Executive-Agronomy

Job Description

Auto req ID: 199682BR

Job Description

  • To develop and track the Best Disease and Pest management Practices in the field for virus free seed production
  • Identify, formulate and design solutions to the problems associated with Potato Field and Cold Storages
  • Evaluate and determine Capability needs of Field Seed Team. Design and develop tools to meet teams training requirements, schedules and resources
  • Provide farm and storage solutions or reference documents of tools to have potential solution
  • Planning and documenting research on Field Operations conducted by farmers and design the productivity improvement plan based on agronomical interventions.
  • To lead Agri Innovation agenda in seed Production and Cold Store management
  • Provide complete technical assistance to the field seed Team through collaboration with R&D
  • Serve as liaison between the R&D, Zahura Facility and Seed team in matters related to
Intellectual Property Rights of Frito-Lay varieties
  • Lead the Safety Agenda in the Territory assisting Regional and safety Manager
  • Support the SFI Lead in driving the SFI and Environmental sustainability Agenda in the region
  • Lead Smart Agro Digitalization agenda with team.
  • Develop Technical & behavioral skills in the team with respect to business & personal development need of the company & individual.
  • To develop and track the Best Disease and Pest management Practices in the field for virus free seed production
  • Development training module on Pest and Disease identification and their management
  • To Coordinate with R&D and chemical companies to updated with the new molecules available in market
  • To organize training sessions for Agronomists for Pest and disease management
  • To Forecast Disease Incidence in the territory and develop a system to share the forecast with in team
  • To Forecast aphid threshold for Dehaulming finalization in Seed crop
  • Identify, formulate and design solutions to the problems associated with Potato Field and Cold Storages
  • To Lead Rogueing Operation- by planning rogueing operation and sharing Rogueing Tracker on regular basis
  • Working with R&D & seed manager for ensuring planning and designing SOP for virus free seed production in the region
  • Testing of Potato crop for Virus confirmation and use this as a tool for Identification Training
  • Train team on use of Virus identification kit
  • To work with R&D on chemical kit development
  • Weekly weather forecast alert
  • GOT observation, analysis and result sharing and accordingly categorize/plan Seed to Seed and Seed to chip
  • Farmer evaluation for selection of best farmers for seed production in area
  • To lead digitization/smart Agro Agenda in the respective area
  • Evaluate and determine Capability needs of Seed Team. Design and develop tools to meet teams training requirements, schedules and resources
  • Virus infested plants Identification in the field
  • SMS service to field team and farmers on latest update on weather, and pest and disease outbreak
  • Team Capability building on Disease and pest management
  • To implement and track the best cold storage management practices as specified by PIH protocol
  • Provide miscellaneous farm and storage solutions or reference documents of tools to have potential solution
  • To keep eye on market, new researches, competitors to have updated data base
  • To be part of the seed allocation plan
  • To collect and circulate the store parameters to R&D on regular basis, analyze the data and develop the improvement plans
  • Planning and documenting research on Field Operations conducted by farmers and design the productivity improvement plan
  • To keep a close watch on farmer operations from farm diaries
  • To record a change in Potato cost of cultivation for Project Proposals
  • Yield analysis and Farmer evaluation for selection and accepting for seed program
  • To lead Agri Innovation agenda in seed Production and Cold Store management
  • To work closely with R&D, Chemical companies and Farm equipment companies for Productivity agenda
  • To initiate the new ideas on cold storage management with the help of R&D and Cold store experts
  • To assist seed manager in cold storage selection, Audit process and Due Diligence
  • Provide complete technical assistance to the seed Team through collaboration with R&D
  • As and when field team need assistance
  • Serve as liaison between the R&D, Zahura Facility and Seed team in matters related to IP rights of FL varieties
  • To work closely with legal team to take precautions/publications/notices to protect our varieties
  • To work closely with seed and regional team on identification of true to type illegal sale of varieties with the help of zahura lab
  • To ensure all legal compliance to be followed for seed sale and distribution
  • Lead the Safety Agenda in the Territory assisting Regional and safety Manager
  • Support the SFI Lead in driving the SFI and Environmental sustainability Agenda in the region

Qualifications/Requirements

  • M. Sc. / Ph.D. in Agriculture with specialization in Plant breeding/agronomy

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular