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Senior Agronomist – Crop Protection & Management (The position has been filled)
Outstanding Career Development Opportunity
Newly Created Permanent Position Based in Melbourne, Victoria
Growing Australian Company with Global Operations
Our client is one of only eight worldwide processors producing Narcotic Raw Material for the international pharmaceutical industry. Its forward-thinking and innovative strategic approach, coupled with high quality products, has seen the company grow globally. Its presence in Australia, Europe and America, together with the introduction of new growing areas, has ensured long term sustainability for the supply of raw materials.
This role will be based in Melbourne and will look after all crop farms in Victoria. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:
Overseeing agronomy across company field operations and ensuring that crops are managed effectively to maximise yields and returns to farmers using industry best practice and that company develops and maintains a reputation for delivering highly professional agronomic advice
Working in close collaboration with company field officers and providing training as needed
Leading the development and introduction of new and enhanced methods for managing crops and the company’s program for development and introduction of new varieties
To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following requirements:
Tertiary qualifications in agricultural science or a related field. Postgraduate qualifications with a specialisation in agronomy for row crop(s) will be highly regarded.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in agronomy, preferably with poppies.
Extensive knowledge of crop protection and management under Australian conditions
High level skills with Microsoft Office
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent time management
High level of self-motivation
Sound practical ability and problem-solving capability
Ability to exercise individual judgement and initiative in the application of scientific principles, techniques and methods
Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task.
Key to this role will be your flexible “can do” attitude, excellent work ethic and initiative whilst working autonomously or as part of a team
Ability to share knowledge and train others as needed
Ability to work and liaise with a variety of people at all levels
Are you looking for a dynamic company experiencing rapid growth? If you are highly skilled in your field and have an excellent work ethic, then this role is for you! You will expand your skills, progress your career and enjoy recognition for a job well done.
To have a confidential discussion about this unique opportunity please call our team on 03 9516 0100. After hours you can call 0438 620 434.
To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.