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Agronomist


  • Leading global brand with operations across Australia, Europe, Middle East, North & South America
  • Leadership skills + berry production exp. essential
  • Fully maintained vehicle, competitive salary, and annual incentive program 

 

THE ROLE

Are you a dynamic and passionate individual with significant experience in berry production? We are seeking an experienced Agronomist to join our regional Tasmanian team, in a role where you can make a significant impact on the growth and success of our independent growers. Reporting to the Regional Manager, this high-impact role will give you the opportunity to apply your technical expertise in guiding growers towards achieving optimal production results. 

Some of your key duties will extend to: 

  • Providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the local team to ensure high performance and exceptional service delivery to our growers. 
  • Utilising your in-depth knowledge of agronomic principles to assist growers in optimizing crop production, resolving challenges, and implementing cutting-edge farming techniques extending to nutrition, pest & disease, and plant health programs. 
  • Staying up to date with the latest advancements in agricultural technologies, market trends, and scientific research, and effectively communicating these insights to the team and growers. 
  • Conducting regular field visits, interacting directly with growers to understand their unique needs, and providing tailored recommendations based on their specific circumstances.
  • Disseminating Food Quality standards, guidelines and protocols and assist growers in the development of documentation and protocols.
  • Assisting in the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives across customer requirements, legal and other compliance initiative

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate the following in your application:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Agronomy or Plant Science preferred but not essential
  • Previous agricultural experience preferably soft fruit production
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel – basic level
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work under limited supervision
  • Unrestricted drivers’ licence and full Australian working rights

 

ABOUT US

Driscoll’s Australia is an exciting joint venture company owned by Costa Group - Australia’s leading integrated growing and marketer of premium quality fresh produce and Driscoll’s (USA) – the world’s market leader in berries.  Partnering with a broad grower base across a national footprint, Driscoll’s Australia supplies year round delicious, branded berries to consumers using exclusively patented varieties developed by our joint venture partners breeding programs. Since our inception we have successfully achieved significant yearly growth and market share, enabling us to become the market leader in our category.

 

OUR OFFER

At Driscoll's, we are passionate about berries and our people. We take the time to nurture and invest in our people capabilities to help them grow and prosper. 

We also offer a range of workplace benefits including; 

  • Paid Parental Leave – up to 12 weeks’ pay for the primary carer and up to 2 weeks for the secondary carer.
  • Mentoring and Coaching (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Access to a variety of perks and discounted products through our employee reward and recognition program 
  • Annual Health Program – Seasonal flu shots 
  • Study Leave (eligibility requirements apply)

Want to learn more about what it is like to be an employee of Driscolls? Apply now to connect with our friendly team!


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Full time

Job no: 2023-2270

Location: Tasmania – Western Junction

Category: Driscolls

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024