Field Agronomist – Job Vacancy
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we aim to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.
Delivering innovation by delivering high quality & usable data: To conduct and or oversee field trials in a safe and efficient manner, providing quality data for use in biodossiers, project decision making and transfer of knowledge to Market Development and other Commercial functions (e.g., Sales & Customer Marketing).
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
// To carry out allocated trials, safely, efficiently and to a high standard in order to provide useable data for the process of registration of new and existing active substances/products and determine the validity of proof-of-concept projects.
// In collaboration with Agronomic Solutions, create protocols (for relevant disciplines) and provide in season support for peers within the Field Agronomist team.
// Actively provide knowledge and observations from field trials on project developments to Agronomic Solutions Manager by updating SCOUT continuously throughout the season.
// To be responsible for the maintenance of site equipment to ensure accurate and safe application of chemicals to trial sites and maintain storage facility in a professional manner.
// Accurate and prompt use of the trial database (in most cases SCOUT), ensuring data is available within two weeks for Agronomic Solutions and decision making in central functions in order to develop new products as quickly as possible.
// To actively participate in training, motivation and safety of temporary employees and all other commercial functions (e.g. Sales, Customer Marketing & Market Development).
// To adhere to all applicable safety regulations and procedures to ensure continued compliance with in-country Health & Safety regulations.
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
// University Degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Horticulture or Biological/Data Sciences; with focus on crop protection
// Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar role.
// Knowledge of crops and practical cropping systems as well as experience with field trials and field-testing methodology, including digital.
// Excellent human relationship and social competence (teamwork skills) required.
// Good networking and communications skills.
// Good organization and planning skills to manage complexity.
// Flexible and reliable person.
// Experience in data science in addition to high competence with IT applications including Microsoft Office and database systems.
// Proficient in English language – written and spoken
// Relevant competence certificates for spraying (country specific)
// Valid driver’s license
// Good networking and communications skills
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Employment Type : Permanent
Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.
To apply for this job please visit career.bayer.com.