Locations currently hiring for this position: Donald, Oregon

Valley Agronomics
is a company motivated by service. We have been helping farmers and ranchers build their homes and businesses since 1920. Our mission is "To provide quality products and services at a value both the company and customer enjoy. We do this with respect to the communities we do business in and the environments that we impact."  The company is seeking candidates for an Agronomy Manager.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
A person in this position is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the facility while also developing and supporting relationships with the location’s customer base. The Agronomy Manager is responsible for technical and safety training, equipment maintenance, completion of all services, gross margins, and reporting progress to the Agronomy Area Manager. This position is also responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial agronomy accounts and maintaining them at a high level of operation. Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the facility.

  • Manage a full-service Agronomy operation, including dry and liquid fertilizer, seed, seed treatment, crop protection products and custom application.

  • Research, analyze and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity.

  • Assist in communicating goals and results to employees, staff the location and delegate the workload, support employee growth, and uphold cooperative policies.

  • Overseeing facility compliance with OSHA and cooperative safety program

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial agronomy accounts and maintaining them at a high-level operation.

  • Responsible for ensuring all team members are promoting operations in a manner that will optimize safety, efficiency, customer service, mission, and goals of the company.

  • Negotiate contract terms & conditions for all product and major services.

  • Establish and maintain relationship with key industry and strategic community partners.

  • Communicate information regarding products and services with customers.

  • Maintain appropriate and expected levels of customer service.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 
JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Ag Business or other Ag related degree preferred, or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of agronomy operations experience with the understanding of seed and crop production practices preferred.

  • Must be a Certified Crop Advisor, Certified Professional Agronomist or ability to become certified.

  • Must have strong communication skills; ability to communicate in appropriate, professional manner with managers, supervisors, employees, customers, vendors and general public

  • Experience with developing agronomy plans.

  • Must exhibit a professional and positive image.

 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Ag Business or other Ag related degree preferred.

 
HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE
This is a full time, 40+ hours per week position, typically Monday - Friday. Qualified applicants must be available to work evenings and/or weekends as needed, especially during times of high seasonal demand.
 
SALARY / WAGE / BENEFITS
A wage will be discussed during the interview process. In addition to generous employee discounts, the company offers medical, dental and life & long-term disability benefits to full time employees. Employees may also participate in the company’s 401(k) plan after meeting eligibility requirements.
 
TO APPLY
Submit formal resume with valid email address and phone number to one of the following:
 
Online:                   https://www.valleyag.com/About/Careers 
 
Email:                     careers@valleyag.com  (reference “Agronomy Manager” in subject field)
 
All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and may be subject to pre-employment background checks.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the position. Submit your applications today!