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Lead Agronomist / Chief Operations Manager

  • Sector: Farming, Animals & Conservation
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/05/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
Lead Agronomist will be responsible to:
Performs yearly location planning to ensure that each variety in the production assortment has the M2 needed, right day length, Growing media, certification levels and climatic conditions and makes follow ups for the space availability to meet the production forecast;
Trains and coaches the growing team to enhance productivity;
engage in PRP preparation until handing out of incentives;
Ensures timely planting with the right spacing to meet the planned planting schedules and provides data to capacity planner for capacity updates;
Oversees the feeding programs to ensure that the nutrient requirements of the plants are met;
Monitors fertilizer recipes for different varieties for approval by the PM to produce strong and energetic cuttings;
Ensures that the daily plant feeding records are maintained for decision making;
Ensures purity checks are carried out in time to produce true to type varieties;
Ensures that the chemical database is maintained for effective chemical usage;
Determines the appropriate growing media in consultation with the PM for each variety for effective growing of plants to meet QUOTIF;
Determines and reviews plans growth regulators and maintains records of the same for different varieties and ensures appropriate application to achieve QUOTIF;
Ensures compliance to Phyto-sanitary protocols to produce pest and disease free cuttings;
Analyzes scouting reports and makes weekly spray programs for effective pest and disease control;
Ensures that the appropriate chemicals for different pests and diseases are available for effective pest and disease control;
Ensures that the weekly spray program is effected to control pests and diseases;
Ensures that the greenhouse climate control is in order for effective plant growth;
Liaises with the capacity planner to adjust capacities as per the plant performance to create customer assurance;
Assesses labor requirement for growing operations and make requisition accordingly for work continuity;

Sets work targets and evaluate the growing team to identify areas for training and development;
Facilitates facility maintenance of the machines to avoid incidences and machine damage;
Assesses and orders for growing inputs for efficient growing through the PM;
Reviews the master data in liaison with the capacity planner and Production manager;
Ensures customer's remarks related to growing are addressed in time for customers' satisfaction;
Ensures periodic fertilizer samples for analysis are collected and shipment (external) done to confirm that the feeding is in line with the set targets;
Ensure independently effective work force and equipment utilization;
Create communication between green house and quality control to ensure quality cutting supply (independently);
Managing workers. Taking measures to ensure good discipline in the team (independently for harvesters and under supervision for agronomist and supervisors.);
Supervision on the type and time of crop maintenance;
Informing and following up technical greenhouse problems to greenhouses maintenance department and making sure the problem is fixed;
Making sure there is proper fertilization of plants under supervision.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Sc Degree in Horticulture/ Agriculture from accredited University;
* 10 years working experience in hydroponic cuttings production;
* Knowledge in fertigation and crop protection.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Supervisory / management skills;
· Good Communication skill;
· Analytical and organizational skill;
· Good knowledge of Computer,
· Self-motivated;
· Integrity;
· Open minded;
· Good Problem solving skill;
· Decisive;
· Innovative.
· Team player;
· Results oriented;
· Attention to detail;
· Interpersonal skill;
· Proactive.

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