Job - Technical Agronomy Director - China

Job Title: Technical Agronomy Director - China

Job Order #: DC-7987

Location: China

Salary Range: $65000 - $85000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Negotiable Benefits

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

- MS degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, Horticulture or other related degree program
- Minimum 5 years hands-on Agronomy/Crop Production experience with good understanding of China crop production
- Experience managing and implementing a new crop with large scale farmers
- Research experience including teaching experience desired
- Experience setting up test plots and plant trials
- Analytical-minded, data-driven with entrepreneurial mindset
- Ability to travel extensively within China
- Solid communication skills and proficiency with Excel spreadsheets
- Bilingual Chinese/English is a must
- Currently residing in China or desiring to return to China

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is assisting an Established Ag Employer desiring to hire a Technical Agronomy Director for their stevia crop production in China. This role will drive all of the technical and operational crop development from plant start-up through harvest including working with greenhouse personnel to produce transplants, management of a large scale stevia farmer production base, conducting variety trials and test plots, gathering data and then implementing this information to provide the highest quality stevia crop available.

The ideal candidate will have:
- In-depth knowledge of the Agronomy aspect of agriculture with some Horticultural skill set
- Good understanding of agricultural farming environment and structure in China
- Experience managing/implementing a new crop with large scale farmer production
- Technical commercial agricultural acumen
- Good understanding of nursery, plant breeding and variety testing
- Base knowledge of the stevia plant and its growing requirements beneficial
- Ability to cross-manage between several different cultures
- Ability to travel extensively within the country of China
- Excellent judgement with ability to set and communicate priorities
- Report writing experience including experience with Excel and strong analytical skills
- An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong senses of curiosity and a desire for results
- High sense of integrity and personal ethical standard

In addition, the ideal candidate will be currently residing/working in China in a similar role OR residing/working in the U.S. and looking to work/reside in China.

This Director will report directly to Chief Operations Officer.


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Dianne Countryman at dianne@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-381-4815. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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