Founded in 1947, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) serves the agriculture, mining and industrial markets with a broad range of products and technologies around the world. The TKI family, comprised of more than 500 motivated individuals, is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and is spread across more than 27 states. TKI is part of the Belgium based Tessenderlo Group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals and providing industrial solutions.
Crop Vitality a global brand within the Tessenderlo family has demonstrated its commitment to nurturing crop life through innovation, research and the development of sustainable crop nutrition for agriculture. Our diverse product portfolio addresses the challenges of modern agriculture by combining essential nutrients to improve soil health, increase water infiltration and maximize nutrient uptake.
If you want the work you do to make a positive impact on the world in which we live, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people of vision, then TKI is the right place for you.
As the Regional Agronomist, you will support the TKI Crop Vitality sales team in expanding market share and developing markets for Crop Vitality products in the Pacific North West.
You will utilize your technical knowledge of specialty fertilizers, be insightful towards customers’ needs and offer best management practices in using Crop Vitality products to enhance customer fertility programs. You will develop and support studies conducted at TKI Learning Center Research Farm in order to enhance recommendations and improve customer outcomes.
What you will do:
Identify plant fertilization needs and benefits using TKI Crop Vitality products for PNW cropping systems.
Design and implement appropriate field testing and demonstration trials to fill knowledge gaps that support sales and marketing efforts.
Establish good working relationships with university and private researchers.
Visit locations to evaluate the quality of research.
Work with TKI Crop Vitality Sales Team, Agronomists, and Marketing colleagues to develop technically sound marketing messages.
Travel with Crop Vitality Sales Team and Agronomists to support sales and present relevant research and information.
Work with the TKI Crop Vitality Learning Center staff to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research that supports sales and enhances product knowledge.
Provide technical support for customers and end users to ensure successful use and positioning of TKI Crop Vitality products.
Research competitor’s product offerings and evaluate potential licensing, acquisitions and develop new products in line with company goals.
Experience and skills you need to have:
A master’s degree in crop science, soil science or agronomy is preferred or a bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in a related field.
Possess a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license or willing to obtain one within one year.
Strong communication skills: must be fluent in English with the ability to read, write and present technical information one-on-one and to large groups.
Knowledge of specialty fertilizer products, including nitrogen stabilizers.
Knowledge of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program, precision agriculture and emerging fertilizer technologies.
Experience independently conducting agronomic research and a strong understanding of statistical analysis and experimental design.
Knowledge of TKI Crop Vitality competitors’ products and service offerings in the specialty fertilizer arena, with a familiarity of crop protection products.
Working knowledge of customer segments and needs, including crop production and input practices, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and growers.
Experience with product evaluation, marketing and product launch.
Experience with the development of training modules focused on product technical data, selling messages and tools for the sales team.
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About Crop Vitality
As a part of the worldwide specialty company Tessenderlo Group, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) produces and markets specialty chemical solutions, including fertilizers, crop protection products and process chemicals and services to diverse markets around the world. TKI operates 11 manufacturing plants in North America in addition to an extensive terminal network. TKI is a growing company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.