Be at the forefront of taking a new biocontrol product from the lab to the field and demonstrating its benefits in farmers' practices? Thrive between cutting-edge science and commercial support? Does contributing to safer food for consumers, produced with respect for the environment and biodiversity make sense to you? This offer is for you!

The company

Adoc Talent Management is recruiting an Agronomist & Technical Field Support for its client, a fast-growing crop protection and food scale-up company developing a new generation of protein-based biocontrol solutions. Based on their ground-breaking technology platform, they have developed a broad pipeline of effective and safe products with novel modes of action, addressing key crop pests and diseases across the whole value chain, from soil to plate.

Your Role

He/she will play an integral role in helping the broader Field Product Development Team implement its annual field trial campaign to validate R&D efficacy findings of protein-based biocontrol solutions, characterize their technical performance attributes, and quantify the value they bring to the growers (marketing and sales support).

He/she will report to the Global Field Product Development Manager.

Your key activities include supporting and/or leading:

  • Product performance evaluations across the season & Quality control of efficacy data submitted by CROs, distributors and prescribers
  • Efficacy data exploratory analysis for preliminary hypothesis testing in advance of meta-analysis
  • Develop and/or maintain ARM validation lists, Study Rules and Evaluation (
  • Liaise with colleagues in late-stage discovery and early-stage development to support the transition from in vitro to on planta and in field product performance assessment and development
  • Interpret field trial findings to create sales and marketing collateral (technical marketing messaging) for the benefit of the distributors/retailers and growers
  • Organize on-farm grower demonstrations in support of the commercial team
  • Train distributors on the use and positioning of company’s technology and products
  • Present the technology and product performance at professional conferences to elevate awareness of their biocontrols
  • Build support and/or endorsement from key influencers (grower leaders and cooperatives, crop consultants, prescribers, universities, food companies) for their protein-based biocontrol solutions

Profile

You have a MSc (or PhD) degree in Biology, Crop/Fruit Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy (or a related field) and at least 5 years experience in field trial & commercial support.

A Previous experience in on-farm product support training activities and/or implementing grower experience demonstrations is very desirable. You have a working knowledge of specialty crop production and/or pest management, particularly in fruits and vegetables (grapes, strawberries…) in open field and/or greenhouse. A previous experience in working with biological based crop inputs and/or crop protection products. A previous experience with ARM is a strong advantage.

You have a keen ability to complement the in vitro to in vivo to micro plot transition with field trialing for product development and product positioning. You are strong in data analysis & interpretation and be able to transform it in value.

You are a real teamplayer, humble and a good listener, who communicates clearly and concisely and reports in an excellent way (fluent in English, written and spoken). You are a precise person who leaves nothing to chance, analytical, data-oriented.

Collaborates effectively across organizational and functional boundaries (matrix organization), works efficiently remotely and complements internal expertise. You are good at talking and interacting with customers (R&D partners, distributors, growers, specifiers...).

You have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and are a self-motivated, eager to grow.

Located in or proximity to one of the key crop regions in EU (remote working), able to travel up to 50% of the time during peak activity seasons, such as harvest.

If you adhere to the company's values of innovation, passion, teamwork, accountability and well-being, and if you enjoy growing and learning in a dynamic and changing environment with ease and pleasure, this could be the job for you!

If you feel you are a good fit for the role and the company, please send your application (CV, list of publications/achievements and cover letter) to Adoc Talent Management.