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Manager of Agronomy


Remote / Work-From-Home, Prairies Canada, Canada


Univar Solutions

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Industry Type:

Crop Production

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Job Type:

Full Time

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Start your career journey today with Univar Solutions!? Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you.? 


What we offer: 

  • Flexible work program 
  • Paid training and development programs at every level 
  • Global career advancement and mentoring opportunities 
  • Education allowance 
  • Company vehicle
  • Competitive salary, benefits to include; employer paid medical & dental, short term and long term disability coverage, pension with employer matched contributions 
  • Employee Resource Networks that are advocating for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the company 


About the position:

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, NexusBioAg the Manager of Agronomy supports the agriculture business and Univar Solutions and NexusBioAg customer base. Your excellent communication, agronomic, research, technical, marketing skills and knowledge of extension and training will make you an integral member of the NexusBioAg team. Your skills will support the business goals and objectives of NexusBioAg while, supporting and strengthening our customers.


The successful candidate can be based in Western Canada. 


Key accountabilities:

  • Coordinate, manage and oversee the NexusBioAg BioAdvantage Trial program, contracted trials and third-party research programs
  • Develop and deliver initiatives and tools to meet consumer needs and strengthen the organization’s brand among existing and potential customers.
  • Technical writing and content review for Sales and Marketing tactics including but not limited to digital content, presentations, brochures, and other business needs.
  • Design and delivery of product and agronomic training to the NexusBioAg Sales Team and other internal groups.
  • Design and delivery of product and agronomic training to NexusBioAg customers.
  • Develop technical information for the Marketing, Logistics and Sales Teams.
  • Review marketing communications to ensure agronomic and technical accuracy.
  • Review external publications to ensure accuracy of NexusBioAg services and products.
  • Support product and agronomic inquiries from NexusBioAg customers Enable the Sales Team to handle technically difficult product inquiries.
  • Represent NexusBioAg with market influencers such as Commodity and Grower Associations, Suppliers, Provincial, Extension and Agronomic KIPs.
  • Additional duties as required.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
  • Lead projects with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders

As the ideal candidate, you possess:

  • B.Sc. / M.Sc. or higher (preferred) in Agriculture/Biology or related field, with emphasis on crop science, environmental biology and/or agronomy or equivalent experience.  Specialization in one or more areas including Crop Nutrition, Extension, Crop Physiology, Agronomy, Weed Science, Plant Pathology or Entomology.
  • Professional status required candidates should be eligible for PAg (Professional Agrologist) membership, with CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) or CCSC (Certified Crop Science Consultant) certification desirable.
  • Total professional experience of 10 years.
  • A good knowledge of practical crop production in Canada including in-depth knowledge of crop nutrition, agronomy, and pest management.
  • Demonstrated collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written and communication skills including the ability to clearly present recommendations and summarize complex issues.
  • Experience in technology transfer.
  • Experience in field research and analysis/interpretation of research results.
  • Experience in training, education, and extension.
  • An understanding of the Canadian Regulatory system including the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and the PMRA (Pesticide Management Regulatory Authority).
  • General knowledge of computer systems and windows based; word processing, data base, spreadsheet, and presentation/graphics programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills as well as organizational and time management abilities are essential.

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!  


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market-aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees' physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.? 


Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to keep our communities healthy, fed, clean and safe. 


We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry.


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification. 


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Job Post Date: 07/28/22
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