Provincial Agronomist

Job Description

At Richardson, the work we do is essential. Every day, we work together to ensure a steady food supply for people around the world. They count on us to perform our roles consistently and responsibly. For this important reason, we are committed to remaining operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, we maintain a strong focus on safety and quality assurance.

For more information about how we are taking additional precautions to protect the health and well-being of our candidates, colleagues, and customers, visit our Career Opportunities page.

At Richardson International, being truly invested is at the heart of everything we do. For over 160 years, Richardson has been dedicated to Canadian agriculture. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Richardson has approximately 3,000 employees across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. At Richardson, we are committed to enhancing our facilities and services and investing in our people and our communities.

Richardson Pioneer, a division of Richardson International, is Canada’s leading agribusiness.  Richardson Pioneer supports Canadian farmers throughout the growing season – providing agronomic services and advice, selling crop inputs, buying their crops at harvest and selling them to markets around the world through the most efficient network of high throughput Ag Business Centres in Western Canada.

Working with Richardson opens the door to a world of possibility.  We currently have an opportunity for a Provincial Agronomist at our Richardson Pioneer Divisional office located in Richardson, SK.  Reporting to the Senior Director, Marketing, the Provincial Agronomist will lead the execution of Richardson’s agronomic strategy, including the adoption of technology, system personnel training and employee development initiatives within their respective jurisdictions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regular agronomic updates to staff

  • Provide support in the planning and execution of company training events

  • Act as key liaison to professional organizations within jurisdiction

  • Develop and execute the communication plan for staff for all agronomic resource materials

  • Facilitate and implement agronomic initiatives

  • Assist in the development of training to educate staff on new crops, product segments, etc.

  • Provide crop/trial planning support to Farm Managers

  • Explore new opportunities for additional services to be added to the agronomic service portfolio

Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary education in Agriculture, AgBusiness or a related field preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Canadian agricultural industry

  • Must have or be willing to obtain a Professional Agrologist and Certified Crop Advisor designation

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with management and employees

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated presentation skills

  • Ability to travel across Canada

Successful candidates must reside in the Regina area or be willing to relocate.

Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities.

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Richardson International values diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal People, Visible Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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