Agronomist
Ingredion
Faisalabad
3d ago

LOCATION : Faisalabad

REPORTS TO : Deputy Manager Maize Production

DIRECT REPORTS : None

Company Background :

Ingredion is a Fortune 500 provider of ingredient solutions that helps nourish, comfort, sustain, and delight people around the world.

Ingredion’s wide range of ingredient solutions is strategically designed to address changing consumer trends and preferences.

Our specialty portfolio includes starch-based texturizers, clean and simple ingredients, plant-based proteins, sugar reduction and specialty sweeteners, and food systems.

Our innovative ingredient solutions are used by consumers in everyday products, from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals.

And we do it all in a planet-friendly sustainable manner.

Rafhan Maize is an affiliate of Ingredion Incorporated, USA which has strong global presence with commercial and manufacturing operations in more than 60 countries of the world.

Our strategy is a unique blend of volume growth and operational excellence. We are pursuing tri dimensional strategy to grow organically, geographically and by broadening ingredients portfolio.

If you are inspired by professional challenges and the rewards that come from a high level of performance, then Ingredion (Rafhan Maize) is the company for you.

At Ingredion (Rafhan Maize) you can be a member of a globally connected team inspired to achieve great things.

We believe in the power of our people to work together to seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and exceed expectations.

Each day, individuals make a meaningful difference in the quality of our products and the success of our technology and operations and, in turn, the quality of life for consumers.

The Agronomist will be responsible for achievement of corn (specialty & regular) procurement and sustainability targets allocated by the management.

She / He will conduct on-farm experiments to prove technology benefits and find easy-to-adopt application procedures.

Core Responsibilities :

Production Planning

  • To assist Dy. Manager Maize Production in planning, strategic decision making and driving the business results
  • To encourage farmers to grow waxy / regular maize by presenting business case for working with Rafhan over other competing companies
  • To comply all protocols / SOPs for maize procurement, from the packing material delivery to production receipt at company’s warehouses
  • Maintain healthy relationships with growers in a professional and mutually beneficial manner
  • Comply with the rules set by the EHS Committee and ensure that all the EHS guidelines are duly abided by
  • To ensure safety throughout. Keeping in mind, Rafhan’s Safety Pledge and ensuring nil reportable incidents during the year
  • Steer strategies for sustainability and safety of rural community
  • Ensure safety throughout work and travel
  • Agricultural Development

  • To discuss and come up with the best ways of planting, development and harvesting corn with contracting farmers
  • To search and update management on latest on-going developments in corn crop scenario
  • To steer detasseling of seed plots
  • Spread awareness amongst maize farmers on awareness about new trends and productivity enhancement practices via training sessions
  • Initiate training sessions to educate growers about yield enhancement in changing climatic conditions
  • Regularly seek and takes opportunities to deepen and broaden professional skills
  • Initiate maize development activities and create a competitive environment / space for non-GMO corn production
  • Qualified candidates will have :

    Mandatory requirements :

  • M.Sc. in Agriculture
  • Few years of experience in agricultural crop production / development
  • Desirable requirements :

  • Sound knowledge and hands on experience in agricultural farming preferably maize
  • English fluency, both written and spoken
  • Required behaviors and skills :

  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and mitigate risk
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
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