Western Crop Research Manager – (Sacramento,CA)
Description :Do you have a Master's or PhD in Agronomy or Horticulture or do you Bachelor's with at least 5 years' experience in Ag or Horticulture? Do you have a PCA or CCA? Do you have a valid CA Driver's License with a clean driving record? Do you have a QAL or the ability to obtain a QAL within the first 3months of work? If you are confident in your abilities, and you said YES to these questions, we want to hear from YOU!For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.? Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!General Purpose and Scope of Position:?The Western Crop Research Manager is a pivotal role responsible for the design, implementation, and final reporting of statewide research trials and demonstration plots; this includes collecting and prioritizing trial ideas and requests across various departments.? This role will provide technical support and information to the Branded Products team, Sales team, and Branch and Area Managers for the purpose of providing Crop Protection Chemicals (CPC), Wilbur-Ellis Company Branded Products, and Plant Nutritional based solutions for customers.? The Western Crop Research Manager is also responsible for communicating overall findings and results with field staff, management, and supplier Technical Service staff.?Key Skills and Abilities Include:Deep understanding of production agriculture field practices, industry crops, and technologiesStrong background in CPC and adjuvants/surfactantsExperience and training with data capture/entry, specifically with ARMStrong ability to manage and optimize processes and programsExcellent written and verbal presentation and communication skillsExperience managing a field staffHighly proficient with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite applicationsMaster?s degree or higher in Crop Production discipline such as entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or plant physiology required. PhD preferredState issued Pesticide Applicators License plus appropriate CCA and/or PCA License requiredKey Personal Attributes Include:Proven leader with ability to build relationships with cross functional team members and motivate and lead a Regional Research teamPassion for field research and development and for sharing knowledge and findings with othersStrong creative and critical thinkerProven track record of being detail-oriented, self-motivated, and effectively managing projects to meet deadlinesAbility to prioritize and delegate responsibilities to team membersSpecific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:Prioritize and plan CPC, adjuvant, value added nutrition, and other trials. Establish protocols, goals, and metrics based on project needs.Support and lead the planning and implementation of crop meetings, technical meetings, branch updates, and field daysCollaborate with team members to deliver CPC, adjuvant, and value added nutrition training, information distribution, and input for sales goalsCollaborate with Branded Product Specialists to provide technical product training and sales support to branches and PCAs for Wilbur-Ellis Company Branded Adjuvants and CPCEstablish working relationship with local Technical Service and Product Development representatives of major Wilbur-Ellis Company CPC suppliersProvide regular communication to management on progress, plans, goals, and market trendsPrepare and present research and demonstration trial data for peer group reviewRespond to PCA and customer needs via in field grower contactsOptimize and oversee Regional Research team member performance by counseling, coaching, and disciplining employeesCompensation and Benefits:Competitive salary (salary determined based on experience and other factors)Comprehensive health and retirement benefit offeringsIf you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!COMPANY CULTURE :Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.?Wilbur-Ellis is for and about peopleWilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.?Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry?s best workforceWilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.QualificationsEducation Required:Masters or better in Plant and Soil Science or related field.Licences & certificationsPreferred:Qualified Applicator LicCertified Crop AdvisorPest Control AdviserJob Code : CROPR01921Apply for this job.