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DEKALB Agronomist - NW Saskatchewan

Position:DEKALB Agronomist - NW Saskatchewan
Job Location:NW Saskatchewan
Apply Before:December 31, 2017
Availability:full time permanent
Description:Monsanto's North America Row Crops Technology Development and Agronomy organization is looking for a DEKALB Agronomist for the NW Saskatchewan.

Key Business Accountabilities:

- Conduct field scale market development trials for commercial seed products
- Technical support and training with strategic retail partners and DEKALB Territory Managers
- Provide technical information with seed, trait, and chemistry products
- Support weed management strategy and other stewardship initiatives for seed and trait products
- Build profile as technical expert in territory
- Compliant with Monsanto safety, driving policies, and manage summer students

Scope of the Job:

Execute field scale testing programs
- Programs include market development of commercial seed products (i.e. DEKALB MD trials)
- Execute trial protocols and manage both agronomist and retail MD trial program
- Work with retails/cooperators to seed trials, collect required data, maintain trials as needed, and harvest trials
- Data management and timely submission of trial results
- Work with marketing to categorize and validate key product features and benefits

Technical support and training for strategic retail partners and DEKALB Territory Managers
- Work with DEKALB Territory Managers to achieve local business objectives through technical support and training. Retail support provided strategically based on business priorities
- Provide technical information to support and position DEKALB seed and trait products
- In-field and classroom agronomic training for key retails and Territory Managers and presentations at key retail and grower tours
- Support Territory Managers with in-field diagnostic service for seed product performance inquires requiring technical analysis

Provide technical information with seed, trait and chemistry products
- Communicate agronomic position of seed products, benefits of trait products and benefits and uses of chemistry products
- Ensure new technologies have proper profile with key growers and retail
- Understand technical position of Monsanto products compared to competitors

Support weed management strategy and other stewardship initiatives for seed and trait products
- Communicate position of weed management strategy and other stewardship initiatives
- Provide technical support and training for weed management strategy and other stewardship initiatives as needed

Build profile as technical expert in territory
- Build presence with key growers, retails, and 3rd party consultants
- Develop content for Growing Knowledge publication as well as external technical publications
- Participate in industry events and organizations where appropriate
- Create awareness with media as a technical expert for canola, corn, and soybean production

Compliant with Monsanto safety, driving policies and manage summer students
- Complete safety and driving training as required
- Report injuries and accidents as required
- Coordinate and participate in required safety meetings
- Support safety initiatives at TD sites and locations
- Recruit, hire, and manage summer students
Qualifications:
Qualifications:
- Undergraduate degree in agricultural science is required
- Knowledgeable in Canadian canola, corn and soybean production practices
- Excellent relationship building skills
- Excellent organization, time management skills and team interactive skills
- Able to interpret and communicate research information for business impact
Compensation:n/a
Contact name: Denise S. Coletto
Company:Monsanto
Email:denise.s.coletto@monsanto.com

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