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Technical Agronomist at Koch Agronomic Services

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wichita, Kansas





Job Description:



Who are we? Watch to find out!

 

Koch Agronomic Services, LLC is looking for a Technical Agronomist to join a growing enhanced efficiency fertilizer research and development team. The Technical Agronomist will work with and support 4-5 strategic account managers in a region of the US to be determined, based on the comparative advantages of the Agronomy Team and the needs of the organization. The primary focus is to deliver technical product information and training to customers, consultants and farmers. Secondary emphasis is to manage a regional portfolio of projects within a broader third-party field research program, to help the business evaluate existing products and new technologies. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to manage customer relationships in the context of ag retail & distribution, attention to detail, the ability to prioritize based on value creation potential, experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and be able to present technical concepts to audiences with a diverse range of agronomic knowledge.


This is a work from home position with flexible geography, depending on cropping system expertise and comparative advantage. Should be located near an airport and willing to travel.


Primary markets are the Eastern Corn Belt, Western Corn Belt, Northern Plains, Midwest, Mid-South/Delta.



 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Take ownership of a regional agronomy program and strategy with input from sales, marketing and other related capabilities

  • Develop relationships with key customer sales and agronomy personnel, farmer/managers, researchers, and independent consultants within the region

  • Manage a regional portfolio of field research projects to help KAS agronomy to evaluate current and developing technologies

  • Educate KAS regional sales team and the sales & agronomy teams of our customers, to position KAS product offerings with a competitive agronomic advantage in the market

  • Provide marketing team with technical sales agronomy input for the development of sales support materials to support sales within the region

What You Will Need:


Basic Qualifications:


  • 3+ years of agronomy experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy or a closely related field

  • Experience designing and conducting research trials and analyzing results

  • Valid US driver's license

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time


 

What Will Put You Ahead?


Preferred Qualifications:



  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Agronomy or closely related area




  • Certified Crop Advisor or Certified Professional Agronomist




  • Experience with soil fertility and fertilizer products



  • Specialized knowledge in a complementary aspect of agronomy, such as crop protection chemicals, biologicals, seed, precision ag, or cropping system sustainability

Physical Requirements/Other Considerations:



  • Ability to sit, stand, or kneel as needed




  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.



Want to learn more about KAES?


 

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.



Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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