Agronomist

08/08/22

Location

Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 94, Gent, Belgium

Vacancy

About us:

Protealis develops superior seeds and seed technologies for legume crops that are adapted to our local North-European environment. By combining innovation in breeding and nitrogen fixation we create new opportunities for European farmers to help overcome Europe’s protein deficit and provide local sourcing options for the growing number of producers of meat and milk alternatives.

 

Why do we need you?

At Protealis we want to provide farmers with the best genetics and growing advice for protein crops. As we intensify and geographically expand our efforts, integrate novel technologies, add additional protein crops to our portfolio and start sales, we are looking for an additional agronomist to help us realize our ambitious growth strategy. 

 

What do we need you to do?

  • You design, plan, coordinate, execute, monitor and steer the different testing and production trials together with the other agronomists as a team

  • You develop the growing manual for Protealis’ varieties with the objective of making the most of the variety’s potential for farmers, multipliers and processors adapted to specific environmental, agronomical, and economical circumstances in the countries of focus in North Europe (zone above Paris)

  • You develop relationships with customers, institutes, trialing organizations and farmers, with the objective to have a reliable network for trialing and getting input/feedback on market developments

  • You present and discuss conclusions of the trials on variety and new seed tech products to the breeding-, microbiology-, production- and salesteam

  • You inform management, R&D and sales team on needs, opportunities and new technologies in the market with the objective of steering and prioritizing the breeding- and trialprograms to the market realities

  • Provide agronomical/technical support and crop- and varietal training to the sales- and production team and to customers

  • In a joint team effort, you provide input for and coordinate execution of variety registration and application for plant breeder rights to protect Protealis’ interest. You advise breeding and sales on variety portfolio composition based on market insight and customer feedback

 

What can you expect?

  • To be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that combines a determination to achieve with fun

  • To have a job that has direct impact on the success of the company and the profitability and sustainability of our agriculture

 

What experience are we seeking?

  • You are educated as master in a relevant field and have at least 5 years of experience in field crop farming, agronomy and field trials.

  • You have basic understanding of plant breeding, plant physiology and general crop husbandry. Previous exposure to seed sales and/or product registration is a strong plus.

  • You are proficient in English and have a good knowledge of French. German is a plus.

 

Which person fits our team?

  • You work carefully, orderly and structured and check your work.

  • You are efficient and effective in your approaches and dare to challenge the status quo.

  • You are flexible: you take into account that weather conditions can sometimes disturb work planning and you have flexibility to travel to trial sites and customers in N-EU.

  • You respect the agreements and rules within the company.

  • You get your energy from achieving something as a team and feel accountable for the team results as well as your own contributions

  • You communicate clearly, candidly, and respectfully

  • Purpose in your job matters to you and you see your values reflected in Protealis’ mission

  • You are customer oriented and get energized by customer satisfaction.

  • You feel great in a fun team and add to that spirit

  • We value people for who they are and expect that you do too. We embrace diversity regardless of age, gender, belief, origin or orientation.

 

How to get on board?

Send your resume and motivation letter to Jobs@Protealis.com

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