Technical Nutrition Agronomist (Columbia Basin – Hood River, OR – Boardman, OR – Hermiston, OR – Pasco, WA) in Boardman, OR

Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC
  • Full Time
  • Boardman, OR
  • $62,500 - $83,370 a year USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Do you have an Agronomy or Soil Science degree? Do you have the ability to build strong relationships and work independently? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and influence? If you said “Yes” to all of these questions, we want to hear from YOU!
For over a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!
General Purpose and Scope of Position:
The Technical Nutrition Associate (TNA) will be responsible for supporting the Technical Nutrition Agronomist in the Columbia Basin District of Wilbur-Ellis (South Central Washington and North Central Oregon). The Technical Nutrition Associate will assist in developing sound crop nutritional strategies through data collection and data analysis in TNS (Total Nutrition System), AgVerdict, and Probe Schedule. TNA will work with Crop Advisors, and customers within the geography; specifically, focusing on proper product selection and use based on agronomic needs.
Specific Responsibilities:

Develop and utilize precision agricultural tools with an emphasis on nutrition and yield data analysis
Develop/optimize existing value-added nutritional offerings
Collaborate with Columbia Basin Field Development Team and Sales teams in field evaluation of Nutritional Products, Biostimulants, and Crop Protection products.
Collaborate with Field Technology Advisors on Precision Agricultural tool development and adoption
Work with Technical Nutrition Agronomists and Key Account Managers to help identify new key customers, understand their business, determine their needs, and develop nutritional plans
Work as a team member in the analysis and optimization of the Wilbur-Ellis nutritional database
Assist Location Sales Managers in optimizing growth in our nutritional segment and profitability for the territories
Assist Technical Nutrition Agronomist in implementing nutritional marketing and sales plans; establish and meet R&D goals; and network with industry representatives, sales staff, and branded product personnel to expand sales opportunities
Build product and market knowledge to add understanding and credibility
Become the primary contact between customers and Wilbur-Ellis Company field staff in developing and executing an integrated nutritional strategy that optimizes our customer’s goals
Strictly follow all company policies which include safety & regulations
Participate in industry grower meetings, promoting sound science and Wilbur-Ellis’ database of nutritional offerings and strategies

Skills and Qualifications Needed:

Master’s degree in soil science, or agronomy crop production
Understanding of Precision Agricultural tools and GIS technologies (SMS and QGIS software)
Strong Data analytical skills using statistics, spreadsheets, and databases
Extremely goal-oriented with long-term project vision
Display a “curiosity” mindset to establishing solutions to on-farm issues
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills to small and large groups with an ability to lead and influence
Detail and accuracy-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Good interpersonal and team-building skills with the ability to establish relationships with field personnel, peers, and customers
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Ability to travel throughout the region and overnight
Physically able to endure outdoor climates including inclement weather
Ability to drive ATV and company vehicles responsibly

Skills and Qualifications Preferred:

3 years of experience in agriculture research and development preferred
Knowledge of agricultural production and sound soil science
Knowledge of fertilizers (dry and liquid)
Experience with Field Plot Techniques for product evaluation

Compensation and Benefits:

In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $62,500 – $83,370. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.

COMPANY CULTURE
Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce
Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.
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