Introduction and Purpose:
Kula Bio (KB) is an up-and-coming biofertilizer company making a major impact within the agriculture industry. Kula Bio is currently seeking a high performing agronomy and soil health specialist who wants to grow with an emerging company as Director of Agronomy on our commercial team. If you are ready for a new challenge and you want to represent the leading biofertilizer technology company in the agriculture industry, this may be the job for you!
As Director of Agronomy, you will become an integral contributor on the team and help make the industry aware of this new, disruptive technology. In this role, you will be responsible for agronomic recommendations, product positioning, and product education. You will provide marketing input as well as innovative product/technology ideas and be involved in community activities.
On a regular day, you will partner with the Product Development Team to help maximize product design for agronomic fit, placing products in the best position possible, educate and provide product positioning recommendations to Channel Partners, align with commercial Team on product positioning including crops, application methods, and data gathering, and lead Kula Bio trial initiatives at the field level, working closely with Product Development Team. In addition, you will conduct direct farm visits to growers and attend grower/retailer meetings, positioning Kula Bios’ portfolio and promoting our products.
To thrive in this role, you are an experienced relationship-builder with the ability to motivate dealers and distributors by presenting and promoting our fertilizer products. You are a natural educator able to summarize detailed and technical information to growers of the biofertilizer benefits and return on investment. You actively listen and proactively support customers and prospects’ needs, synthesizing and summarizing information to aid in new product development.
- Bachelor’s degree of agronomy or related field with 10+ years of agronomy and soil health experience
- Established industry network and ability to maintain strong relationships with distributors, wholesalers, and growers.
- Proven ability to position products in agriculture related agronomy market.
- Demonstrated experience implementing strategic trials/side-by-sides to showcase product impacts.
- 50% Travel throughout united states.