Position: Senior Agronomist
Based in Hanoi with frequent traveling to production areas in North Vietnam
Fresh Studio Innovations Asia Ltd. is an international professional services firm working on the sourcing, quality assurance and marketing of agriculture products for a wide range of clients in South East Asia. Our offices are in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Dalat and Can Tho (Vietnam), Davao, Manila (Philippines) and Antwerp (Belgium).
Our multi-disciplinary team consists of highly talented professionals with diverse culture backgrounds. We believe that diversity is an essential ingredient for exceptional and creative solutions. Together with our clients and partners we work on a wide range of strategies in the areas of sourcing, quality assurance, and marketing.
To complete our team in North Vietnam, we are looking for a Senior Agronomist, who will be responsible for the sourcing of safe vegetables produced by farmers, farmer groups and farmer cooperatives in Hanoi, Hai Duong and Moc Chau (Son La) following the Quality Standards including Good Agricultural Practices as required by our clients.
Your main roles and responsibilities are divided into four key areas:
Research & Development
A summary of your main roles and responsibilities can be found below:
Prepare the vegetable production plan for year round sourcing of safe vegetables from North Vietnam following the requirements of our client(s).
Survey and select farmers, farmer groups and farmer cooperatives to become a supplier
Extend the vegetable production plan to a team of agronomists and selected farmers, farmers groups and farmer cooperatives.
Lead a team of agronomists in the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices for selected farmers, farmer groups, cooperatives and/or other suppliers.
Manage harvesting schedules and vegetable collection points.
Develop a strong network among farmers, traders, input companies and government authorities.
Understand the key drivers for volume, quality and pricing of agricultural products to anticipate both production and marketing planning (i.e. disease pressure, prices of inputs, seed availability, weather conditions, etc).
Develop and set up protocols and systems to follow and monitor field trials
Prepare and implement field trials.
Our minimum requirements are as follows:
BSc degree in agronomy, plant protection, horticulture or other agriculture science.
5 year of relevant work experience in a company; managing vegetable production areas, farmer groups and agronomists.
Fluent in both verbal and written Vietnamese communication
Good in both verbal and written English communication
Excellent knowledge of cultivation and post-harvest handling of vegetables
Extensive network among farm input companies and government authorities
Excellent communication skills with local farmers, farmer groups and farmer cooperatives
Team player, flexible, trustworthy, reliable, pro-active, result oriented, and can work harmoniously with others
Willing to travel frequently between production areas in the Red River Delta (Hanoi, Hai Duong) and Son La (Moc Chau)
We offer competitive salaries, 24 hour accident & health care insurances from AON. Our professional work environment offers many opportunities for personal development and career growth. Dedicated and loyal staff will be offered training to further develop his or her skills.
If you think you can add value to our team, you can send your application letter and resume in English or Vietnamese and with good motivation through e-mail before the September 1, 2011 to Mrs. Dinh Mai Huong: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Fresh Studio Innovations Asia, Ltd.
No. 1A, Alley 275, Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Tel. No. (04) 3 759 1380 Fax No. (04) 3759 1381