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Date posted:  Jan 13, 2021
Location: 

Bengaluru, KA, IN

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  5072

Associate Manager, Online Agronomist (India)

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

There are more than 500 million smallholder farms globally. 2.5 billion people depend on Smallholder Communities for their food and livelihoods. Smallholder regions are characterized by low living standards, high rates of illiteracy and low agricultural productivity. Yara's mission is "Responsibly Feed the World and Protect the Planet". Key to achieving this is enabling thriving Smallholder Communities. At Yara, the Smallholders Digital Team is part of the Crop and Digital Solutions Unit. 

About Crop and Digital Solutions

Yara aims to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is leading the development of sustainable agriculture and digital tools to contribute to solving global agricultural challenges. We have a worldwide presence with sales teams in ~150 countries and around 17,000 employees. Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offerings and the way we work. Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions for an efficient and transparent food system.

Responsibilities

  • Be very organized and responsive. Manage a team of online agronomist in different countries

  • Manage a team of data collectors in different countries

  • Advise Indian farmers on crop protection and nutrition topics on a daily basis via a chat interface

  • Guide and train the team on Yara’s internal tools and processes.

  • Coordinate the packaging of the digital content provided to the farmers within our ticketing system

Profile

  • Possess an undergraduate/graduate degree in agriculture or related discipline. Must be able to communicate in English, Hindi, Punjabi due to engagements with users.

  • Present strong expertise and field experience in crop protection and crop nutrition for crops such as Potato, Rice, Wheat, Maize, Sugar Cane, Coffee. (Potato will be an advantage)

  • Able to clearly explain agricultural practices, sciences, and concepts and translate them into real-world applications from past experience. Have a strong will and understanding of/for creating digital agronomic features, apps etc.

  • Comfortable with fast-paced, agile work environments. Preference is given to candidates located in the northern states of India (Haryana/UP/Punjab) due to work requirements of the role

  • Must have a good internet connection. Strong communication skills. Strong team spirit. Have a strong will to help the smallholder, Indian farming community

Additional Information

We strive to reflect the diversity in society and encourage all qualified applicants from all background to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances

Why us?

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Full-time, permanent and freelance contract options available with competitive remuneration + benefits.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Apply no later than

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Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as one of our top 7 strategic actions and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 


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