Agronomist - Branston South West

  

Potatoes are our Business

 

Company Background

 

Fresh potatoes, seed potatoes, peeled and prepared potatoes… we handle around 350,000 tonnes of potatoes a year so we like to think we know a thing or two about them!

 

In fact, our expertise is unrivalled, and it's why our retail, wholesale and foodservice customers put their trust in us. Whether we’re growing our own potatoes or partnering with some of the country’s best growers, we deliver exceptional products, on time, every time.

 

But our expertise goes much further than supply and demand. We offer our customers real innovation, whether developing new potato varieties, packaging solutions or cutting-edge processes.

 And it’s not just fresh potatoes. We're also continually developing our great range of innovative, ready-to-cook prepared vegetables.

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Who we’re looking for

Do you have a passion to succeed and the confidence that will be key for developing our business? If so we’re passionate to develop and support you to achieve this.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, talented Potato Agronomist to join the Branston Agronomy team at our site in Illminster, Somerset on a permanent full time basis.

As a key player in our Agronomy team, you’ll have strong organisational skills as you’ll spend a great deal of your time on-farm liaising with our growers.

This is where your crop monitoring and advice will enable the efficient progress of our crop improvement plans.

 

 

More about you:

 

  • Ideally you’ll have agricultural sciences qualification or training along with BASIS and FACTS qualifications, though training would be available for the right candidate.
  • Knowledge of crop protection and ICM is important as is previous work experience in agriculture or horticulture.
  • As a key player in our production teams, you’ll work closely with our process controllers, machine operators and quality assurance team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our busy production lines. So you will have great communication skills

Benefits:

In addition to an attractive starting salary.

This position also attracts a car allowance in addition to a competitive hourly rate, enhanced pension contribution, life assurance, health and well-being initiatives and continued support for your career.

If you’d like to apply or would like more details

Please forward your CV and covering letter to jbowles@branston.co.ukor call and ask for the HR Departmenton 01460 240862

Closing date

28th September 2018