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- Iconic Australian agri-business
- Flexibility on base location
- Key scientific role in the Group
Summary: With an ever increasing focus on Int’l R&D, this position will play a crucial role in the next phase of evolution for this iconic Australian business.
Job Description: A rare career opportunity has arisen with one of Australia’s most recognised food brands. Due to retirement of the incumbent, the position of Head of Agronomic R&D is soon to be vacated. On behalf of our client we will be conducting a worldwide search for leading agricultural scientists in this field. The experience and qualifications we will be focussed on are agronomy, food science, food genetics and R&D. Rice is the key food group we are targeting, although skills in the areas below from any area of the farming sector will be considered.
The Head of Agronomic R&D is a key role with responsibilities to plan, manage, develop, execute and oversee the strategic agronomic R&D program for the group.
The rice industry is a dynamic sector around the world. Ongoing research and development is crucial to the success of our client and this appointment will continue a long tradition of commitment to rice farming evolution. In addition to managing a variety of R&D projects this individual will be responsible for keeping the business informed of activities and trends around various growing regions as new technologies are developed around the world. A key role of the Head of Agronomic R&D will be to work with the Group on how to commercialise and maximise the outcomes of the R&D activities.
This role is obviously scientific in nature however the successful individual will require a broad range of business capabilities, including but not limited to:
- Strategic Planning and Program management
- Breeding programs and Varietal evaluation
- Pure Seed production and supply
- Grain Quality expertise
- Quality of relationships with key external organisations both Government/Public and private sector.
- In-country R&D activities
- Ability to attract R&D funding
- Development of high quality relationships with both Public and Private Research and Agronomic partners.
- Collaboration and sharing of information including Extension and grower adoption
- Development of policy, processes and systems to support the above
Your qualifications in the areas of agronomy will be crucial and further studies in business related fields will enhance your application. Our client has facilities in many countries around the world so there will be some flexibility in the base location options. The job will require travel as you stay abreast of R&D activity in other regions. This is a collaborative role that interacts with all parts of the business. We require a strong communicator, passionate about the subject, committed to ensuring their employer remains a major player in the field of rice research and development.
Please email your CV to Mark Turner at email@example.com. To discuss further call Mark on +61 401404451. For International applications please send a text/whatsapp message/email to set up a suitable time.
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