Senior Agronomist – Crop Protection & Management (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
27/03/2016
  • Outstanding Career Development Opportunity
  • Newly Created Permanent Position Based in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Growing Australian Company with Global Operations

 

THE COMPANY

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.

 

THE ROLE

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

 

REQUIREMENTS

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

 

WHY APPLY?

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.

 

APPLICATIONS

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.

 

THANK YOU

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.