Regional Agronomist – East Africa

Job description

Key Accountabilities

  • Efficiently deliver commercial goals as agreed in the business plans and deliver appropriate product knowledge to be able to effectively use polyhalite fertilisers.
  • Agree, execute, deliver and monitor commercial agronomic demonstrations
    Source and assess local providers in conjunction with commercial partners (as available)
  • Deliver agronomic input into agreed business plans.
  • Scope, agree, deliver and monitor technical agronomic programmes
  • Collaborate with colleagues to help design roadmaps of technical work required to fulfill business requirements.
  • Support activities during marketing events of the product, e.g. farmer demo-days, conferences and agricultural cooperatives.
  • Provide a resource of regional agricultural, agronomic, profit/cost drivers, soil, environmental and fertiliser use knowledge.
  • Translate knowledge into USPs for fertiliser products in conjunction with other team members
  • Deliver agronomic knowledge transfer for stakeholders.
  • Support business development, through commercial leadership, so that all elements of fertiliser supply chain can be targeted.
  • Support product logistics and registrations.
  • Contribute to regional consideration of environmental impact of polyhalite fertilisers and agriculture, as required.
  • Develop individual capabilities to improve professional and business performance as required.
  • Liaise with central office function in respect of data requirements and monitoring.
  • Ensure compliance in line with code of conduct
    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
  • A university bachelor’s degree or master’s qualification in an appropriate agriculture/agronomy/soil sciences discipline.
  • Expert understanding of planning, implementing, managing, and reporting crop trials including reporting yield and quality benefits.
  • Advanced understanding of advising and implementing farmer’s best practice program.
  • Advanced in adhering to safety practices and protocols.
  • Advanced understanding of advising and implementing straight fertilizer programs, as well as multi nutrient programs.
  • Proficient understanding of financial benefits of commercial analysis in coordination with the commercial team.
  • Developing experience and network with fertilizer producers, research providers, crops associations, agricultural cooperatives, or fertilizer wholesale of local importance.
  • Developing an understanding of trial design, interpretation, and statistical evaluations.
  • Good communication skills in English and local languages are essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint


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Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies.