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Date posted:  Nov 21, 2023

Hastings, NZ

Job Function:  Sales & Marketing 
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  18092

Sales Agronomist

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

Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfil our vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.  To meet these commitments, we have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the whole food value chain to develop more climate-friendly crop nutrition solutions. In addition, we are committed to working towards sustainable mineral fertilizer production. We foster an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of our employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large. Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence of about 17,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries. 

Yara’s New Zealand team is actively seeking an experienced Sales Agronomist to further grow our nutrition business in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. Ideally you will be based in the BOP or Auckland and have experience across a range of horticultural crops.


Looking for an exciting new challenge? Yara are seeking applications for their permanent role of Sales Agronomist. Reporting to the Country Manager, the Sales Agronomist is responsible for implementing the strategy to achieve and exceed targets; supporting marketing and promotional activities; and supporting the commercial offer development. 

The primary responsibilities include:

•    Service the allocated sales territory which may change according to market conditions
•    Develop and successfully sell Yara’s product portfolio in the region based upon an understanding of financial expectations of the sales budget in key defined crops
•    Apply agronomic, commercial and marketing knowledge and skills towards farmers, growers, resellers and key stakeholders within key crop segments
•    Build relationships with internal and external customers and pursue new opportunities in the identified crop segments
•    Provide supporting trials, crop demonstrations and sales promotional activities and transform them into value selling propositions
•    Manage the responsibilities in accordance with Product Stewardship and Ethics & Compliance requirements
•    Update Customer Relationship Management tool, forecasting and reporting market intelligence in a timely manner

We are always looking for ambitious and curious-minded colleagues who are keen to make a difference. Our employees from all over the world work together to achieve common goals. The pace can be fast and our challenges complex, but the atmosphere is welcoming and inclusive. Become part of a global network collaborating to responsibly and profitably solve some of the world’s biggest challenges — resource scarcity, food insecurity, and environmental change.

Join us at Yara - click “Apply” to submit your application.


•    Proven experience within agronomic and/or commercial fields
•    Deep understanding of agriculture business, specifically plant nutrition and fertilisers
•    Experience in the Kiwifruit and Avocado industry would be an advantage
•    Strong commercial mindset, enthusiastic and reliable
•    Team player, self-motivated, adaptable and committed to the job
•    Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written
•    Proven planning and organization skills
•    Fluent written and verbal English is essential
•    Australian/New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency. Temporary work visa holders are not eligible for this role.

Additional Information

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What's On Offer

•    Competitive remuneration package including company vehicle
•    Culturally diverse workforce with a DEI Ambassador program
•    Annual bonus program

Apply no later than

Monday 18 December 2023

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, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassadors networks. 

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