Agronomist - Seed Production


Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 27/05/2017

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Agronomist / Agriculture

Job description:
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of healthcare and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve  their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give the them the power to change.

Primary Focus

Conduct and manage field productions of pre-basic and F1 hybrid canola seed as required by satisfying internal production standards and completion of the program within quality, timeliness and financial objectives.

Role and Responsibilities
  • Delivery of Parent Seed, and F1 hybrid canola, including preparing,establishing and managing production sites in accordance with protocols;
  • Should ensure all operations satisfy stewardship and regulatory requirements, including past sites where applicable;
  • Maintain relationships with growers, contractors, and the general farming community for mutual benefit;
  • Identify and propose improvements to the field operations production program;
  • Maintain industry relationships and an up to date knowledge of the local canola industry in order to provide practical support to breeding, marketing and sales as required;
  • Be responsible for the safety and maintenance of all machinery and trial equipment as directed;
  • The supervision of contract and casual personnel from time to time;
  • This hours of work for this role is heavy dependent on seasonal conditions, therefore flexibility in your approach to working hours will ensure success.

Who you are
  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture or related discipline or an experienced field agronomist with practical experience;
  • Field agronomy with a practical knowledge of using, managing and maintain field equipment;
  • An understanding of general agronomy necessary;
  • Ability to work within a team environment and independently;
  • Experience working in a QHSE and legally compliant work place;
  • Strong communication and relationship management across multiple stakeholders;
  • Able to be flexible with your working hours – base on climate conditions.

As an employer of choice, Bayer will provide you:
  • Competitive salary package and benefits;
  • Opportunities for ongoing learning and career development.

Your application:

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity