Precision Agronomy Lead – Saskatchewan

Accepting Applications @Crop 360
  • Moose Jaw, SK, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : June 21, 2024
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  • Job ID 7608

Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION
Our client, Crop 360, is committed to providing best in class agronomics, products, technology, and services to maximize productivity and profitability on the farm. Founded in 2020, as a division of Hawk’s Agro, Crop 360’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, Crop 360 emphasizes sustainable practices and collaborative growth, aligning their operations with the broader values of Hawk’s Agro to support both individual farmers and local communities.

As a family first organization that believes in partnership, the foundation of Crop 360’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 Crop 360 please visit their website at Crop 360 – Partners in agriculture. (hawksagro.com).

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Precision Agronomy Lead will be responsible for leading the Crop360 VR program, a pioneering initiative in precision agronomy. You will be responsible for implementing and promoting Crop360 VR within the trade area, managing mapped areas, prescription writing, and facilitating on-ground mapping and soil sampling. You will also work with SWAT Maps technology to optimize nutrient placement in fields. The ideal candidate should have a passion for precision agronomy, a strong grasp of logistics and technology, and the ability to communicate effectively with both staff and customers. This role emphasizes building the business through referrals and collaborating with the current sales team to introduce and promote this innovative technology to existing customers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Crop360 VR Program

  • Serve as a leader in promotion of Crop360 VR.
  • Prospect new Crop360 VR customers.
  • Write prescriptions for Crop360 VR customers.

Precision Agronomy Leader

  • Lead implementation of Crop360 VR program.
  • Work the BDM to develop Crop360 VR strategies.
  • Manage mapping, sampling and prescription writing.
  • Work with Crop360 agronomists on Crop360 VR strategies.

Crop360 Staff and Retail Training

  • Educate new and current staff on knowledge needed to promote Crop360 VR.
  • Organize and execute training for agronomists during off season.

Data Management

  • Manage customer billing.
  • Track expenses and profitability of Crop360 VR.

 

FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Drive significant acre growth by expanding the adoption of Crop360 VR technology across the trade area, targeting a substantial increase in the number of acres managed under precision agronomy practices.
  • Ensure high levels of acre retention by maintaining strong relationships with existing customers and consistently demonstrating the value of Crop360 VR technology in optimizing their agronomic practices.
  • Focus on earning the trust of the current sales team through the development of robust, collaborative relationships.

 

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

  • A degree in Agriculture or a related field is an asset.

 

Experience

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

 

Competencies and Knowledge

  • A strong understanding of monitors, systems and soil samples is necessary.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft office programs.
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions (fields and storage).

 

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
Saskatchewan – preference to Moose Jaw or surrounding areas.

 

HOW TO APPLY
For the opportunity to join Crop 360 in the role of Precision Agronomy Lead – Saskatchewan, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID #ALHP-058132

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. *