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Agronomist Winnipeg Canada,  


Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

Job Description DuPont Pioneer is currently recruiting for an Agronomist in Manitoba. The Agronomist will coordinate seed production of soybeans. This position will focus on contracting seed acres, recruiting growers, and educating growers to produce high yielding pure seed. Lead a team to accomplish all facets of field production. As a member of the field management team, the Agronomist will assist with planning business operations and provide support for temporary employees.  The ideal candidate will work out of a home office in Manitoba and will travel within their soybean production area.   Operational: " Assist growers in developing production management programs which enhance growers profitability. " Maintain grower evaluation program which effectively and fairly measures grower productivity. " Responsible for all aspects of grower contracts in collaboration with contract conditioners(implementation, price elections, contract elections, contract questions, payment problems). " Work with contract conditioners for seed acreage contract allocations to growers. " Gather management information about varieties for proper environmental placement. " Remain abreast of and take a proactive role in environmental issues related to all phases of seed production such as conservation and ground water. " Be knowledgeable of current agronomic practices and government agricultural programs. " Implement and maintain quality standards as outlined in Pioneer quality plan. " Implement safety programs in all aspects of field seed production. Administration: " Plans winter meetings with growers. " Gather ideas which enhance the overall productivity of all growers. " Provide proposals for the development of the plant location business plan, this includes making recommendations for the capital budget. " Responsible for monitoring plant expenditures as assigned. " Add and drop growers based on grower evaluation. " Implement safety programs in area of responsibility. Staffing: Coordinate recruiting and training activities for seasonal employees in soybean production. Evaluate staffing need to accomplish all related tasks.   *LI-AB1 Job Qualifications Experience and Education: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or related field. 3-5 years of experience working with seed growers and seed plant operations. Critical Skills: " Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations. " Knowledge of field equipment including knowledge of precision agriculture. " Supervisory and team leadership skills. " Training and presentation skills. " Priority management and ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions. " Interpersonal flexibility. " Good verbal communication skills. " High level of PC skills desired. GPS mapping skills desired. " Willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse - hot, cold, dust, etc.). " Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

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Canada Manitoba Non Office Based...

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