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Sr. Market Development Agronomist

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Job ID 23961 Date posted 05/15/2021 Location : Lethbridge, Canada | Calgary, 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.Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.


Job Purpose and Impact

The Sr. Market Development Agronomist will partner with sales leadership and other members of the location team to develop and provide agronomic and crop production solutions for our farm customers to help further commercial goals. In this role, you will be involved in new product development and positioning to develop the assigned market.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as the domain specialist in crop production for the site to mentor, develop, present training and become a source for internal and external clients for crop production.
  • Execute on organization’s crop input market development plans by participating in customer field meetings, coordinated product trials, customer agronomy events, marketing support and delivery of crop planning services.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with our key crop input suppliers.
  • Provide vision for the geographic region using domain specialist knowledge in agronomy to identify new crop opportunities for the organization and our customers driving incremental revenue.
  • Partner with existing and prospective customers, collaborating with location sales teams, focusing on crop planning, seed selection, nutrient, weed, disease and harvest management, to help them produce better crops by making sound crop production and risk management decisions.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma OR Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, or a related field or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum two 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 areas
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends when needed
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledgeable in crop modelling (preferably in Horticulture Crops, Oil seed crops, Cereals, Pulses, Tubers or Fruits)
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite
  • Active listening and verbal and written communication skills
  • CCA designation or ability to get one

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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