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Senior Manager, Soil and Crop Science


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Job Title: Senior Manager, Soil and Crop Science
Location: Biola, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Food & Beverage Products and Processing
Career Type: Agronomist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Senior Manager, Soil and Crop Science – Biola, CA
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
What you will do:
  • Agronomy Team Capability Manager
    • Build and maintain a world-class global agronomy team
    • Lead a team of about four technicians and seven scientists who lead projects to create new products and also develop efficacy data for existing products. Examples of projects may be new or improved nutritionals, soil amendments, crop protection and biostimulants
    • Responsible for annual performance evaluations for the team, using our industry best practices people leadership system
    • Foster the career development of direct reports
    • Accountable for the laboratory which house these scientist
    • Help create a critical mass of agronomy expertise from across groups internally and externally
  • Innovation & Product DevelopmentDrive innovative solutions. Drive a balance between theoretical and empirical scientific approaches for both self and direct reportsStay current with relevant professional / scientific societies. Read and share journal articles with direct reports and colleagues. Lead and organize educational seminars & discussions on relevant topicsFoster scientific exchange & collaboration with other agronomy teams within our company. Interview and hire contract research institutions when needed to supplement our internal capabilities
Process and Knowledge SystemsFoster the product development process and commercial support activities in the team. Manage tasks in our project management tool (Wrike). Track and drive the success of tasks assigned to direct reportsWork closely with Project Management Office in the Innovation group. Help to define key projects and the tasks which contribute to project success. Be an active, participating member of project teamsAccountable for organizing and improving knowledge systems related to agronomy activities (data management, statistical analysis, report archiving, etc.)Safety, Behavioral StandardsMaintain exemplary laboratories in terms of safety and complianceResponsible for continuous improvement in the safety culture of the team
  • Act as a leader and example for the company’s Behavioral Standards, which focus on Safety, Integrity, Inclusion, Performance, Community and Innovation
  • What you will bring:
      Ph.D. in Agronomy or related discipline preferred, Bachelor’s degree required10+ years relevant experience in Agronomy or a related field5+ years' leadership experience, either directly or indirectly managing a team of industry scientistsFormal experience in product development for nutritionals, crop protection or biostimulants strongly desiredProficiency with writing & reviewing research proposals, literature reviews, research protocols, analysis and interpretation of data and report writingDemonstrated ability to work independently and drive results
    Are you a good match? Apply today!
    Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
    This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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    Job Post Date: 03/17/21
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