Talley's Ashburton is seeking an Agronomist to plan, manage, and execute crop production activities in the Mid-Canterbury region. Our Ashburton plant processes potatoes, peas, and sweetcorn from its site in Fairton, 10 minutes north of Ashburton.
Reporting to the Field Manager and supported by the wider field team, you will provide technical and agronomic support to our diverse grower base. This includes the advice on the application of fertiliser, agro-chemicals, and general husbandry of the contracted crops. This role is responsible for providing timely information on the crop estimates and harvest co-ordination to ensure only the best quality fresh produce is delivered to the business for processing.
The successful candidate will have:
3+ years agronomy experience preferred
An appropriate degree, diploma, or technical qualification
Excellent record keeping and organisational abilities
Customer service and relationship management skills as well as excellent Interpersonal skills allowing you to communicate effectively with all growers and staff
A good understanding of health and safety responsibilities and the ability to assist in creating high awareness and compliance with safe operating procedures is essential
We will offer a competitive salary, including a vehicle and an opportunity to develop your career within a leading NZ company.
Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.