Trainee Potato Agronomist/Potato Agronomist

Produce Solutions is a team of potato agronomists and trials specialists, working across all the major potato growing regions of GB providing agronomy, technical support and commercial trials for all aspects of potato production. We provide strategic support to growers; using our experience and knowledge of potato agronomy and the current potato market to assist growers and help them create a strategy for their potato enterprise that best utilises their resources and capabilities. Our team can work alongside a customer’s existing agronomy resource, providing the additional specialist potato knowledge that today’s market requires. Our site based in Newport, Shropshire is looking for a Trainee Potato Agronomist, or an established agronomist looking to specialise in potato agronomy, to support the agronomy and trials teams. This role includes supporting the current team in working with a diverse range of potato crops and growing systems, providing best practice advice to growers on all aspects of potato production and supporting the delivery of new technologies and varieties.

  • Location: Salaried
  • Reporting to: Business Unit Manager
  • Salary: Competitive plus company vehicle and bonus
  • Hours of work: To be confirmed
Main Responsibilities:
  • Assisting with the collection of crop intelligence from commercial and trials crops during the growing season
  • Seeking to identify opportunities with new growers, whilst supporting the team in servicing existing clients
  • Assisting with sampling and quality analysis of potato crops in the field, during harvest and throughout storage
  • Working closely with the Produce Solutions Trials Team in setting up, monitoring and recording field trials
Key Attributes
  • The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and drive to want to develop themselves within the potato supply sector
  • Have a degree in agriculture or a similar discipline
  • Ability to use data effectively to drive decision making
  • Have the ability to problem solve in a pressurised environment and work flexibly, both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programmes
  • Due to the nature of this role a full driving licence is required, a company vehicle will be supplied
Closing date: 01 October 2021 apply for this job