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Market Development Agronomist

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Job ID CLA00517 Date posted 09/02/2020 Location : Clavet, Canada | Davidson, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry. 


JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT


The Market Development Agronomist will be responsible for contributing to crop input sales by leading with knowledge to position products that proactively help our farm customers grow better crops. Our agronomic knowledge will differentiate Cargill from our competitors, leading to stronger business relationships with our customers, and in turn, resulting in incremental sales and margin opportunities for Cargill.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Works with existing and prospective customers to help them grow better crops through making sound crop production and risk management decisions, areas of focus will include crop planning, seed selection, nutrient, weed, disease, insect and harvest management.

  • Executes on Cargill’s crop input market development plans. This will include customer field meetings, cooperative product trials, customer agronomy events, marketing support and delivery of Cargill’s crop planning services. Maintains good relationships with our key crop input suppliers.

  • Serves as the “Expert” in crop production for the location team. This will include providing local crop production training to the location staff.

  • Works with location sales team in positioning products that proactively help our farm customers grow better crops. This will include joint farm calls with Sales Representatives, as well independent farm calls.

  • You will work under general supervision and independently solve moderately complex issues while referring more complex problems to a higher-level staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Required qualifications
• Diploma OR Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or a related field
• 2+ years of directly related work experience
• Eligible for membership in the Provincial Institute of Agrologists. Future requirement will be to obtain CCA accreditation.
• Have proven working knowledge of plants, crops, soil, and related area
• Ability to work overtime and weekends when needed
• Must be legally authorized to work in Canada

Preferred qualifications
• Knowledgeable in crop modelling
• Proficiency with the MS Office suite
• Active listening and verbal and written communication skills
• CCA designation or ability to get one

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