Agronomist

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
31 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Agronomist

We are looking for an experienced Agronomist to promote best practice in order that grower's members may become the most technically competent, profitable and aware in the UK industry, and specifically to:

• Gain full accreditation and qualification in BASIS and FACTS certification schemes.
• Understand and appreciate the overall, holistic, aims of the companies advisory Service.
• Undertake regular visits to members' farms to a schedule agreed with each individual member prior to the commencement of each season.
• To assist in the provision of agronomic support required by each member selected from the Advisory Service menu:

• Performance and production Benchmarking
• Crop production planning
• Fertiliser and Fertigation recommendations
• Environmental management recommendations
• Crop Husbandry recommendations
• Flower mapping interpretation
• Labour profiling
• Supporting research programmes
• Irrigation recommendations
• Pest and disease monitoring and control recommendations
• Plant health testing
• Substrate analysis and management recommendations
• Taking soil or substrate, plant, leaf or sap samples and providing interpretation and advice from the analysis results returned or plant clinic report.

The above should be recorded and advised in a manner agreed upon by the grower and all remedial applications recommended using the Farmade GateKeeper software provided. To write weekly technical notes for inclusion in a regular in house bulletin, circulated to all grower members via the company website. This should cover the most relevant current cultural topics for crops, highlighting particular areas of attention in that relevant period.
• To take part in farm walks, meetings and any other such events held to support members and information sharing.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

• Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
• Well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
• Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
• Creativity
• Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
• Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
• Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
• Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
• Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
• Very good organisational skills
• Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

SKILLS

• BASIS and FACTS qualifications preferred, but not essential