Senior Agronomist

Vacancy

Narromine, Australia (Fulltime)

Senior Agronomist

Can you offer alternative solutions?

Do team members and growers find your advice on crop cultivation of great value? Do they consult you when they discover an issue, and can you offer alternative solutions? We are looking for a Senior Agronomist who has hands-on crop production experience in preferably vegetables and/or seed production. You ensure crop cultivation resulting in the requirements of the Breeder, Researcher and Seed Production Specialist, to facilitate an effective breeding process and seed production of a diversity of crops.

What are you going to do as a Senior Agronomist?

You lead, develop, motivate and coach team members and give them functional guidance, advise and support. You use your technical knowledge and experience to partner with breeders and researchers and agree on the most effective conditions. In this context: the cultivation of the crops all over the site included greenhouse climate control, soil management, crop protection, fertilization, irrigation and a healthy and safe working environment.

Together with the breeders, researchers and production specialists you define and evaluate the crop objectives. This means proper planning, execution and coordination of cropping activities. To ensure all tasks within the trials are executed in such a way that it’s aligned with the crop and financial objectives you document incidents and procedures related to crop management. These will be at and around our main station as well as in cross state nurseries.

The team includes five local team members and you participate in and contribute to the international teams for optimizing crops at all our stations. You keep in touch with commercial crop production and provide and exchange information on crop cultivation to our sales representatives, trial officers, crop specialists. Together with the R&D Operations Manager and the Station Manager you ensure a smooth-running station.

Your Power

Our station in Narromine and our growers have multiple open field crops: pumpkin, onion, cauliflower and lettuce varieties. Therefore, it is important to listen carefully and ask the right questions to the internal clients and translate their different needs in the best way of crop cultivation. You are the Senior Agronomist who can influence and convince them why this is the best practice. Because of the size of the trials, you work structured and precise. In other words, a keen eye for detail. Our goal is to deliver uniform, healthy and good starting seed.

In short you:

  • Have expert knowledge of and 10 years’ experience in crop cultivation and plant physiology, preferably in vegetables and/or seed production crops
  • Have proven success of complex cropping systems
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Work structured and have an eye for detail
  • Have experience with leading a team
  • Have people management skills (planning and budget included)
  • Are available for weekend shifts

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.

Interested?

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below.

  • Ka Kyung Langstadt, Global Recruitment Manager, +31 65525507