Agronomist

About Agros

Agros provides solar-powered irrigation and soil management solutions to farmers in Cambodia and Myanmar. By combining solar-powered irrigation with improving soil health, our products contribute to improved profitability for farmers in a sustainable manner.

The position

For our fast-growing company, we are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled agronomist to lead the agronomy team and to support our company with the introduction of a new product line consisting of soil- and plant health solutions.  You have a hands-on mentality, a keen interest in calculating nutrient requirements, a commercial mindset, and you embrace the principles of regenerative agriculture. You are a real team player that likes sharing your knowledge. Together with a team of agronomists, you will pilot new solutions and develop affordable advisory service packages for small-scale farmers. 

Responsibilities

KPIActivitiesOutput
Introduction of new soil and plant health products suitable for the South East Asian market Define product specifications based on farmers’ needsIdentify new partnerships with key players in the agricultural input sector Collect relevant market information on sustainable, regenerative input products that complement and/or replace conventional input. Design and monitor field trials for product testingSupport the agronomy team in implementing trails and data collection Develop value propositions for farmers for the new selected productsProduct selection, vetting, and piloting
Develop crop advisory services packages suitable for small- to medium size farmers Advise the agronomy team on the design of crop protocols, including water, soil, and plant health recommendationsDevelop a model to calculate the nutrient soil-based balance versus organic and conventional fertiliser applicationSupport in developing a farmer app that includes a nutrient balance calculator and fertiliser application recommendations. Crop management protocolsNutrient calculator
Management of Agros agronomy teamDay-to-day management of Agros agronomy teamResponsible for team performance review and regular progress updates to management.  Create an inspiring learning environment for your team  Timely launch of new productsWell-functioning agronomy teamProducts developed 
Disseminate knowledge and information Translate field data into farmer benefits and ensure that sales teams are fully acquainted with this informationDevelop product specifications, guidelines and training material by demonstrating the usage, benefits and ROI of new products.Work together with other desks in the company to ensure a smooth launch of new products and services. Product specifications, user manuals, trainings, videos, testimonies, etc. 
Technical support Coordinate the implementation of in-company product training Coordinate the provision of advisory services to clientsDevelop suitable communication channels for farmer supportEvaluate impact of our productsImplemented trainingsSet-up of client appImpact study

Requirements

  • MSc degree in Agronomy from a well-known institution, with a specialisation in soil science 
  • 3-5 Years of work experience as an agronomist, soil scientist, and related field. 
  • Subject matter expert on soil science and regenerative and/or organic agriculture, with strong technical knowledge.
  • Work location flexible, preferably Cambodia or Myanmar 
  • Advanced skills in excel and related data programs. 

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV and resume to hr@agrosolar.asia. If the application meets the requirements, the candidate will be invited for a face-to-face or video conference interview.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cambodia Myanmar

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