designation and/or CCA certification

 

FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Create strong working relationships with key stakeholders of the farm.
  • Meet or exceed sales and margin targets.
  • Make a positive impact to the profitability of the farm.
  • Provide overall increase in value to the farm

 

THE INDIVIDUAL
Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:

Education

  • Professional Agronomist Designation degree is an asset.

 

Experience

  • 3-5 years experience needed in the agriculture industry; specifically, in horticulture and/or field crops.
  • Farming background considered an asset.
  • Certified Crop Advisor Designation considered an asset and encouraged for professional development.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Travel frequency 20%
  • Corn industry experience considered an asset.

 

Competencies and Knowledge

  • A thorough understanding of irrigation practices and management is essential.
  • A thorough understanding of soil biology is essential.
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions (fields and storage).
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with staff and external consultants.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team

 

Personal Profile

  • Self-starter
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Highly accountable
  • Detail oriented with analytical skills
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Strategic and operational performer
  • Collaborative
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment

 

COMPENSATION
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

 

LOCATION
Lethbridge, Alberta
The successful individual will work from either their home office or company office and is expected to be in the field and at grower sites between 60-70% of the time.

 

HOW TO APPLY
For the opportunity to join AgroPlus Inc. in the role of Agronomist – Lethbridge, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID #AWFW-242545

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Tammy Berge at 587-200-0114 ext. 103.

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit: www.profoundtalent.com

 

* We thank all applicants for your submissions, however only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *