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Date posted:  Jun 24, 2022
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  11649

Director, Digital Incubation Africa Asia

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

About Digital Ag 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. 

Drawing on over a century of crop nutrition experience, Yara established the Digital Farming unit – now Digital Ag Solutions (DAS) – 4 years ago to explore how technology could be used to impact farmer livelihoods and productivity. Today, DAS has built products for smallholder and professional farmers, retailers and other farming ecosystem stakeholders across Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. 

We are an international team of engineers, scientists, researchers, designers and agronomists working together to achieve Yara’s goal to responsibly feed this world and protect the planet. Join us in building new digital products and services to create value for stakeholders across the agricultural ecosystem. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, and mentor regional digital incubation teams responsible for shaping growth strategies for the Digital Ag Solutions portfolio in Africa and Asia.
  • Own and manage incubation project deliverables for Yara Africa Asia (YAA) region, ensuring alignment across product, disciplines and local incubation teams.
  • Instill best practice “test &learn” strategies with local incubation teams to support transformation of existing Yara businesses.
  • Develop and Support field testing, user research, validation and collecting user data
  • Manage and coach central Singapore Incubation Team for maximum output aligned with YAA strategy

Profile

  • Degree in relevant field
  • Have handled multiple end-to-end digital products deliveries in a senior or similar product management position;
  • Have worked with data to support business & commercialization models.
  • Handled digital products using Agile/Scrum process and principles.
  • Business and Commercial Management experience leading a team of at least 4 managers handling global markets
  • Past experience taking products into international markets and handling incubation and commercial growth from first user up to hundreds of thousands of customers.
  • Demonstrated experience/exposure/interest to/in smallholder agricultural markets or other low-socioeconomic-status sectors globally.
  • Strong analytical skills and solid insights foundation within Market Intelligence , channel and user.
  • Proven success and track record managing multi market projects.

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) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 


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