Job - Technical Director of Ag - China

Job Title: Technical Director of Ag - China

Job Order #: DC-8599

Location: Hangzhou, China

Salary Range: $75000 - $130000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Benefits are Negotiable

***EMPLOYER TO BEGIN INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES IN JUNE/JULY 2020***

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
- MSc. degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, Horticulture or other Ag-Related degree program
- 5 years or more of hands-on Agronomy / Crop Production experience in China
- Experience setting up test plots and plant trials with Ag growers
- Experience managing and implementing a new crop with large-scale farming operations HIGHLY BENEFICIAL
- Research experience necessary and teaching experience desired but not required
- Good communication skills
- Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets
- Analytical mindset and data-driven
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Bilingual Chinese/English
- Ability to travel extensively within China
- Currently residing in China or desiring to return to homeland China

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION. LARGE-SCALE OPERATION. SELF-DIRECTED OPPORTUNITY.
Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is seeking an experienced Technical Agronomist / Leader to oversee a large, plant-to-harvest operation in China. This organization is a leader in their industry, focused on providing their Ag growers and clients with highest quality product.

This Technical Director of Ag will have responsibility for driving all technical and operational crop development from greenhouse to field including:
- Overseeing greenhouse personnel in producing healthy transplants
- Managing a large-scale specialty crop Ag grower base
- Conducting trials and test plots for all varieties of plant
- Gathering data and incorporating this information to provide the highest quality crop

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

In addition, the ideal candidate will:
- Currently reside / work in China in a similar role --- OR --- is currently residing / working in the U.S. and looking to relocate back to China, preferably in the Hangzhou, Zhejiang area of China

ThisTechnical Director of Ag will report directly to the 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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