Agronomy Research Manager
Lead development and enroll stakeholders in vision for GrowingPoint and Encirca on-farm trials. Key stakeholders include Agronomy Research Mangers, Commercial Unit Services Leads and Pioneer Agronomists. Leadership of trial vision and development includes those with responsibility to support and improve Encirca Nitrogen, Encirca Fertility and Decision Ag Platform efforts including Digital Agronomy Trials. Develop statistically sound and practically feasible protocols for trials and ensure they are clearly communicated to stakeholders who will lead trial execution. Work with Field360, TRIALS and Performance Explorer teams to ensure alignment on data capture. Lead analysis and summarization of resulting data and as appropriate, collaborate with members of Encirca team to ensure data is consumed by Encirca Insights to support this platform. Where additive, ensure results are provided in a deliverable to the sales organization that supports Pioneer and/or Encirca sales efforts. Collaborate with Encirca marketing and communication personnel to develop and deliver Encirca marketing materials and technical training. Audiences for training include agronomists, account managers and, on occasion, sales representatives and growers. Engage a small number of key university personnel on trial collaborations that support, enhance and refine Encirca services or Digital Agronomy Platform offerings and tools. As requested, engage industry and NGOs on sustainability collaboration efforts. Advocate for and position the sustainability benefits of Encirca Nitrogen and Encirca Fertility. Act as consultant to technical leaders to enhance Encirca and Digital Agronomy Platform tools, examples of which include Encirca Nitrogen, Encirca Fertility, and Encirca Insights suite of tools. Contribute and provide consultation to other Agronomy Sciences projects and information delivery efforts as appropriate in area of expertise. Stay abreast of current and developing knowledge in this dynamic arena through literature reviews and participation in scientific and other professional development opportunities. Qualifications:Master???s degree or Ph.D (preferred) in agronomy-oriented field of study including plant sciences and/or soil sciences. Knowledge or training in a specialized technical or agronomy discipline such as Agronomy and Plant Science or related field. Demonstrated and intense knowledge of soil-fertility and common practices relative to commercial use and robust knowledge of crop-growth and development and row-crop production. Knowledge of and experience with spatial-data tools, statistical analysis and probability principles, working with, summarizing, interpreting spatial data and communicating key learnings to internal and external audiences. Skilled in training, priority management and ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities. Good verbal communication skills, advanced level of PC and mobile computing skills. Demonstrated ability to build/maintain strong relationships and work effectively in a team environment. Lead and influence team projects. Work independently with minimum supervision. Work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.Apply for this job.